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Frequently Asked Questions

1. What is art and wellness therapy?

Art and wellness therapy is a form of art therapy that uses creative expression to promote emotional, psychological, and physical healing. It can involve a variety of mediums, including painting, drawing, sculpture, and more.


2. Do I need to have artistic skills to participate in art and wellness?

No, you don't need to have any artistic skills to participate in art and wellness. The focus is on the creative process rather than the end result, and I will guide you through the process and help you explore your feelings and emotions through your art and guide you to cultivate and experience more joy.


3. How can art help with stress and anxiety?

Creating art can be a meditative and relaxing experience that can help reduce stress and anxiety. It can also help you process and express your emotions in a healthy and constructive way. Neuroscience research also shows that creating art together fosters new connections in the two hemispheres of the brain, promoting holistic healing and integrating emotions, body, spirit, and mind.


4. What are some examples of art activities for wellness?

All the techniques are intentionally chosen to integrate the body awareness with the conscious mind.  Some examples of art activities for wellness include: somatic (body) awareness art,  mindful art, creating a vision board, working with clay or sand. Art and wellness practices have been shown to cultivate joy, promoting a positive and empowering outlook on life.


6. Are you covered by insurance?

I am not currently covered by insurance. When I complete my Master of Counselling and register as a psychologist then I will be covered by most insurance plans.

7. What is Pay What You Can? 

At the heart of my practice is a belief in social justice and access to mental health care for everyone, regardless of income.  The recommended rate for psychologists is $220 per hour, which can be unaffordable for many. While my rates are already low at $100 per hour, I acknowledge that this may still be unrealistic for some to afford. That's why I offer a pay-what-you-can system for my services, which means you can pay anywhere from $0 to $100 per hour based on what you can afford. Please don't hesitate to contact me if you're interested in this option.

Remember, the key to promoting joy through art therapy is to focus on the process rather than the outcome.

Allow yourself to be playful and experimental, and don't worry about creating a perfect artwork.

The act of creating itself can be a joyful and therapeutic experience.

When we experience joy, our intellect becomes sharper and we feel more equipped to tackle life's challenges with a positive attitude.

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