We see the world differently and we are proud of it.
At Ipsarty we celebrate difference and embrace our neurodivergent selves. We have a unique appreciation for what it is to be autistic/adhd/ocd/pda/sensory sensitive.. because we live it as adults and we experienced it as children. We know how it feels to be pressured to fit into society's box, and we know the insecurity and failure of not being able to. We know that even as children we all had a little negative voice inside us telling us we needed to try harder, be better and fix ourselves by masking. This is why we created a space for neurodivergent souls to be exactly as they are.
Our studio is designed to meet the sensory needs of children (and adults).
There is a sensory room, and trampoline room that they can access at any stage during their session.
We do things differently, and this is unlike any mainstream therapy practice.
We are person focused. This means that we are 100% present for the child, for what ever it is that child needs to process on the day.. in that moment.
While we do have individual therapeutic aims (and NDIS goals) that guide our practice.. we are not solution focused, and do not impose goals on our clients. Therapy goals come from the client, and are respected in this space. After all, every person whether adult or child is the expert in their own lived experience.
We aren't fixers, improvers or changers of little people.
Our biggest aim is to empower children to understand themselves so they can feel confident to communicate their needs effectively. This is SO IMPORTANT in a world that doesn't understand the needs of neurodivergent people.
This space is theirs to explore who they are, what they need and what they want.
Arts therapy gives them the opportunity to process thoughts and feelings about themselves, their relationships and their world.
Because there's no sugar coating it.. being neurodivergent comes with challenges and big feelings.
The best part... it's processed through play, art and imagination! And there's no talk therapy required. We are process focused, not end product.
They will practice making mistakes and not getting things perfect, as well as practice flexibility and adapting to change. Here they will build their confidence and sense of self. All through art, play and support.
Minimum age of 6 years.
Group therapy only available to clients who engage in individual therapy
let's not forget about our mamas and papas. We are here to support you too.
We offer arts therapy to both client and carers. Learn more about current programs