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.

 

Mindy:

Art Therapist (Qualifying)(IP Supervised -CRPO), Honours Bachelor of Fine Arts (BFA), Bachelor of Education (BEd), Masters of Education & Graduate Diploma in Environmental/Sustainability Education (MEd), Graduate Diploma in Art Therapy (Nov 2020).

 

Mindy is an Art Therapist specializing in individual and group Art Therapy that utilizes various directives and facilitates practice that involves connecting the experiencial piece of art making, problem solving and how we can better relate to our environment. 

 
Jillian: 
Honours in Behavioural Psychology, Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training (ASIST), Non-Violent Crisis Intervention Training (CPI), ABA/IBI training. 
 
Skills and experience in Applied Behavioural Analysis (ABA) and Intenvive Behavioural Intervention (IBI), Individual CBT, group counselling, and working in interdisciplinary teams servicing a range of pupulations. Works through the creative arts to ensure motivation and skill development. 
skills
developed in applied behaviour analysis (ABA), individual CBT, group counselling,
and working in interdisciplinary teams servicing a range of populations: children and adolescents with
developmental or mental health disabilities, and adult offenders.
 
skills
developed in applied behaviour analysis (ABA), individual CBT, group counselling,
and working in interdisciplinary teams servicing a range of populations: children and adolescents with
developmental or mental health disabilities, and adult offenders
Jon
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 
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.

 

Shayla
Life Skills Coach (social interactions, daily routines, cooking, building functional leisure activities, ect), RBT (APF) (Qualifying-under supervision), Certified Doula (DONA, 2017), Musician (piano, guitar, voice), Children's Choir Director.

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

News

 

INSURANCE & FUNDING

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

 

SATURDAY GROUP:

Re-configuring due to COVID

 

MUSIC:

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

 

AN INTERVENTION FOR ALL: 

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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