Elly is a Registered Clinical Counsellor and Professional Art Therapist. She started her career as a registered massage therapist and student of integrative healthcare and Chinese medicine. Elly's years of experience in bodywork lends to her holistic, sensorimotor approach to art therapy and mindfulness-based counselling. She has ten years of experience in the field of mental health, including facilitating art therapy groups, providing for women healing from abusive relationships, offering arts-based therapy programs for children, working as a crisis line responder and suicide prevention program co-facilitator.
Drawing from her interest and training in the arts, meditation, compassion, personal development and creative expression, Elly’s client-centred approach is tailored to the unique and creative needs of her clients. She often combines traditional art therapy with sensorimotor attunement, trauma-informed therapy. Elly understands that integrating mental, emotional creative and physical experiences can bring a richer sense of being and healing.