Rhys Castro, RP (Q), BFA
Therapy can be an incredibly powerful tool for healing and growth. However, many people struggle with expressing their emotions, feel like they’re not making progress, or feel stuck in the healing process, especially when dealing with complex issues — and this can be frustrating!
Art therapy provides a unique way to explore and express emotions and experiences that may be difficult to put into words. By using creative methods such as painting, drawing, and sculpting (just to name a few!) along with a person-centered approach, individuals can tap into their inner thoughts and feelings in a non-verbal, safe, supportive environment. This can be especially helpful for those who have difficulty expressing themselves verbally.
I am dedicated to creating safe, non-judgmental spaces where individuals can lean into their own experiences and creative process, empowering them to take an active role in their own healing journey.
Rhys is a Scarborough-based artist, Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying) and post-graduate art therapy student at the Toronto Art Therapy Institute (TATI). Over the past 3 years, Rhys has been gaining art therapy experience working with individuals and groups of all ages and abilities across various sites such as Community Living Trent Highlands, Youthdale Treatment Centres, Sheena’s Place, Addus, and KEYS to Inclusion. She has worked with clients dealing with depression, anxiety, eating disorders, grief, loss, anger, trauma, and self-confidence issues. Currently, Rhys is completing her graduate level diploma at TATI with a research project doing art therapy with nurses and healthcare workers at Mount Sinai Hospital and Hennick-Bridgepoint Hospital.
Client Focus: Adults, adolescents, children (10+)
Modalities: Mindfulness-Based Therapy, Person-Centered Therapy
Areas of Focus: Anxiety, Depression, Trauma, Grief, Self-confidence, Stress