Melinda Van Arenthals
Certified Art Therapist, RP (Qualifying)
Sliding Scale
$80 - $100
Limited Availability
Standard Rate
Currently Practicing
Melinda Van Arenthals
Certified Art Therapist, RP (Qualifying)


Hello, my name is Melinda and I am a Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying) who specializes in Art Therapy. With my therapeutic approach, I practice client-centered therapy, with a focus on mindfulness, compassion, empathy, and ensuring a safe and judgment-free space to express oneself. Each person who enters a session is the writer of their own story, I am there for support and to help you navigate through your therapeutic journey. We will work together to untangle any negative thoughts and feelings you may be experiencing.

It can be difficult to express emotions using only words, this is where creativity and art can be beneficial. Weaving art into a therapy session can allow the client to externalize those emotions and reflect on what was created. The focus is on the process, prior art experience is not necessary for the session.

I understand that beginning anything new can be scary and you may feel uncertain. That is okay! Feel free to check out my website for more information and we can set up a free consultation to ensure I am the right fit for your healing journey.

Community Focus:
Children, Teens, Women
Anger, Anxiety, Body Image, Burnout/Stress, Depression, Grief/Loss, PTSD, Self Esteem, Trauma
ACT, Art Therapy, Expressive Arts, Mindfulness, Narrative, Trauma Informed
Languages Spoken:
* Available Virtually (Online) in Ontario
This Practitioner is Licensed - Talk to them about their approach to ensure their style, training, and experience are a good fit for you.
*This Practitioner is Licensed - Inquire about their training and experience to ensure a good fit.

* Inquire about Online Availability in your Province