Accreditations & Specializations

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 specializes in working with: Autism Spectrum Disorder, Sensory Processing Disorder, Neurodevelopmental disorders, Attachment Disorder, PTSD, First Responders, RCMP, Armed Forces, Anxiety, Depression, Selective Mutism, Down Syndrome, Addictions, Burn Out, Anger Management, Alzheimer's &  Dementia, Aboriginal Community, Refugees and culturally unique populations. Julia Vlaming is also qualified to supervise other psychotherapists in the field.  Languages: English, Russian.



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 experiential trauma informed therapy. Monique specializes in individual sessions, groups, and workshops. She has experience working with clients with ASD, CP, Down Syndrome, Personality Disorders, Anxiety, Depression, PTSD, Alzheimer's & Dementia, Aboriginal Community, and those in life transitions. 

Skill Development, Anxiety focussed & Trauma informed Play Therapy, Musician, and Artist, BA Psychology (Honours), ASIST training, DBT training, ABA-Based Services Certification, M Ed. Psychology of Counseling in progress. Languages: French, English, Spanish.
Professional Art Therapist (CRPO), Certified Counselor (CCPA), MA Counselling Psychology-Art Therapy, BA (honours) Psychology,
Certifications include: Couples Therapy, Suicide Alertness, Mindfullness, Indiginous Cultural Competancy, and Anti-Discrimination Training.
Clientelle: Individual and Group sessions, Siblings, those with ASD and Neurodevelopmental disorders, Anxiety, Depression, Trauma, Refugees, Indiginous population, Addictions, those who have expreienced Sexual Abuse, and individuals looking to improve their quality of life through creative self-expression.
Interactive musician and instructor therapist, with expertise in Behavioural Therapy (IBI/ABA). Promotes mental health and learning through music and creative motivation. Jon leads the music component for our groups, and our individual skill development sessions. Experience in promoting language development through speech, sign, or communication devices, school preparation, social skills development, and self-expression through music. Works with children and youth with autism, Down Syndrome, anxiety, depression, ADHD, and those with difficulties in non-functional behaviour management. 
ABA/IBI -Based Services Certification, BA Psychology & Linguistics (in Progress). 

Melanie (on maternity leave)
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 adults with neurodevelopmental disorders. She is passionate about promoting  self-care through the creative arts. 

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




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



Registration open Feb-April



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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