Our studio sits on the stolen land of the Wurrundjeri People of the Kulin Nation.

We acknowledge their continuing culture and spiritual practices, and ongoing connection to and care of this land, it's waters, animals, and aboriginal community.

 

We pay our respects to elders past, present and emerging.

We acknowledge Aboriginal sovereignty was never ceded.

Our Story

Studio Background

Our beautiful art studio was once an empty neglected room on top of the Stables Shopping Center which had been unattended for quite some time. In December 2021, right after the end of Melbourne's second longest lockdown, Alana discovered this space and was in awe of it's beautiful window views of treetops she had a dream of transforming it into a vibrant studio. A place where people could visit to work alongside a creative therapist and feel supported use art and creativity for self-expression, healing and mental health support.  

In January 2022, the Yellow Gum Art Therapy Studio opened to offer Art Therapy, Play Therapy, Counselling and Art Therapy Groups and is a home for multiple registered therapists using creative therapies.

 

Outdoor Forest Therapy programs are also in development.

Now supporting NDIS, private and other funded clients.

Our therapists work upstairs in the studio on different days and also can offer telehealth.

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Our Mission

Creative Space for Wellbeing

At Yellow Gum Art Therapy Studio, our mission is to create a safe, inviting and accepting environment for all. 

A place for all abilities to explore creative self expression. With a focus on using creative processes to promote wellbeing and mental health.

Whether you feel that you can draw or not, you are welcome in this space to discover the benefits of Arts Therapy.

We wish to continue growing to offer more creative arts therapies and nature-based therapies to our community in the north!

Our Values

Creativity, Community, Connection

We believe that art, creativity and connection to nature support and play a vital role in human health and wellbeing.

 

We also believe that the arts help us to see, accept and celebrate our natural human diversity.

We believe in creating a welcoming and affirming space for all those whom have differing abilities, life experiences and diversity.

We welcome all artists and non-artists, those with lived experience of disability, neurodiversity, gender-diversity, trauma and other life experience who wish to explore Art Therapy or our other offerings. 

We hope you will stay in touch and support our community to grow.

We support those who identify as neurodiverse, culturally diverse, LGBTQI+ including those who are non-binary and gender diverse. 

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