About Marillyn

Practicing Art Therapy Since 2004

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Marillyn Saffery, BFA, DipAT, RP

Marillyn Saffery earned a Bachelor’s degree in Fine Arts from the University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg where she studied painting, drawing, design and the history of art.

Subsequently, Marillyn complete a post-graduate diploma in Art Therapy from the University of Western Ontario, comprising a two-year program combining art therapy and psychology.

She is a registered member of CRPO, a professional member of OATA and a member of OACCPP, and has been practicing art therapy since 2004. Marillyn is past-president of OATA, based in London, Ontario.

ISSUES ADDRESSED

Art therapy works well for:

  • mood disorders: depression and anxiety
  • grief and loss
  • emotional regulation
  • trauma-informed care
  • dementia

WHO CAN BENEFIT FROM ART THERAPY

Individual and small-group sessions are available for:

  • children, youth and adults living with mental illness
  • seniors in long-term care
  • military veteran population