I am so glad you're here! This can be a big step for a lot of folks - so let's just take a moment to celebrate that you've made it this far.
And now that you're here, let me tell you a little bit about Healing Arts Therapy. This is a counselling and art therapy practice where you can explore your healing and growth in a welcoming and non-judgmental space...with me :) My name is Eaman (Amy) Thompson and I have been working in the mental health field providing coaching, counselling services, and workshops for over 10 years. I absolutely love what I do!
I invite you to take a look through my service offerings, read a bit more about me, check out my FAQs, peruse my blog, and then reach out. I offer all clients a free 30-minute consultation. This gives us both an opportunity to see if we'd work well together. I look forward to connecting with you :)
I get a lot of questions about art therapy and the name of my practice. Check out my blog for some more information about both...and a few other things!
Professional Art Therapist | Canadian Certified Counsellor
Note: My parents anglicized my name when I was quite young. You may see both Eaman and Amy on my professional affiliations/degrees. I identify with both names, and will often use them interchangeably.
One-on-one art therapy and counselling sessions for individuals experiencing symptoms related to:
One-on-one sessions for individuals feeling "stuck" professionally. Common concerns/questions explored:
Please note, these are not therapeutic sessions.
Co-designed with your business to support groups of up to 20 staff navigate the workplace challenges emerging from the COVID-19 pandemic. Potential themes include: effective interpersonal communication, boundary setting, and self-care strategies.
BIPOC Group Sessions (Coming Soon)
A six-session art therapy/counselling based support group for BIPOC community members impacted by the current sociopolitical climate. Themes explored include identity, agency, and resilience/protective factors.
Interested in counselling, art therapy, coaching, group and/or any other services? I'd love to hear from you! Fill out the form below and I'm happy to answer any questions you may have.
To minimize the spread of Covid-19, I am currently offering all of my sessions remotely.
4411 16th Ave NW Calgary, AB, Canada
An online directory of BIPoC resources/supports in Calgary: https://bipocmentalhealthyyc.wordpress.com/community-resources/
A non-profit organization aimed at decolonizing wellness and creating brave spaces of healing the BIPOC community in Calgary: https://thecolourfactor.com/
An online directory of BIPoC therapists and resources across Canada:
An incredible directory of resources for folks embracing anti-racism and unlearning: https://bit.ly/UnlearnResources
All services, including:
are being provided through an encrypted online platform.
Whether you're looking for art therapy, counselling, coaching, or workshop services, I offer all clients a free 30 minute consultation to see if we "click."
You can also read more about what to expect, and what you can ask during a consultation, here: https://healingartstherapy.ca/blog/f/what-is-the-consultation-for
Sometimes. Counselling is a process, and any time you're learning to do something new - it can be really hard.
The good news is, I'm right there with you. Together, we can decide on:
The best way to describe my work is that it's eclectic. Although I lean heavily on narrative and arts-based approaches, I am just as invested in trauma-informed, humanistic, person-centered, and mindfulness approaches. I also have experience and training with cognitive behavioural therapy, solution-focused brief therapy, dialectical behavioural therapy, and acceptance and commitment therapy.
No, but art therapy principles are still incorporated into my practice - even if we're not making art in session.
It depends on each individual. I've had clients experience success navigating challenging issues within six counselling and/or art therapy sessions, and others like coming to see me once a month for a tune-up. We can decide what's best for your needs together.
I believe counselling should be accessible - and sometimes the biggest barrier is cost. So, please contact me directly to assess your individual situation.
I do not currently offer direct billing. However, I'm happy to provide you with information to submit to your insurance provider to see if my services align with your coverage.
I accept all major credit cards and e-transfers.
In the spirit of respect, reciprocity and truth, I honor and acknowledge Moh'kinsstis, and the traditional Treaty 7 territory and oral practices of the Blackfoot confederacy: Siksika, Kainai, Piikani, as well as the Îyâxe Nakoda and Tsuut'ina nations. I acknowledge that this territory is home to the Mêtis Nation of Alberta, Region 3 within the historical Northwest Mêtis homeland. Finally, I acknowledge all Nations - Indigenous and non - who live, work and play on this land, and who honour and celebrate this territory.