Alana Stewart, AThR
Welcome. My name is Alana and I am a Registered Art Psychotherapist (AThR) and NDIS provider. I am passionate about supporting children and adults who live with disabilities, chronic illness, post-traumatic stress and mental health challenges. Throughout my life I have noticed the healing and transformative power of art making and creativity, and how this can help people and communities to heal, grow and flourish. I am motivated by a belief that, with the right support, everyone can create and live a meaningful life; also that the creative arts or just simply engaging creatively with life, in whatever way, is the path to vitality and inner-wellbeing.
I work with children, adolescents and adults, specializing in needs of those living with mental health challenges, trauma and disabilities. I work in a psychologically-informed way which utilizes psychoeducation, talk-based counselling and art-based therapy. At the heart of what I do I am a person-centered therapist who works with peoples strengths and help people to build upon them.
Alana Stewart is a Registered Art Psychotherapist with ANZACATA. She holds a degree in Psychology as well as a Masters in Art Therapy.
Prior to becoming an Art Psychotherapist, Alana worked as a disability support worker for five years in family homes. Alana has also worked in other types of support work roles with with refugee children, youth who have experienced homelessness, adults and youth with psychosocial disability and dual disability. Alana now runs her Art Psychotherapy practice from Eltham, Victoria at the Balanced Wellbeing Center. She primarily does a mix of in person individual work, outreach individual work and group facilitation for organisations.