The TATI Online Art Therapy Clinic


Self-referrals for the TATI Online Clinic is now closed. Sessions with existing participants will continue until the end of December, 2021. For questions please email



Services at the Toronto Art Therapy Institute Online Clinic are provided by students at the Institute, as part of their field education in the process of developing and expanding skills in art therapy and counselling. Student receive training and supervision by experienced art therapists registered with the Canadian Art Therapy Association and the College of Registered Psychotherapists of Ontario or the Ontario College of Social Workers and Social Service Workers. We work with adults and youth who are 16 years or older residing in Canada. Services are confidential.



We offer arts-based, brief therapy (8 sessions, 60 minutes per session, once per week), focusing on:



  • Connecting individuals with their internal and external resources to problem-solve and deal with stressors.
  • Building and expanding skills to deal with mild to moderate emotional concerns, such as anxiety, sadness, or feelings of isolation, a lack of motivation, and uncertainties.
  • Building and expanding skills in self-care.
  • Developing tools for relaxation, stress management, and engaging in the present moment, to sustain a sense of well-being.

Because of the brief service we offer, the art therapy sessions will not focus on processing a person’s past histories, but can support identifying and dealing with the effects of these histories in the person’s experiences of the present, if they are relevant to the person’s goals in participating in our art therapy service.



To participate in online art therapy sessions, a computer or mobile device (smartphone or tablet) with secure internet/wifi, camera and microphone will be required. Check out this page for tech tips on virtual art therapy sessions.


Looking for a group instead? Check out the TATI Online Art Hive, fall sessions on Tuesdays October 12 to November 30 at 6-8pm ET. See more information and register here.

Participating in the TATI Online Clinic

Art therapy is a form of psychotherapy that uses art-making as its primary mode of expression and communication to address emotional issues that may be difficult to articulate in words. A different mode of expression, supported by a therapeutic relationship, may offer new perspectives about challenging circumstances as well as self-awareness.


Art Therapy is not a recreational activity or an art lesson, although the sessions can be enjoyable. People don’t need to have any previous experience in art to participate in art therapy.

We can offer a maximum of 8 sessions. However, individuals are welcome to contact us again after the completion of 8 sessions, if they would like to return for further service.

With online art therapy sessions, participants will need to have some basic art-making material on hand, such as paper, pencils, colour pencils, etc. We will also work with participants to find creative ways to use readily available materials in their homes for art-making.



To access the online video sessions, a computer or mobile device (smartphone or tablet) with secure internet/wifi, camera and microphone will be required. Check out this page for tech tips on virtual art therapy sessions.

Individuals participating in the art therapy service can opt to donate $10 or $20 per session.



For those who are able to donate, your contribution will help sustain the infrastructure and administrative work that ensure our service is secured and compliant with provincial and federal privacy regulations. It will also help to sustain access to art therapy service for those who may not be able to afford it.



We will not turn anyone away based on financial barriers, and the quality of services we offer will not be impacted by whether people contribute financially or not.



TATI is a registered charity and will issue tax-deductible donation receipts.



Contributions can be made via our secured client portal after registration with our service.