Dillon LewchukArt Therapist
DILLON LEWCHUK -MA, BA, B. ED, C.C.C.
Dillon Lewchuk is an art therapist, certified Canadian counsellor and teacher.
He advocates for the disability & 2SLGBTQA+ communities.
In 2015, Dillon completed his Bachelor of Education in K-12 Arts Education at the University of Regina. During his career as a teacher, he taught a variety of subjects and grade levels across multiple locations in Saskatchewan. In working with children and adolescents, he noticed the high demand for mental health support for youth. Being from a strong visual art background, Dillon wanted to further explore the therapeutic potential of art in order to find creative solutions to mental health struggles. He then pursued his Master of Creative Arts Therapies from Concordia University, which he completed in 2020.
He has experience using art therapy to support adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities as well as children with psychiatric disorders and trauma. Dillon practices art therapy by incorporating a psychodynamic, systemic and attachment-based approach to help individuals gain a deeper understanding of themselves, their behaviours and their relationships. His experience ranges from supporting children and their families struggling with anxiety, oppositional defiant disorder, post-traumatic stress disorder, attachment disorders, emotional dysregulation and autism spectrum disorder.
Dillon has participated in volunteering for various organizations such as Inclusion Regina, Munch Catering and Camp Fyrefly. He has enjoyed providing support and guidance in offering inclusive paint nites (Creative Connections), cooking skills for individuals with disabilities (Munch Catering) and creative workshops for the 2SLGBTQA+ youth (Camp Fyrefly).
Dillon’s personal definition of Art Therapy
“Art therapy integrates psychology and the creative process of art-making to provide an alternative approach to addressing, processing and mending social, emotional and psychological difficulties.
Art therapy utilizes the power of visual expression to externalize distressing thoughts, feelings, painful memories and experiences to aid in closure, increase self-awareness and promote verbal expression. Anyone can benefit from art therapy; no matter the age, ability or artistic experience.”
- Certified Canadian Counsellor
- Professional member of the Canadian Art Therapy Association
- Victim Services Approved
- Member of the Saskatchewan Teacher’s Association
- Gender Based Violence & Impacts of Covid- 19 on the Queer Community
- Queer 101 & An Intro to Building Inclusive Workplaces
- Queer Resources for Kids & How To Create an Inclusive Classroom
- Online Art Therapy Workshop
- Canadian Art Therapy Conference (2018)
- Expressive Arts Therapy for Traumatized Children and Adolescents: Deepening and Distilling the work with Carmen Richardson
- safeTALK (2019)
- Positive Space Network (2015)
- Sexuality, Gender & Support in schools (2015)
- Treaty Education (2015)
- Responsive Ability Pathways Training (2014)