Julia Vlaming


Owner of Ottawa Art Therapy. Julia is a Registered Psychotherapist with the College of Registered Psychotherapists of Ontario (CRPO), Professional Art Therapist with the Canadian Art Therapy Association (CATA), and Behavioural IBI/ABA therapist (BCBA Supervised). She is responsible for programming,  relief work, business communications and supervises her team of professionals to ensure quality care. 

Julia specialized in working with: Autism Spectrum Disorder, Sensory Processing Disorder, Attachment Disorder, PTSD, Anxiety, Depression, Selective Mutism, Down Syndrome, Addiction, Alzheimer's &  Dementia, Inuit Community, and culturally unique populations.

Our Team


Skill Development, Anxiety focussed & Trauma informed Play Therapy Musician, and Artist, MA Psychology (Hounours), ASIST training, DBT training, M Ed. Psychology of Counseling in progress.  

Monique is passionate about facilitating alternative and creative mental health interventions. Her approach is client centred and holistic. She works with clients of all ages through creative skill development as well as experiencial trauma informed therapy.



An amazing, most interactive musician. with expertise in Behavioural Therapy. Promotes mental health and skill development through music. Jon leads the music component for our groups.  


BA honours Psychology,
MA Counselling & Art Therapy, 
Registered Psychotherapist (CRPO)

Professional Art Therapist (CATA)


Melanie is an Art Therapist, specializing in working with individuals with depression & anxiety, youth in crisis, and neurodevelopmental disorders. She is passionate about promoting  self-care through the creative arts. 



M.Sc. Psychology,
MA Counselling & Art Therapy, 
Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying) (CRPO)

Professional Art Therapist (CATA)

Using a collaborative approach to navigate the space between where you are now and where you want to be, Elise works with people seeking help for difficulties related to anxiety, mood, trauma, stress, and life transitions.


Administrative Assistant

Shelli is facilitates our administrative services. She is responsible for billing, scheduling, and helping our creative practice run as smoothly as possible. 

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Current Dates:  April 13 - June 1



Interested in piano or music in general?  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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