January 8, 2019

Hi, everyone,

I hope you're all doing well and your holidays were filled with happiness, good food and family!

2018 was a busy year for me. I've been working to make life easier for current clients, people interested in my services and professionals who want to make refe...

Please drop by the Arts and Culture Center on Wednesday, August 8th from 2 to 4 pm as we partner with LAWN to help celebrate the A&CC's 50th anniversary!

The Community Art team and I will be hosting the 3rd art party of the summer to help build a community installation...

Although getting off to a rocky start, the art therapy roadshow is now in full swing. 

To those of you who don't know, myself and two of my very dear colleagues decided to promote art therapy "on the road" - creating an outreach to smaller communities in Atlan...

Please join us for an OPEN HOUSE on FRIDAY, MARCH 17 from 1:30 to 6:30 pm at our brand new studio location at 9 Main Street (CIBC building), suite 5 on the 3rd floor!

You can create some art, buy supplies or sign up for a group or workshop!

We will also be officially la...

As an art therapist, one of my specialties is child psychotherapy. When asked to explain whatchild psychotherapy is, people give me weird looks

when I say, “it’s child’s play”. They seem to have a similar response

when I’m describing art psychotherapy:

“It’s just art. I...

As a salute to Mental Health Week, I thought it would be interesting to give you a brief history of art therapy, and why it’s so important for mental well-being.

 

Perhaps it’s because I’m the first art psychotherapist on the west coast that people often assume that art...

 

“Art therapy? I do that all the time! I have soooooo many colouring books…” Popular media has made “art therapy” a buzzword. And there is some basis in truth to art-making in terms of a general therapeutic activity. Recent studies have shown an increase in relaxation...

When mental health practitioners have sent me referrals, they have often qualified those treatment requests with the statement “He’s / She’s really good at art.” This is not altogether a bad thing. It tells me that the client is less likely to go through that initial r...

 

Although well established as part of a more holistic spectrum of health care in other parts of the world, art therapy is new to this region. But the term “art therapy” has been used by other local professionals doing other things long before I ever set up a practice h...

 

I’m an art therapist who is “home grown” on the local scene, growing up in the Humber Valley and having earned a B.A. with honours in psychology from Grenfell. Loving both art and psychology, I went on to earn a masters in art therapy from the Kutenai Art Therapy Inst...

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