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Music & Art Therapy for Teens

Nurture teen well-being with music and art therapy. Empower them to express, heal, and thrive creatively through expert guidance.

Navigating the maze of adolescence with understanding and care.

The teenage years are a fusion of discovery and transformation, often met with the trials of evolving identities, relationships, and aspirations.

As they stride through these turbulent waters, from peer dynamics to academic pressures and self-exploration, therapy can be the anchor they need. With empathy and expertise, we offer adolescents the insights and tools to confidently face challenges and cultivate a sturdy sense of self.

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  • Anxiety

  • Depression

  • Life Transitions

  • Mood Disorders

  • ADHD

  • Neurodiversity

  • Self-Esteem and Identity Issues​

  • Grief & Loss

  • Stress & Burn Out

  • Relationship Issues

  • Pain Management

  • Trauma & PTSD

  • Parenting Challenges

  • Pain Management

We're Here to Support You Through

A man plays an acoustic guitar. 4 other guitars are displayed beside him. These are used in music therapy for teens

Benefits of Music & Art Therapy for Teens

Music and art therapy offers a multitude of benefits for seniors, adults, teens, and kids because it provides a unique avenue for expression and healing. Engaging in artistic activities under the guidance of a trained therapist can yield transformative results:

  • Self-expression: Safely express thoughts and feelings.

  • Stress relief: Alleviates stress and anxiety.

  • Emotional resilience: Develops coping skills and empowerment.

  • Trauma recovery: Aids in healing and processing trauma.

  • Communication: Improves communication and relationships.

  • Personal growth: Fosters self-discovery and growth.

At Creative Psych, we know music and art psychotherapy offers a holistic approach to mental and emotional well-being, catering to individuals of all ages by harnessing the transformative power of creativity and self-expression.

Still not sure if it's right for you? Book a FREE consultation with one of our creative psychotherapists and learn more about their process.

Why Explore Creative Psychotherapy vs. Talk Therapy

Emotions often find clearer expression through music and art than through words alone. 

Unlocking Expression

Beyond Words

Creative expression offers a channel to process and understand emotions where feelings are visualized and resonated.

The Therapeutic Power of Creative Expression

Combining talk therapy with creative arts offers a more holistic and comprehensive healing experience.

A Multifaceted Approach to Well-being

 Engaging in creative expression can stimulate brain regions linked to emotions, memory, and cognition, reaffirming the physiological and psychological benefits of creative psychotherapy.

Neuroscience Meets Art: The Brain on Creativity

What could an Individual Music Psychotherapy Session for Teens Look Like?

A teenage boy is playing his guitar outside. Music and art therapy for teens is helpful for their well-being.

What could an Individual Music Psychotherapy Session for Teens Look Like?

A teenage girl is painting a blank canvas. Music and art therapy for teens is helpful for their well-being.

In our music psychotherapy sessions at CreativePsych, teenagers often find a harmonious blend of talk therapy and musical exploration. Recognizing that some teens might connect more readily with creative expression than traditional conversation, sessions could involve activities like songwriting or diving deep into the emotions evoked by specific tracks. No musical background is needed; we aim to offer a platform where adolescents can freely express and navigate their emotions in a supportive environment.

At CreativePsych, our art psychotherapy sessions provide teens an avenue to blend talk therapy with the immersive world of artistic expression. Given that many adolescents resonate with visual and tactile expression, they might find solace in activities like art journaling or sketching their feelings. No prior artistic experience is required; we focus on cultivating a space where teens can explore and articulate their emotions in ways that feel most authentic to them.

Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT)

CBT is a form of psychotherapy that focuses on identifying and restructuring negative thought patterns and behaviors. By challenging and changing these patterns, individuals can develop healthier habits and responses. It's a goal-oriented approach commonly used to treat a variety of mental health disorders.

Therapists: Ninat Friedland

Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT)

DBT is a form of cognitive-behavioral therapy that emphasizes validation and acceptance. It focuses on building skills in mindfulness, emotion regulation, and interpersonal effectiveness to manage intense emotions and improve relationships.

Therapists: Jon Burkhart, Ninat Friedland

Emotion-Focused Therapy (EFT)

EFT is a therapeutic approach that centers on understanding and reshaping emotional experiences. It aims to foster emotional awareness, expression, and transformation to enhance overall well-being and relational health.

Therapists: Mollia Kennedy, Robin Soper

Internal Family Systems (IFS)

IFS is a therapeutic approach that views the mind as a collection of sub-personalities or "parts". It seeks to understand, heal, and harmonize these parts by accessing the core Self, which is inherently compassionate and healing.

Therapists: Robin Soper

Mindfulness-Based Therapy

Mindfulness-Based Therapy integrates traditional therapeutic practices with mindfulness strategies. It emphasizes present-moment awareness and non-judgmental acceptance to enhance psychological well-being and reduce stress.

Therapists: Natalie Bochenska, Rhys Castro, Jon Burkhart, Robin Soper, Mollia Kenedy, Ninat Friedland

Narrative Therapy

Narrative Therapy is an approach that views people as separate from their problems. It emphasizes the power of storytelling to shape lives, encouraging individuals to re-author their own narratives in a way that aligns with their values and preferred outcomes.

Therapists: Ninat Friedland

Person-Centred Therapy

Person-Centred Therapy is grounded in the belief that individuals have an innate capacity for self-understanding and growth. It emphasizes creating a supportive, non-judgmental environment where clients lead the direction and pace of their own healing journey.

Therapists: Jon Burkhart, Rhys Castro, Ninat Friedland

Psychodynamic Therapy

Psychodynamic Therapy delves into unconscious processes and past experiences to understand present behaviors. It seeks to uncover and address deep-seated patterns, beliefs, and interpersonal dynamics that influence current actions and emotions.

Therapists: Mollia KennedyRobin Soper

Somatic Therapy

Somatic Therapy focuses on the mind-body connection, using bodily interventions to process and release trapped emotions. It believes that trauma and emotional experiences manifest physically, and by addressing these bodily sensations, individuals can heal and achieve psychological relief.

Therapists: Natalie Bochenska, Robin Soper

Our therapists at CreativePsych bring varied approaches and specialized training in diverse psychotherapy modalities, each offering a unique path toward healing and self-discovery. Explore below to learn more about these different modalities and choose a therapist whose expertise aligns with your personal journey and preferences.

Psychotherapy Modalities We Use with Music & Art Therapy for Teens

Working with Miya her team at Creative Psych, and my registered psychotherapist has been an absolute dream. The entire team is so caring, empathetic, and genuine in all their interactions with me, it’s genuinely the most welcoming feeling!


About Creative Psych

Creative Psych offers insurance-covered online art and music therapy for all ages in Ontario. In the vast realm of healing and personal growth, we're pioneering a space where the benefits of creative expression and the science of psychotherapy meet. Our dedicated team, a blend of dual-certified psychotherapists and creative arts therapists, champions a fusion of traditional therapeutic methods with the profound language of music and art. With us, therapy is not just an intervention - it's a creative journey.

Guiding individuals on a transformative path to holistic healing, personal empowerment, and lasting wellness, CreativePsych champions the fusion of creative expression with psychotherapy.

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Take the First Step Towards Healing. 

Book Your Free Consultation Now

Ready to embark on a journey towards greater well-being and self-discovery? Don't wait any longer. Take advantage of our free consultation offer and discover how music and art psychotherapy can transform your teen's life. Book your consultation now and start your path to healing today.

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