Lydia Charak is a Registered Psychotherapist (CRPO) specializing in Expressive Arts Therapy. She has earned a Master in Expressive Arts Therapy with a minor in Psychology from the European Graduate School and is a graduate from The CREATE Institute in Toronto. Lydia also earned a B.Sc. in Psychology and Criminology from U of T and a B.A.A. (Hons) in Media Arts from Ryerson University. She is a member of OEATA (Ontario Expressive Art Therapy Association) and is a teaching assistant at The CREATE Institute. Lydia continues to keep her practice current and relevant through ongoing training in latest therapeutic methods.
Lydia is a motivated Expressive Art Therapist possessing an extensive knowledge of therapeutic techniques using an intermodal approach to art making within a psychotherapeutic framework. She offers a supportive environment where the healing potential of the imagination is encouraged and insights into one’s inner resources can be discovered and enhanced, impacting and transforming lives.
Lydia sees clients wishing to explore issues of trauma, life transitions, grief and loss, crisis, depression and anxiety. She also works with individuals wishing to work with the concept of legacy and a desire to be more creative.
Lydia is also an accomplished exhibiting artist who enjoys working in many media. Her background includes photography, sculpture, painting, printmaking to name a few.