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Mental For Art

Mental For Art

Host: Kelly Gauthier

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    About the Host:

    I grew up in a family of renowned artists and creative individuals.  At an early age I came to understand the essence of art, its amazing potential, and the ability to heal that lay beneath it.
    Although I was an outgoing child with a real spirit and enthusiasm for life, I experienced great difficulty when it came to expressing my emotions.  My father, who among many things was a beautiful artist and photographer, surprised me on my 10th birthday with a camera.  Without intention my father had provided me with the key to unlocking my creativity and emotions.  The camera quickly became my means of expression.

    With a passion for photography and an innate desire to help others, I went on to obtain an Honors B.F.A. in Still Photography and an Honors Master's Level Diploma in Art Therapy.

    Prior to my becoming an Art Therapist I owned and operated a children';s photography camp called CAMP CAMERA.  It was this experience that fueled my desire to further my education and combine my passion for photography and my desire to help others into a successful Art & Photo Therapy Practice. 

    I have spent the better part of 20 years working with clients in childcare facilities, schools, multidisciplinary centres, hospitals and first nation reserves.  I specialize in Photo Therapy and have perfected the use of photographs, film, and projected imagery in therapy with clients struggling with low self-esteem and confidence.  I have been blessed with the opportunity to help many recognize their self-worth, the gifts they possess and the potential that life holds for them.

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