Blog | Lydia Charak Psychotherapy - Toronto, ON Canada

Welcome To My Blog

I love the idea of sharing my stories, ideas and perspectives about the field of psychotherapy and the expressive arts, plus the role that our dreams and nightmares can play in understanding ourselves. I've learned a lot of things over the years on my journey to becoming a therapist – some of them led to success…. some not so much. I hope you find these stories thought provoking and insightful, full of curiosity, not to mention sometimes humourous and hopeful. You may even see yourself in these stories and relate to them on a personal level or you may discover how to avoid certain pitfalls and struggles I have had. You take from them what you will. I promise – they won't be boring.

Please revisit as often as you like and be my companion me on this adventure. Enjoy!
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Expressive Arts and Marginalized Populations

Some populations in our society have little or no availability to art-making activities. They may be struggling with living day to day on the streets or in prison. Some may be struggling with addictions, the effects of trauma or criminality. This life rarely affords them to escape to or engage in art-making endeavours. These very people would benefit greatly if they were able to diffuse their stresses and learn ways of coping through the non-threatening process of expressive arts.

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