I believe that therapy can look different for everyone - as unique individuals we all have different goals in mind. Some individuals engage in therapy to maintain their emotional well-being and balance in their life and/or some want to actively address debilitating mental health concerns. I am here to tell you that there is room for all of this in our work together; I meet you where you are at.
As a Registered Psychotherapist and Professional Art Therapist, I integrate traditional talk therapy with art therapy, also known as counselling art therapy. The short answer for why, is because I am really passionate about this approach and I believe that not everything can be “talked” about.
First, let’s define art therapy: Art therapy is a therapeutic process where a client and therapist engage with various visual art mediums to work towards mental, emotional, physical, and spiritual well-being. Second, art therapy is for everybody! One common myth and misconception about art therapy is that you have to be an artist to do it - that is not true. All you need to engage in art therapy is a creative mindset. Imagine addressing your mental health from a creative perspective, the options are absolutely endless! Believe me, creativity is innately a part of human evolution; we are all creative and I invite you to ask me about art therapy to see what it can look like for you!
Lastly, being a Chinese Canadian psychotherapist and art therapist, anti-racist and anti-oppressive practices continue to be actively integrated into my work and life. I do this by identifying my personal biases and unlearning and relearning from Black, Indigenous, and People of Colour (BIPOC) led resources to inform my practice. You can expect that I’ll listen to your experiences and continuously adapt my ways of working with you to support your needs and well-being. I strive to amplify our BIPOC voices in the mental health field and listening to your journey is the first step in creating a safe space for your voice to be heard.
I look forward to starting the work with you.
Specialties: Art Therapy, Trauma, Complex Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, Anxiety, Depression, Mood Disorders, Borderline Personality Disorder, Addiction(s), Gender Dysphoria, LGBTQ2S+ Concerns
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