Anu Lala


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Registered Psychotherapist

Registered Art Therapist

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Hello my name is: Anu Lala, and I have been practicing as both an Art Therapist and Psychotherapist in Toronto for the past 23 years.

Upcoming Workshops

Mindfulness through Art: Making Mandalas
    April 21st, 2018

My philosophy

My practice is built on the principle that we all have the ability to transform ourselves and create change. I have worked with many different people of a variety of ages and backgrounds who have been struggling with a array of different issues and witnessed great changes within people. Everything from recovery from depression to managing a difficult interpersonal relationship.

Whatever struggle you are facing I am aware that taking the first step in creating change is always the hardest. You have already started by finding this site . My role is to guide you to see all your strengths, choices, and solutions and provide you with the strategies which will support your pathway to healing. With my help it will not be a fearful lonely journey, but one full of reflection, insights , hope, learning, acceptance and resolution.

The issues I work with

Some of the issues I help people cope with include:

  • Depression and/or Anxiety
  • Relationship problems
  • Stress
  • Low Self-steem
  • Divorce
  • Family conflicts
  • Chronic illness
  • Grief and or loss
  • Cultural conflicts
  • Trauma and/or abuse
  • Cancer and/or Medical illness
  • Life Transitions

Approach To Therapy

When providing therapy I practice from a Strength-based Trauma Informed framework. I incorporate and am trained in multiple appraches some of which include:

  • Cognitive Behavioral
  • Solution focused
  • Psychodynamic
  • Existential
  • Narrative
  • Object Relations

Having specialized in working with diverse populations for the past 22 years, my work is strongly grounded in anti-racist, anti-homophobic, and anti-oppressive principles.

What is Art Therapy?

Art therapy is a form of therapy which facilitates self-expression through the use of Art. Emotions, thoughts, and wishes are expressed symbolically through the creation of personal images and objects. The Art which is produced becomes a source of communication through which one can reflect upon and work through areas of conflict and distress.

How does it work?

Contact me and we can begin the work together to create transformations which lead to healthy full living.