Cara Tompkins Rosa

Certified Art Therapist, MC:AT, DVATI, C.C.C., ATPQ

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, Cara has lived  in both Vancouver and Montreal.  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.

Our Philosophy

How I Can Help You

IT IS MY GOAL TO WORK IN THE WAY THAT IS BEST SUITED TO YOU, IN A WELCOMING, SAFE ENVIRONMENT THAT INSPIRES YOU TO CREATE YOUR PATH TO WELLNESS.
Older Adults

Older Adults

Art therapy can benefit older adults transitioning to a new stage in life with new worries, questions, and challenges. After the kids are grown…

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Adults

Adults

As adults, we rarely make the space for creative endeavors because we are too busy with life.

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Adolescents

Adolescents

Adolescents have a lot going on inside, and they don’t always feel comfortable talking about themselves.

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Children

Children

Art is a unique tool for communication that helps children show what is in their hearts and minds.

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Online

Online

Online art therapy sessions allow you to express yourself from the comfort, convenience, and safety of your private space.

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Individual Sessions

Individual Sessions

Individual therapy is for targeted, one-on-one work on your personal needs and concerns at your pace.

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Group Sessions & Workshops

Group Sessions & Workshops

Explore a shared interest or concern from multiple perspectives in a safe, dynamic environment.

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