Hello my name is Natasha Prosser,
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 journey I invited art therapists into guide the various groups I worked with. It was through these experiences that I witnessed the amazing way art therapy can reestablish a person’s equilibrium by enlightening them to their own source of power. Participating in these interactions 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 the art therapy process. I believe in a very client centered, holistic, trauma informed approach, which I have applied during my years of experience working with people in various transitions. 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 some understanding, clarity and insight into yourself. I am keeping my scope of practice very open and welcome anyone who 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 therapy is a tool art therapists use to help you interpret, express and resolve your emotions and thoughts. Art therapy can help you see your way through any life situations you may be struggling with, such as anxiety, grief, social stresses, feelings of loss, unhappiness, pain, unmet needs, fears, histories of family dysfunction, or other relationship issues. Creating art helps you to understand and respond to your emotions and thoughts by accessing the brain in a different way than speech does. Seeing the art created offers a way of viewing the issue at a deeper level than just thinking about it. My role as an art therapist is to guide and support you through a series of art making processes, to not only sooth anxieties, but also delve into the presenting 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 to try art therapy. I would be honoured to share your journey with you.
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