Welcome to Creative Wellness Art Therapy
Cara Tompkins Rosa
Certified Art Therapist
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 believes each person has the capacity to become their authentic self and to find meaning through creative expression. She is registered as a member of Psychology Today, and her work was recently published in the Journal of Creativity in Mental Health.
Creative Wellness Art Therapy is located in the Griffintown district of Montreal at the historic Montreal Art Centre.
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.
Publications: Tompkins Rosa, C. L. (2021). Strengthening the therapeutic bond through therapist art-making with clients. Journal of Creativity in Mental Health.