Currently accepting clients

Ready to create the life you were meant to live? Ready to let go of past pain and move through your emotions to a place of healing so you can begin to connect with everything that matters to you? As a professional art therapist, I will lead you through a creative practice that reduces stress and internal conflict, increases self-awareness, clarifies feelings and values and identifies your strengths so you can live the life you love. Art Therapy will help you transform into the person you were meant to be.

I work with a wide range of clients (children, adolescents and adults) with a range of issues: PTSD, trauma, bereavement, ADHD, depression, anxiety, and addictions. I’m a certified parent educator with the Positive Discipline Association and Gottman Institute and have also taken the Gottman’s Emotion Coaching program.

My art therapy practice is based on an eclectic theoretical orientation, influenced by psychoanalytical theories of development, with a strong foundation in humanism, and informed by postmodern, multicultural, feminist approaches.

My eclectic approach uses art therapy to drive change; where the artwork becomes a mirror of the client’s inner world and transforms inner tension to envision new possibilities. Exploring different aspects of the artwork can help a client see the world in different perspectives and start exploring different ways of being. The artwork and process facilitates healing.

I practice within a feminist, multi-cultural perspective unpacking the dysfunctional and harmful reinforcement of gender roles and inequalities in the political, economic, and social arenas.

Ethics and Professional Development

  • I am a professional art therapist with a graduate level diploma from the Vancouver Art Therapy Institute.
  • As a practitioner, I abide by the CATA Standards of Practice and carry professional liability insurance.
  • I am working towards registration with the Canadian Art Therapy Association.
  • I am also working towards registration with BC Association of Clinical Counsellors.
  • I regularly consult with an experienced Clinical Supervisor to support my professional growth and ensure the ethical delivery of services.
  • I identify as a feminist and an ally, committed to working from anti-oppressive, anti-racist, and anti-colonial frameworks.
  • I work from the traditional, unceded territories of the xʷməθkwəy̓əm (Musqueam), Skwxwú7mesh (Squamish), and Səl̓ílwətaʔ/Selilwitulh (Tsleil-Waututh) peoples.