What is Art Therapy all about?

If Art is a pathway of discovery, Art therapy is a key that unlocks your hidden internal story.                              

FraserValleyArtArt therapy is a mental health approach that combines the process of creative art-making and psychotherapy. It is a creative art expression which becomes a source for self-investigation and meaningful insight.

Art therapists are trained psychotherapists and counselors who specialize in art therapy as a way to enhance their clients’ emotional, physical and mental health.

During safe therapeutic interventions, people’s feelings and inner conflicts are projected through a visual or FraserValleyArt2expressive arts medium. Sometimes words are just not enough to get to the pain or the heart of the issue. After the art- making, the person gets the opportunity to reflect on the process with the guidance of a trained psychotherapist who also understand therapeutic art.

During the creative art-making process, pain, conflict or trauma can be re-addressed.  Life stories can be re-storied, new meaning-making can happen.  Issues can be resolved and re-integrated in such a way that Life makes sense.

Art therapy is a beautiful, transformative process. Its reflective nature can also help you understand who you are. Its practical implementation will help you make choices which align with your true values.


Finding your True North?

If you want to understand your personal process more; better know your story, are in state of uncertainty; or want to discover and choose an authentic road for your life – Art therapy is your option to do so.

 If you have suffered a loss,  if you are grieving.  Art therapy is a therapeutic approach you should consider