Welcome to the Ontario Art Therapy Association Bienvenue sur le site l'Association des Art Therapeutes de l'Ontario


Welcome to Jennifer Page our new Education Chair!

Jennifer Page is a graduate from the Toronto Art Therapy Institute as of February 2015. She holds a Bachelor of Fine Art (Photography) from Ryerson University and a Certificate in Advanced Counselling Skills from George Brown College. She is a professional member of OATA and an international member of AATA.

She is currently in the early stages of establishing a private practice and has experience supporting clients in a variety of challenges, including persons experiencing homelessness, addictions recovery, complications in grief and loss, and mental health issues.

We are looking forward to all you will bring in the next two years!


Welcome/ Bienvenue to Melita Richardson our new French Committee Member!!

Melita Richardson is a professional and certified Art Therapist since 2007 from the Toronto Art Therapy Institute. Since then, she has been working in building a private practice in this domain. She received a bachelor in Fine Arts (education) from L’Université de Moncton in 1997. She is currently three credits short of obtaining a bachelor’s in psychology from Brock University. Mélita is a very dedicated individual geared towards learning new knowledge and skills. She is curious and loves to read. She is a high school teacher who is responsible of the Visual Art program and some psychology courses. For many years, she is the Head of the Arts Department at L’École secondaire catholique Jean-Vanier in Welland. Melita believes in the art making process and in the ability of individuals to find appropriate self-direction in the psychological climate of empathy, honesty and caring. She is working in Art Therapy with various life situations such as grief, anxiety, stress, separation, self-esteem, ADD, ADHD, anger, and dementia. .    

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