Expressive Arts Therapies

Expressive Arts Therapies

Expressive Arts Therapies use digital media or traditional arts and crafts materials to help clients express themselves more effectively. Therapists use art therapies in conjunction with traditional psychotherapy in clinical settings for clients of all ages to promote mental health.

Writing, movement, drama, music and other forms of art is used as part of several integrative mental health interventions and complementary practices. The logic behind expressive art therapy is that people often find it easier to express themselves in symbols, pictures and movement. By allowing this artistic expression, clients can express their thoughts and emotions easily, while finding the path to transformation, recovery and wellness.

If you are looking for a therapist who offers Expressive Arts Therapies, please browse our list of practitioners below..

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Kai Bishop

M.Couns., RCC
    • Online booking
It takes courage, compassion and curiosity to explore your inner world. By looking through these bios, you’ve taken the first step. Welcome!  Therapy is relational. Trust, transparency and care are... Read more

Katie Burden

M.A., RCC
I believe that suffering can often carry with it important messages about who we are as people, what’s important to us, and what gives our life meaning. Therefore the goal of therapy in my opinion is never to... Read more

Danielle Aldcorn

M.A., RCC
    • Online booking
Danielle Aldcorn, BSW, MA, is a Registered Clinical Counsellor and Co-Director of Satori Integrative Health Centre in Steveston BC. Danielle is an Adlerian-trained therapist who has practiced in a private setting for... Read more

Parveen Boyal

MCP, RCC
    • Online booking
Thanks for being here and taking the time to find someone to support you on your counselling journey. I know how difficult it can be to reach out for support, regardless of whether or not you’ve accessed... Read more
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I work teenagers and adults seeking therapy for anxiety, burnout, life transitions and other mental health concerns. In sessions I use ACT (Acceptance and Commitment Therapy), CBT (Cognitive Behavioral... Read more

Ross Laird

Ph.D., RCC
Ross Laird, PhD RCC is a consultant to organizations on themes of personal development, well-being, and whole-person learning. He has worked extensively in the fields of addiction, interpersonal conflict, trauma,... Read more

TzuHsuan Lin

MCP:AT, RCC
    • Online booking
Dear Clients, Thank you for your courage to reach out and try counseling. It shows me your incredible strength and hope for a better balance of life and a better self.  I believe your life journey is a... Read more

Alma Vaugeois

M.A., RCC
You Don't Have to let Anxiety Run Your Life! Are you struggling in your life with anxiety or fear that you can't manage ? Does your anxiety keep you from following your dreams and creating the life you... Read more

Rebecca Chan

M.A., RCC
I am a Registered Clinical Counsellor with the BC Association of Clinical Counsellors. I completed my Bachelor of Arts in Communications and Psychology at Simon Fraser University and my Master of Arts in Counselling... Read more

Youki Kato

M.A., RCC
    • Online booking
I am a Registered Clinical Counsellor with a Master's degree in Counselling Psychology and a certified Expressive Arts Therapist. I have expertise in helping people who have experienced Domestic Violence or are... Read more

Josie Ruoss

M.A., RCC
    • Online booking
Are you feeling "stuck" or "trapped" in a cycle that you are unsure how to get out of? I help clients to navigate painful and difficult feelings, thoughts, and experiences. I hope that through... Read more

Noele Bird

M.A., RCC
Private Practice Registered Clinical Counselor with the BC Association of Clinical Counselors Certified Music Therapist with the Canadian Association of Music Therapy Trainer in the Bonny Method of Guided... Read more

Ana Mozol

Ph.D., RCC
  Dr. Ana Mozol is the founder and director of Dreamwork Theatre, a space where individuals can reflect on, reclaim and remember aspects of their lives and inner world through depth analysis, dreamwork, online... Read more

Paula Jurczak

M.A., RCC
Counseling Services Promoting emotional healing, social development and the formation of healthy relationships.   Virtual Counseling Services Available. Telephone and Video. Please contact Counselor to... Read more

Chelsey Thorpe

M.A., RCC
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I am a Certified Art Therapist and a Registered Clinical Counsellor (RCC) serving the Oak Bay and Westshore communities. Prior to working at VICYFCS, I worked in private practice providing art therapy to children and... Read more

ivania Redpath

M.A., RCC
    • Online booking
My clients come from diverse backgrounds and live with anxiety, depression, trauma, grief, loss, and attachment dysregulation. I offer virtual counselling and in person counselling for adults and children, in addition... Read more

Matsui DeRoo

M.A., RCC
    • Online booking
Hello and welcome. I’m Matsui, my pronouns are they/them/theirs, and I’m a queer, trans, nonbinary neurodivergent person of colour with ancestors from Japan, Belgium, France and Ireland. I am grateful to... Read more

Nicole Fofonoff

M.Ed., RCC
    • Online booking
I help folks who are pregnant or postpartum, who may be struggling with anxiety, depression, OCD, or who are in the aftermath of infant or pregnancy loss.  I dive with you into your past hurts, current coping... Read more

Cheryl Verheyden

M.A., RCC
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    • Online booking
We all face various challenges that can impact our ability to connect with others, feel safe within ourselves, and be fully present in our lives. I am passionate about helping people uncover their unique personal... Read more

Michelle Mann

Ph.D., RCC
Michelle Mann (PhD RCC) is a Registered Clinical Counsellor and a therapist providing counselling, therapy and coaching to children, youth, adults and families. Trust, respect, warmth and empathy are key... Read more

Aliza Rothman

M.A., RCC
  Life is complicated and challenging and we are thrown many curveballs along the way. Many of us struggle with how to stay grounded and live the life we dream in the midst of challenges.   Reaching... Read more
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    • Online booking
Feeling lost, misunderstood, stuck? I have been there. Besides being an experienced therapist, I am also a child of divorce, immigrant, wife, and mother. My own healing journey and continuing professional... Read more

Moira Haagen

M.Ed., RCC
Welcoming You...Thank you for taking a moment to learn about me and how I work.  For what seems to be most of my life, I've been centered in a strong and heartfelt motivation to really contribute in this... Read more

Nancy B Matechuk

M.C., RCC
    • Online booking
Nancy B. Matechuk , MC, RCC Registered Clinical Counsellor Nancy has over 20 years of experience as counsellor, mediator with a broad range of specialized training supporting... Read more

Chi Hung

M.Couns., RCC
You don’t have to struggle alone Living with anxiety, fear, and helplessness is difficult. Relationship can be confusing and disappointing. Dealing with your parents or your children can be frustrating. You are... Read more

Salley-Ann Ross

M.A., RCC
Salley-Ann sees the potential in every person; whether it is working with families through divorce, parenting issues, children, youth, trauma, anger, grief or mental health issues. She believes that the road to... Read more

Tamara Pearl

Ph.D., RCC
    • Online booking
As a psychotherapist and trauma counsellor I have helped people for over 20 years to heal from personal, intergenerational, and collective trauma as well as addictions, depression, anxiety, stress,... Read more

Elise Girardin

MCP:AT, RCC
    • Online booking
I am a Registered Clinical Counsellor and Creative Arts Therapist. I am also the director of The Woods Arts and Wellness based in North Vancouver, where we address the wellbeing of mind-body-spirit through engagement... Read more

Janet Walker

M.A., RCC
    • Online booking
Janet Walker, MA, RCC, ExAT, BCRPT, CPRT Level 1 Me as a Therapist The three foci of therapy, education, and the arts have been important for me throughout my life. I am a Registered Clinical Counsellor, a... Read more

Natalie Tiojanco

MCP, RCC
    • Online booking
If you are a person that has been facing a significant life challenge, a major life transition, or a change in how you thought life would look like, seeking support can be a daunting place to start. I support those who... Read more