Mélita Richardson, B.A., DTATI, RP, EAO
My name is Mélita and I am originally from a small village northeast of New Brunswick called Tracadie. I moved to the Niagara Region in 2000 to pursue a teaching career. I received a Bachelor’s in Fine Arts and Education in 1997 from L’université de Moncton. I now have more than 23 years of experience teaching elementary and high school students. I am bilingual (French and English).
I finished my art therapy program from the Toronto Art Therapy Institute in 2007. I started a private practice the same year. I became a registered psychotherapist with the College of Registered Psychotherapist of Ontario (CRPO) in 2017. In 2023, I received a Bachelor of Psychology from Brock University. Also in 2023, I started a certificate in toxicology from L’Université de Moncton and I am expected to finish this program in 2025. For many years, I have been implicated in many different volunteer experiences. I have been a member in good standing of multiple organization, and I held chairs of a few boards of directors. For years now, I have been on the board of directors of the Ontario Art Therapy Association and since 2022, I am their President. I value the healing power of the creative process and I am very grateful to be an art therapist.
I have used the creative processes with success throughout my life to manage emotions, regulate feelings, in making important decisions and so much more. By using what I learnt and taught over the years, both in arts and in psychology, I know that art presents lots of benefits for healing. Our creativity, imagination and uniqueness are powerful tools used to communicate with the self and with others. This is accomplished by manipulating various art mediums to bring new images to life. When it’s difficult or impossible to explain with words what we have in our mind or in our heart, why not use the power of art to project expression and facilitate healing?
Each session (in the studio) is usually one hour in length and art materials are included.
Online session available via Zoom Platform (art material not included).
Niagara Art Therapy Services
Mélita Richardson (Owner and Operator)
Located in St-Catharines, ON
Phone number: (905) 353-5091
E-mail address: [email protected]
Web site: https://niagara-art-therapy.com