expression, creativity & healing
Art therapy is helpful for children, adolescents and adults who may be dealing with a variety of issues:
Grief and Loss
Separation and divorce
Counseling for individuals who may be struggling with:
Grief and loss (someone’s death; relationship, marriage, illness)
Trauma (recent or childhood)
Blended family issues
Offering clinical supervision to art therapists from her office during office hours, or via distance (phone or video-conference) for those who live out of town or who have limited schedules.
* All services are being offered during these times of COVID-19 either in-person or via video-conference depending on individual preference.
ABOUT ART THERAPY
Art therapy is a unique and effective mode of counselling. By using simple art materials people are encourage to explore their issues, difficulties, strengths and abilities.
Art Therapy can help individuals by looking at old situations, thoughts or feelings differently to see new solutions and new potentials. Using an arts-based approach you (or your child) will be supported by the art therapist to be creative, activate your imagination, connect with your inner world, to explore new possibilities, and reach your individual goals.
For some, talking and finding the right words to describe a situation can be a difficult task. This is when art therapy can be helpful. You can draw, paint or sculpt your thoughts and feelings. This gives your inner world form and can make it easier to understand. Art therapy can help you to:
Gain mastery and control of thoughts/feelings/behaviours
Increase ability to express self
Increased problem-solving skills
No specific art skills are required. You will find all a great variety of art making materials all made available in the studio: paint, clay, collage, markers, found objects… some of the harder to clean materials such a chalk pastels have been put away during this time of COVID-19.
Master's of Counselling: Art Therapy - MC:AT
Registered Clinical Counsellor - RCC
Registered Art Therapist in BC - BCATR
Registered Canadian Art Therapist - RCAT
Diploma Vancouver Art Therapy Institute -DVATI
In practice for over 20 years, Laura has operated a private practice, offering art therapy to many individuals and families. Laura has also worked in agencies offering art therapy to children who have experienced loss and trauma. Laura currently is a director at the Vancouver Art Therapy Institute, for distance program students. She has extensive experience in supervising both student and graduate art therapists.
About Laura's Practice
During COVID-19, appointments can be made for either in-person or video-conference sessions.
Please don't attend any in-person sessions if you feel unwell, and I will do the same.
Extra cleaning has been added to high touch surfaces, as well as any art therapy tools or materials used.
All art materials are provided.
* no art skill is required.
$120 plus 5% gst, for each 60 minute session.
(Payments accepted: cheques, email transfers and cash).
1433 7TH AVENUE
NEW WESTMINSTER, BC, V3M 2K2
For more information, or to make an appointment for yourself or your child, please call or email.