About OAT

About Ottawa Art Therapy

What is Art Therapy?

Art therapy is a mental health profession that uses the creative process of art making to improve and enhance the physical, mental and emotional well-being.


Art Therapy Services Overview

Here at Ottawa Art Therapy we believe that creativity can improve well-being in both children and adults! Our programs include individual and group sessions. Our services are accessible and our rates are affordable. During your free consultation you can find out more about our programs and other community resources that can benefit you and/or your family. Please schedule your consultation here by filling out the contact form!


Other Services Available

Ottawa Art Therapy offers services that utilize aspects of visual art, music, movement, and connecting to nature. We do so by incorporating these elements in Psychotherapy, BCBA Supervised ABA/IBI Sessions, Creative Workshops, Respite Care, and in many other individualized approaches our clients require. 


Who Can Benefit from Our Services?

Clients from all paths of life are welcome to schedule a consultation with Ottawa Art Therapy. We have therapists and support staff with a variety of skill sets to accommodate all our present and future clients! 


Ottawa Art Therapy provides the needed creative outlet to address a variety of symptoms in children and adults. The Art Therapist works together with the parents/individuals to set goals depending on their/their child's needs. 

About Julia Vlaming


Julia Vlaming is the Owner of Ottawa Art Therapy and a professional Art Therapist and Registered Psychotherapist who has extensive experience in working with clients from many paths of life. She started Ottawa Art Therapy in 2013, seeing the need for alternative individualized services in our Nation's Capital.


Julia also has training and several years experience in Intensive Behaviour Intervention (IBI) and, where needed, applies the latter principles in her practice in order to provide a more effective therapeutic approach. 


Julia works to provide her clients with individualized and personal services. She believes that creative interventions foster problem solving, goal based development, and an increase in quality of life. 


Education:  BSc Honours in Psychology from Royal Holloway University of London, Art Therapy Graduate from The Vancouver Art Therapy Institute

Professional Associations: Canadian Art Therapy Association (CATA), Membership with (the new) Ontario College of Psychotherapists (in review), ONTABA menber
Continuing education: Behavioural Science (ABA, IBI) training, attending ongoing conferences and workshops on Art Therapy and arts in mental health. 




Info on insurance providers and funding accepted can be found under the Princing section or by contacting us.



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Interested in music as skill development and self-expression?  Please inquire for more details!



Ottawa Art Therapy offers sessions for all individuals AND groups! If you, your child, your family, or your organization is interested in Art Therapy, please contact us.

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