Amber Channell

Registered Art Therapist

Hi! My name is Amber,

I am a Registered Art Therapist with over 25 years of experience. I have a passion for helping to heal others through creative arts therapy, as I have seen the benefits of using this modality to uncover thoughts, feelings and images that cannot always be articulated in words.

Art Therapy combines creative expression and Psychotherapy, to help individuals process their experiences and feelings through images. The Art Therapist guides the client through the art making process through discussion, reflection and relationship building, to allow for self-expression in a non-invasive manner. Art therapy is about the “process”, rather than the “product”, which is why having artistic talent is NOT a requirement for receiving Art Therapy counselling. However, the client does leave therapy with tangible evidence of their therapeutic process.

Art Therapy can be utilized to treat a variety of issues and populations, including mood disorders, anxiety, trauma, abuse, grief and loss, psychiatric diagnoses, relationship problems, ADHD and many other mental health concerns.

I currently reside in Drumheller Alberta, although I have practiced Art Therapy in Ontario and BC as well. My experience includes working with all age groups from young children to seniors, although I have a particular passion for working with children. I have had experience working for Mental Health Services in BC, in a group home for incarcerated youth, an alternative high school, a women’s shelter for addictions, mental health and abuse and private practice. Most of my experience was within an Alberta School Division, where I worked for 17 years. I have also provided several workshops, art therapy groups and Clinical Supervision for other therapists.

Please contact us to learn more about Art Therapy, or to book an appointment.