Sarah Leyes

Sarah Leyes

Art Psychotherapist, Registered Psychotherapist · Master's (Kutenai Art Therapy Institute, 2013)

Psychotherapy Provider (Registered Psychotherapist)
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Member of College of Registered Psychotherapists of Ontario (CRPO)

I live in London, Ontario with my spouse, our retired “therapeutic dog” Honey and cat Ruty (named after the rutabaga farm where he was born). I specialize in Art Therapy and play-based approaches as well as children, youth and families who struggle with anxiety and trauma. I enjoy working with people of all ages and backgrounds.

I value meeting people where they are at, celebrating individual and family strengths, and understanding the whole picture of your life story. I am grateful to witness my clients working towards more healthy and productive ways of relating to their loved ones and themselves, as well as increasing their satisfaction with life and work.

I enjoy working with individuals, families and groups. I can help with anxiety, depression, attachment issues, social and learning difficulties, ADHD, family illness, conflictual family dynamics, abuse and trauma, domestic violence, dual diagnosis, and psychosomatic symptoms.

Starting soon: Wise Trees Art, Play and Yoga Group for children 5-8 yrs old who struggle with anxiety. Wednesdays, Aug 3- Oct 5, 2016. This group is partially funded through the Agape Foundation of London and supported by Family Services Thames Valley. Find out more:

Please call for a free 1/2 hr phone consultation.

Primary Practice Location

Art Therapy, Art Smart, Dalton Associates Supervised Psychological Services
125 Woodward Avenue
London, Ontario N6H 2H1

Phone: (519) 868-5217

Fax: (519) 433-4273


Extended office hours: evenings


Years of Experience



- Professional member of the Canadian Art Therapy Association (# 149-P)
- B.Ed Nipissing University, North Bay, Ontario
- Bealart Technological Studies Certificate
- Trauma Informed Art Therapy
- Attachment Mastery Program. Somatic Attachment Course


Book Review: Expressive Therapies Now: Action Orientated Creative Arts Strategies for Healing and Growth in children by Bruce Tobin

2012 THE INTERNAL COMPASS: Self Discovery and the Use of Art Therapy
Published by The Kutenai Art Therapy Institute
A thesis focusing on the use of short-term Art Therapy in emotional expression, identification and coping with a male young offender.

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