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Erin Gartner   

Professional Art Therapist
50 minute sessions online or in our SE Calgary studio - $100.00 (plus GST)

Erin uses a non-judgemental, person-centered approach to art therapy. She encourages curiosity, creativity, and self-compassion. Erin has an inclusive practice and works with teens, young adults, adults, and seniors and offers sessions in-person and on-line. Erin has been described as “compassionate, gentle, accepting, and knowledgeable.”


Erin is a professional member of the Canadian Art Therapy Association (CATA), and a student member of The Association of Counselling Therapy of Alberta (ACTA). She has earned a postgraduate, masters level Art Psychotherapy diploma from the Canadian International Institute of Art Therapy (CiiAT), and a bachelor’s degree in fine arts from the Alberta University of the Arts. Erin is a practicing artist and an art educator for clients seeking personal instruction and growth in drawing, painting, and ceramic skills.

Issues that can be addressed with art psychotherapy:


·         Grief and Complicated Grief

·         Anxiety

·         Depression

·         Trauma

·         PTSD and CPTSD

·         Intimate Partner Violence

·         Stress and change management

·         Relationships

·         Self-compassion and self-care

·         Women’s (Feminine) Issues

·         Inclusive and open practice


“I believe that the expression of art and creating belongs to everyone and that it holds space for unity, growth, and healing. Art is a language, and it is everyone’s fundamental right to express themselves in this language. Art helps us to be seen and heard and there is no skill or talent required to be received in this language. Art is a safe place and an ally, and its connection with art therapy is a way for us to feel, examine, and express that which cannot always be understood in words alone.” - Erin Gartner

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