Cara Tompkins Rosa
Cara Rosa, MC:AT, DVATI, C.C.C., ATPQ, is a certified art therapist with a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in photography, and a Master of Counselling degree with a specialization/Advanced Diploma in art therapy.
Cara is experienced with concerns related to stress and emotional conflicts; self-esteem; self-awareness and identity; goal setting and attainment; child and adolescent development; social skills; life transitions; marriage, parenting, and relationship difficulties including high-conflict divorce; addiction management; and grief and trauma processing. Cara works with clients of all ages and stages; she has special interests in adolescence to middle adulthood, motherhood, and transitional stages related to self-discovery and life purpose. Using the Expressive Therapies Continuum and working from a strengths-based, person-centred approach, Cara focuses on each individual’s unique perspectives, circumstances, and experiences.
Originally from California and arriving in Montreal by way of Vancouver, Cara is a wife, mother, step-mother, daughter, and sister. Artistically, she most enjoys ceramics, paper arts, photography, and jewelry; her other interests include family, yoga, reading, travel, food, and the beach. She loves to find beauty in the unexpected and the imperfect.
Cara is a professional member of the Canadian Art Therapy Association, Association des Art Thérapeutes du Québec, Canadian Counselling and Psychotherapy Association, and Association Québécoise des Thérapeuts Naturels.
Tompkins Rosa, C. L. (2021). Strengthening the therapeutic bond through therapist art making with clients. Journal of Creativity in Mental Health. https://doi.org/10.1080/15401383.2021.1930620
How I Can Help You
Art therapy can benefit older adults transitioning to a new stage in life with new worries, questions, and challenges. After the kids are grown...Learn more
As adults, we rarely make the space for creative endeavors because we are too busy with life.Learn more
Adolescents have a lot going on inside, and they don’t always feel comfortable talking about themselves.Learn more
Art is a unique tool for communication that helps children show what is in their hearts and minds.Learn more
Individual therapy is for targeted, one-on-one work on your personal needs and concerns at your pace.Learn more
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