Annie Liston Walters, DTATI, RP is a Professional Art Therapist and Registered Psychotherapist living and working in beautiful Toronto.
As the mind and body are all part of a whole system, Annie focuses on both somatic and cognitive-based therapies that aim to support and improve whole system functioning. Sessions may include talking, art-making, meditative practices, or self-exploration through a lens of openness and curiosity. Annie strongly believes in the strength and resilience of all beings and works to empower clients based on their inherent abilities.
Annie specializes in working with children, youth, women, and parents who may be in need of extra support.
Annie has done substantial work with groups and individuals:
-Struggling with difficult behaviours, thoughts, and feeling
-on the Autism spectrum
-with developmental/cognitive/physical impairments
-with bipolar disorder, borderline personality disorder, and mood disorders
-survivors of traumas/PTSD
Annie has also worked extensively with older adults with dementia: improving their quality of life, encouraging cognitive processing, and exercising hand-eye coordination.
Annie has facilitated art therapy groups for a diverse array of individuals and is available for art therapy group facilitation for all ages and abilities.
Annie works through a trauma-informed, social justice lens with an awareness of systemic oppression (e.g. racism, sexism, ableism, homophobia, transphobia) and how oppression can contribute to symptoms of anxiety, depression, stored trauma, and substance use issues. All people are welcome and supported based on their individual needs
To view a published compilation of her group work, click here: