What to expect in a session: The flow, content and approach of each session depends a lot on what feels most relevant to you and your healing process. In general, art therapy sessions include a period of talking (clarify concerns, goals, ongoing reflections), a period of art making and then a discussion about what has surfaced emotionally, psychologically and viscerally through the creative process. Though many people have some initial hesitation about creating art in a session, I find that the discomfort diminishes quickly because our focus is on the gifts of the "art process," rather than creating an "art product." When appropriate, I also draw on my knowledge of cognitive based therapies to offer additional options and suggestions for change.
Appointments: I have appointments available on Mondays and Thursdays.
Location, parking and wheelchair access: I am currently located at the dRAW heART studio at 324-1175 Cook Street (between Fort and View Street). 2 hour free parking is available on View, Ormond and Meares Street. The studio is also conveniently located close to many bus routes (click here to access trip planner in Google). There is an elevator in the building and a wheelchair accessible entrance through the parking lot on the View Street side of the building.
Details about the Studio: The dRAW heART studio is a lovely and welcoming space. We ask that you avoid scented products on the days of your appointments. Since the space is also used for movement therapy, we have a storage space in the waiting room for outdoor shoes. Please feel free to bring your own indoor footwear.
Rates: Session fees are $120 + GST ($126.00) and are based on a 60 minute session. Payment is accepted at the time of each session in the form of cheque or e-transfer. Receipts will be provided.
Cancellation policy: As your appointment time is reserved just for you, please provide 24 hours notice if you need to cancel your appointment, otherwise the regular appointment fee will be charged.
Coverage: Some extended health plans cover the services provided by a Registered Clinical Counsellor. Please contact your insurance provider to determine if your plan provides the coverage of a Registered Clinical Counsellor. I am an approved service provider for the First Nations Health Authority.