I am currently a student at the Canadian International Institute of Art Therapy where are I am working towards an Art Psychotherapy Diploma.
For the past 20 plus years I have been working as an Employment Counsellor, counselling a diverse range of people from all ages and walks of life all who were in various stages of career and educational transition. During my career, I invited art therapists to guide various groups I worked with. It was through these experiences that I witnessed the amazing way art therapy can reestablish a person’s equilibrium and connect them to their own source of power. Experiencing art therapy and a lifelong love of art inspired my decision to become an art therapist.
My goal is to create a safe, empathetic space to guide you through your process of healing using art therapy as well as other approaches that may be helpful for you. I offer a client centred, holistic, trauma informed approach. My years of experience working with people in various live transitions has taught me to listen with compassion and understanding. I believe in a person’s innate ability to heal themselves with the proper guidance and tools. I hope that together we can create the time and space for you to find clarity and insight into yourself. I am keeping my scope of practice very open and welcome everyone.
Please let me know if you would like to try art therapy. If you are new to art therapy, I want you to know there is no need to be skilled at art to benefit from art therapy. Art is a tool art therapists use to help you express, explore, interpret, and resolve emotions and thoughts. Art therapy can help you see your way through life situations you may be struggling with, such as anxiety, grief, social stresses, feelings of loss, unhappiness, pain, unmet needs, fears, family dysfunction, or relationship issues. Creating art offers a way to delve into issues so together we can deepen your understanding, create solutions and build confidence. One of my favourite quotes is, “The present is our point of power,” so don’t hesitate. Now is great time and I would be honoured to share your journey with you.