Art Therapy in
Registered Clinical Counsellor
& Professional Art Therapist
I practice from a place of compassion, non-judgment, curiosity, and respect, and strive to facilitate each client's innate capacity for positive growth and development. I hold that the relationship between therapist and client is the primary healing factor for individuals experiencing developmental, internal, and interpersonal challenges.
My goal as a counselling art therapist is to:
Understand and accept each client’s inner world to help them move towards healthier functioning
Encourage self-expression within a safe, non-threatening and accepting environment to facilitate the client’s natural processes for enhancement
Provide guidance and practical tools to effect change (e.g., communication skills)
Help individuals address self-defeating beliefs and behaviours, and overcome obstacles to personal growth and fulfilment
I use an integrative (eclectic) framework, drawing from a handful of theoretical orientations. These include mindfulness-based cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT), CBT for eating disorders (CBT-E), dialectical behavioural therapy (DBT), emotion-focused therapy (EFT), expressive art therapy, and eye movement desensitization and reprocessing (EMDR). I provide a confidential, focused setting to help individuals strive towards meaningful, lasting change. Whether coping with issues of disordered eating, body image, self-esteem, intimacy, communication, life transitions, or work-related stress, I offer a tailored approach to exploring and resolving issues according to each individual's goals and needs.
My clinical practice areas include:
Addictions - Process and substance-based
Anxiety, social anxiety
Abuse and/or Trauma
Self-confidence, body image
As a client and counsellor, I believe that finding a good fit with the therapist is key to therapeutic success. In fact, the therapeutic relationship is one of the primary healing factors in therapy, which is why it's so important that clients feel comfortable speaking with their therapist. As such, I happily offer a free 20-minute, no-obligation consultation via phone or online for clients to assess for fit. And if I feel that I'm not adequate to serve you as the client, I will do my best to provide alternative resources and/or referrals. Please don't hesitate to contact me directly for more information or to schedule a free consultation.
I respectfully acknowledge the Songhees, Esquimalt and WSÁNEC people on whose territories I work and live.
"A designation of BC Association of Clinical Counsellors"
Counselling is a courageous step in the direction of positive change. As your counsellor, I hold myself to providing the highest quality of service determined by the ethics and standards of my profession. With genuine respect, compassion, and expertise, I offer a range of service options to help individuals meet their goals for meaningful, lasting change.
Get the Most out of Life
Convenience and Accessibility
Cultivate Calm and
Insight Through Creative Expression
Whatever your struggle, I’m here to help you feel and function better. Schedule a free 20-minute consultation to determine if we're a good fit.
In-Person or Online Counselling
and Art Therapy
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1321 Blanshard Street
Victoria, BC, Canada
I am privileged to be living and working on the traditional and unceded lands of the Songhees, Esquimalt and WSANEC nations, and am committed to working towards decolonization both personally and professionally.