Helping people express their inner JOY and Creativity.
Deborah uses a gentle intuitive approach to help clients deal with challenging Life tasks. She has a warm engaging personality that quickly puts people at ease. As an art therapist, Deborah encourages clients to consider the use of Art materials (if they are open to that approach) to further explore their possibilities. The use of art materials in the counselling sessions is not required and is strictly voluntary.
Deborah has been a Registered Clinical Counsellor (RCC) since 2011 with the BC Association of Clinical Counsellors and a Professional Art Therapist since 2003 with the BC Art Therapy Association.
Deborah received an M.A. in Counselling Psychology (specializing in Art Therapy) in 2003 from Adler University in Chicago, Il. She also has training in Mindfulness-based therapies & other modalities.
Art Therapy is an expressive therapy that combines visual art-making and psychotherapy in a creative process. No prior art training or skill is required to have a successful art therapy session.