About Foster Art and WellnessLAURA DAVID FOSTER, MPS-AT, RCAT, CCC With her training in visual arts and architectural design and drafting, Laura has experience as an artist, art teacher, and interior designer. Since childhood Laura has had a passion for art-making, with a focus on drawing and painting. Her enthusiasm for art has further developed in recent years, especially in sharing the experience with others. Laura has had direct lived experience of depression, and she has found that visual art has been a great outlet for self-expression. She wholeheartedly agrees with expressive arts therapist Shaun McNiff, "Art heals." Through facilitating an art program at an inner-city agency in Edmonton, Laura developed a passion for using her love for art to foster healing and justice. Laura has completed a Master of Psychotherapy and Spirituality degree with an Art Therapy Specialization (MPS-AT), and she has been in private practice since 2017. She has a professional membership in the Canadian Counselling and Psychotherapy Association (CCPA), as Canadian Certified Counsellor (CCC) member no.12036, and she is a Registered Canadian Art Therapist (RCAT) with the Canadian Art Therapy Association (CATA) member, reg. no. 271-R-20.
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Endorsements & Testimonials for Foster Art and Wellness
"Your intuition, integrity, and genuine care for the well-being of your clients create a safe home for them where they can unburden themselves of their painful emotions and walk free."Mehdi Naimi MA, RCC, RCAT, BFA, Clinical Supervisor, art/ist/teacher/therapist
"Reading about Laura’s [practicum] I wondered if art therapy could help me. Laura's kind, compassionate and non-judgmental manner soon assured me I was in a safe environment. Hesitant at first, with her expert guidance, I soon discovered it reached reservoirs of pain never before plumbed by traditional therapeutic methods. By removing the restrictions of words, my hands seemed to guide me through my journey. I experienced an emotional and spiritual transformation... Art therapy is the best thing I ever did for myself. " (name and some details withheld for confidentiality)