Our Mission: To provide creative arts therapies, counselling and advocacy to individuals, couples, families and groups who require support to live a fulfilling life.
Ballarat Art Therapies began in 2015 as a single practitioner practice, established by Monica Finch (now Director). In 2020 Ballarat Art Therapies subcontracted two local Creative Art Therapists to manage the increased demand for the services. Referrals continued to grow and in 2021 Ballarat Art Therapies made the decision to become a group practice with the vision to create a Creative Arts Therapy Hub to service the Greater Ballarat Region and beyond.
We now have an amazing team who are able to offer our large variety of services.
Addiction and Recovery. Mental Illness/ Health. Family Violence. Trauma. PTSD. Family and Carer Support. Disability Sector. Chronic Illness. Bereavement. Grief and Loss. Palliative & End of Life Care. Meditation/ Mindfulness. Relationship issues. Family Breakdown/estrangement. Working with Children and Adolescence. Veterans. Anxiety. Depression. Critical Incident Counselling. Eating disorders. Post Natal Depression. Education settings.
The list continues to grow, but here is an idea of where we have delivered our services:
Alzheimer Australia. Bass Coast Community Health. Ballarat Secondary College. Ballarat Health Network. City of Monash. CAFS, Ballarat. Centacare, Ballarat. Dept of Planning and Community Development. Damascus Secondary College. DHHS, Child Protection. Education First Youth Foyer Holmseglen, Glen Waverly. Family Resource Center, Wonthaggi. FRMP, Prahran Missions. Palliative Care Consortium. Latrobe Community Health; Carers Respite Carer Services. Mitchell Neighborhood House, Wonthaggi. Mental Illness Foundation, The Garage, Wonthaggi. NEEMI Mental Health Service. Phoenix Community College. Salvo Connect Western. Victims Assist Program. WRISC FV Services, Ballarat.