Services Offered

Services Offered at Bee True Studio

As a Master Therapeutic Counsellor (MTC) with the Association of Coopertive Counsellors of Canada and a Certified Expressive Arts Therapist (EXAT), my services are covered by many extended health care plans. If you are a member of an extended health care or benefits plan through your work, school, or through an immediate family member, you may have coverage to help cover the cost of counselling sessions. Please check with your provider for more information.

Anyone can benefit from expressive arts therapy. There is no right or wrong way to create. You do not need to make anything (some sessions are more verbal processing/talking and for some clients this is a primary way of working). You do not need to be an creative or an artist to benefit or participate in an expressive arts therapy session.

Book a FREE 20 Minute Consultation in which we will discuss your therapeutic goal(s) and book your first session. 

I look forward to meeting you!

Counselling and Expressive Arts for Adults & Teens

Expressive Arts Therapy is an approach used with people of all ages and is a counselling method that combines the psychology of talk therapy with various art modalities (visual art, sound, clay, movement, poetry, etc) to cultivate emotional health and well-being.

I specialize in Expressive Arts Therapy to build bridges of accessibility and support individuals in discovering new perspectives through arts materials and creative processes. Not everyone has the ability to verbally articulate what is going on for them. This is where I step in and present a platform for others to express and explore what is present for them through artistic processes.

Session Rate: $120/50min (plus GST)

In person and remote : 50min, 75min and 100min sessions available  
Sliding Scale Payment options are available. Please inquire to find out more

Sometimes the process calls for talking, and other times it calls for paint, clay or markers. There may be moments where it’s inviting simple movement making, a gesture or a sound. Words are also used upon reflection and they may take the form of reflective writing, storytelling or poetry. Expressive Arts Therapy (EXA) can be used with individuals of all ages and can be used as a stand alone approach or concurrent to other therapeutic approaches.

We will take creative risks to explore self awareness and face personal challenges which may also lead to moments of surprise, elements of curiosity, and enriching self discoveries.

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Expressive Arts & Play based Therapy for Children 

Expressive Arts and Play based Therapy is generally used with children between 3-10 years of age.

Using a resource focused and client centered approach, children are supported in finding self expression and discovering inner resources. Play is the natural language and form of communication for children, just like talking is for adults. Play is the natural way that children learn about themselves, their relationships in the world around them and finding ways to resolve problems.

The use of arts based and play in therapy is an effective way of helping children who are experiencing a wide range of social, emotional, behavioral, and learning problems. Expressive Arts and Play based Therapy makes use of the natural benefits of play, allows children to express their true thoughts, feelings and perceptions at a safe psychological distance from their problems and accounts for developmental levels. 

Session Rate: $120/50min (plus GST)  

It is recommended that the session time be a maximum 50min
Sliding Scale Payment options are available. Please inquire to find out more

The use of art, puppets, dolls, games, books and other toys are used to support expression. Children use these items to tell stories, express themselves and transfer the difficult emotions or situations to scenes, pictures, symbols or active play. This arts and play based approach allows insight into the child’s emotional state.

Through art and play based therapy, children learn to communicate with others, express feelings, modify behavior, develop problem-solving skills, and learn a variety of ways of relating to others.

For children, emotions are often difficult to understand as well as express and Expressive Arts and Play based Therapy offers a natural, comfortable way for children to express themselves. Even children who are quite talkative can express themselves more fully through play.

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