Hi, I'm Catherine
I am honoured to meet you.
As an art therapist and psychotherapist, I want to understand everything that makes you special: your perspective, your culture, your journey, your strengths. We can connect through art, or talk, whatever you prefer. With training in applied behaviour analysis and acceptance and commitment therapy, I will learn about what your values, what motivates you, and activities you find meaningful. I do not focus on a diagnoses, I focus on you and what you tell me: your hopes, dreams, and goals.
What a therapy session would look like:
We will do a check-in then set a goal together. I will listen and hope you feel comfortable telling me what you need and what is helpful. I can provide education and guidance around skill-building, mindful practices, and art directives. I take your lead and we work together towards this goal. I strive to be supportive, understanding, and encouraging.
I have over 13 years of experience working with over 2,000 people of all ages, from all walks of life.
I have worked with clients in communities, homes, nursing homes, retirement residences, group homes, hospitals, schools, swimming pools, and in their own homes.
I support individuals struggling with stress, anxiety, and life changes.
I support individuals with developmental disabilities such as autism spectrum disorder, supporting them on their journey of strengthen skills and confidence.
I support individuals with chronic medical conditions, including complex mental illness.
I am a mother, a therapist, and a doer.
I love creating, fixing, teaching,
baking, arts and crafts, swimming,
mental health research & advocacy,
listening & learning.
BSc: Bachelor of Science, Honours Psychology.
DVATI: Advanced Diploma in Art Therapy from Vancouver Art Therapy Institute.
MADS: Master of Applied Disability Studies, specializing in Applied Behaviour Analysis.
RP: Registered Psychotherapist with the CRPO
BCBA: Board Certified Behaviour Analyst with the BACB
Certified Art Therapist as a professional member of OATA