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Services Provided under NDIS- The National Disability Insurance Scheme


If you are self-managed or plan managed the NDIS funded services you can access

art therapy and youth mentoring sessions through Art Therapy Northern Rivers.

  • Art Therapy

  • Individual Art session

  • Therapeutic Youth Mentoring

Creative Arts Therapy can be funded under the NDIS. It must be undertaken by a Creative Arts Therapist, registered with ANZACATA. The participant must have funding allocated for Capacity Building – Improved Daily Living Skills and it must be deemed 'reasonable and necessary'. The Therapist will work with the participant to make a plan, conduct sessions in accordance with the goals of the participant and report to the NDIA on progress with the participant in reaching their goals. -ANZACATA


There are three different ways you can manage the funds you receive from NDIS, self-managed, plan managed and agency managed. The first two options allow you to choose from any providers including providers who are not registered with NDIS. Here is a link which explains the three options in more detail

As an ANZACATA professionally registered art therapist I can provide NDIS funded Art Therapy under line item (15_610_0128_1_3) as well as Art Therapy under  Therapeutic Support line item (15_056_0128_1_3). Therapeutic supports include Art Therapy, Expressive  Art Therapy and Counseling. Art Therapy is an allied health profession and works with psychological and physical well-being using a creative process. Counselling provides clients and carers with assistance to understand and manage situations, behaviours and relationships associated with their need for care and mental health. Therapeutic supports can help people gain skills and improve independence in areas such as language and communication, personal care, interpersonal interactions and community living. This supports positive changes in the person's functioning, development and well-being. Art Therapy Northern Rivers supports people to achieve their goals in a trauma-informed, safe environment.


Some of the most common benefits of adolescents engaging in art therapy include:

  • Insight into the concept of self & identity

  • Coping methods

  • Mental health support & self Care

  • Problem solving skills

  • Developing new skills through creativity

  • Development of abstract thinking through the formal operational stage

  • Non-verbal expression of feelings

  • Non-judgmental therapeutic process

  • More interesting and engaging activities than long form talk therapy

  • Ability to strengthen bonds with peers through group work

                                                                  Karma Barnes ( AThR ) is a Professional Member of

                                                                  Australian, New Zealand and Asian Creative Arts Therapies Association 

                                                                  the peak professional body representing creative arts therapists in

                                                                  Australia, New Zealand and the Asia/Pacific region.