Claudia Corradetti is an established mental health professional providing psychotherapy and art therapy services for children, adolescents, adults and families. Serving Mississauga, Ontario and the surrounding areas. New patients are welcome.
Individual Counselling and Psychotherapy
Individual Art Therapy
Group Therapy & Group Art Therapy
Workshops and Consultations (for parents and social service agencies)
....for children, adolescents, adults and families.
About Claudia Corradetti, Registered Psychotherapist
I am a Registered Psychotherapist, Art Therapist, and Canadian Certified Counsellor (CCC) in good standing with The College of Registered Psychotherapists of Ontario (CRPO), The Canadian Counselling and Psychotherapy Association (CCPA) and Canadian Association of Psychoanalytic Child Therapists (CAPCT). I have completed extensive graduate level training in human development, assessment, and clinical treatment. Over the course of my career, I have practiced in child welfare, community agencies, correctional facilities, and private practice. In my current practice, I see children, adolescents and adults with a broad range of mental health, behavioural, emotional, developmental, social, and psychological difficulties. My clinical training and experience allows me to draw from a number of effective treatment approaches in helping clients achieve their therapeutic goals.
Psychotherapy is a complex and rich process that can reduce symptoms, provide insight, and improve a person’s functioning and quality of life. Goals for therapy may be specific such as positive changes in behaviour, improved relations with friends or family, addressing a significant life event; or more general such as less anxiety and better self-esteem.
Who can benefit from psychotherapy?
I am pleased to offer assessment, treatment planning and individual psychotherapy for children, adolescents, and adults experiencing disorders related to adoption and foster care, attachment, anxiety, bereavement and loss, divorce and custody issues, depression, eating disorders, physical and sexual abuse, self-harm, and relationship difficulties.
Art therapy is a form of psychotherapy that allows for thoughts and feelings to be expressed through images as well as through words. The self-expression and exploration that are part of art making parallel the internal exploration that takes place in order to deepen one’s understanding of self and others. Clients may use many mediums, including painting, drawing, collage, and sculpture to explore and communicate unconscious and conscious thoughts, feelings, fears, fantasies, desires and much more. The art therapist invites participants to explore, experiment, and play with a variety of materials rather than worrying about making a picture. Formal training in the arts and/or talents in art making are not required for clients to participate and benefit from art therapy.
Who can benefit from art therapy?
The kinds of challenges art therapy can help with include relationship and family problems, bereavement and loss, depression, anxiety, healing from abuse and trauma and much more.
Children and Adolescents
The sign of your child or teen's emotional distress is often evident in their behaviour. Parents may notice unexplained changes that may include problems with mood, sleep, appetite, aggressive behaviour, social or academic functioning etc. Often these problems are the result of emotional distress. Adverse events may also contribute to emotional distress: the death of a loved one, illness, divorce or separation, abuse, bullying, or peer pressure.
Child and adolescent psychotherapy is an effective way to treat emotional distress by exploring the thoughts and feelings that may lie beneath it. In psychotherapy, thinking and talking with a therapist helps children/adolescents to make sense of their troubled thoughts and feelings. Regular meetings with parents are an important part of the process, where the focus is to help understand and make sense of your child's behaviour.
Depression is a state of very low mood that carries on for a prolonged period of time. This can affect your feelings, thoughts and overall well-being. People experiencing depression can feel sad, anxious, empty, hopeless, worried, helpless, worthless, guilty, irritable, hurt, or restless. They may as well lose interest in activities that once interested them, experience loss of appetite or overeating, have problems concentrating, remembering details, or making decisions.
Depression does not affect only adults. The pressures of school and growing up can be overwhelming and difficult for children and teens to cope with successfully. Depression in children can lead to loss of appetite, aches and pains, and lack of energy. In addition to these physical complaints, teens can also develop feelings of worthlessness, isolation and inadequacy for many reasons. School performance, social status with peers, sexual orientation, or family life can all have an effect on how a teen feels.
Abuse – whether physical, sexual, psychological, or emotional – can have lifelong effects on a person. Whether experienced as an adult or a child, abuse inflicts emotional wounds that can be difficult to heal. If you’ve gone through a traumatic experience, you may be struggling with upsetting emotions, frightening memories, or a sense of constant danger. You may also feel numb, disconnected, and unable to trust other people. If you’ve been abused, seeking help is an important first step toward recovery. It can take time to heal from the pain and start to feel safe again. But with the right treatment and support, you can help your recovery.
Many people feel anxious from time to time. However, when feelings of anxiety occur regularly and begin to interfere with your relationships, your work, or other aspects of your daily living, it is time to pursue professional treatment. Symptoms may vary, but in general symptoms of anxiety and anxiety disorder include feelings of panic, fear and uneasiness, obsessive thoughts, flashbacks, nightmares, persistent worry, nausea and much more.
Grief is a reaction to loss that can encompass a range of feelings, thoughts, and behaviors, and is experienced differently by each individual according to their culture, background, gender, beliefs, personality, and relationship to the deceased or loss. Feelings common to grief are sadness and yearning. Guilt, regret, anger, and a sense of meaninglessness can also be present when grief strikes. Some may also a feel a sense of relief. Emotions can be surprising in their strength or mildness, and contrary to the expectations of the griever they can also be confusing, such as missing a painful relationship.