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ART THERAPY

Charity Hu
Art Therapist

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My name is Charity and I am a Certified Art Therapist in Vancouver. I have a Bachelor’s degree in Fashion Design and Art from Kwantlen Polytechnic University and a graduate-level Diploma from Vancouver Art Therapy Institute. I’ve had experience working with a wide range of age groups, from children in primary school to seniors at care facilities, and also experience working with various challenges, including behavioral issues, depression, ADHD, autism spectrum disorder, social isolation, grief/ loss, and PTSD. From both research and personal experience, I’ve seen how art therapy empowers and enriches lives. Are you or your child having difficulties understanding and communicating your emotions? Art therapy may be a perfect way to facilitate the process of expressing your hearts healthily and creatively!

Available Monday 11am - 4pm and Saturday 11am - 6pm. Will be seeing clients until December 2023 and then will be off on maternity leave until January 2025.

Caoimhe Mac Allister  
Art Therapist Intern

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Hello! My name is Caoimhe and I'm Irish, and have been living in beautiful BC for the last four years. I'm currently studying Art Therapy at Vancover Art Therapy Institute on Granville Island. Before coming to Vancouver I obtained a degree in Fine Art, and prior to becoming a student Art Therapist I worked as a program facilitator in a program for young adults with Autism, as well as teaching children's art classes, birthdays and summercamps. I'm excited to meet new clients and celebrate what makes each person unique. Art Therapy is a powerful way for people of all ages to process any big emotions we may have - whether it be something to celebrate or something we may need to let go. No prior art experience necessary!

I will be providing sessions at a discounted rate to go towards my hours for Art Therapy Certification. Classes will be offered at $40/hr. 

Available Monday 5pm - 7pm, Wednesday 6pm - 8pm, Thursday 6pm - 8pm & alternate Saturdays from 10am - 12pm.

Sarah Byrne 
Expressive Art Therapist Intern

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Sarah is a graduate of Trinity College Dublin from which she earned a B.Ed Honours Degree.  She has been teaching for twenty years and is  a huge advocate for the arts within education.  Originally from Ireland, she moved to Vancouver in 2011 where she has been immersed in the world of Special Education and where she also discovered her passion for helping students to learn through therapeutic methods.  Sarah is currently studying Expressive Arts Therapy through VATI (Vancouver Art Therapy Institute) and  is seeking students to practice her developing Expressive Arts Therapy skills with: offering her services for just $40.  

 

She is available most Saturdays and Sundays from 10am-3pm.  Friday evening slots between 4:30pm and 7pm are also available.  Sarah offers a 15 min complimentary chat about the whole process by zoom or call before starting. 

Steph Shu
Art Therapist Intern

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I am currently an art therapy student at Vancouver Art Therapy Institute, conducting part of my practicum at This World's Ours. Before studying at VATI, I received a Bachelor's degree from UBC, and later a TESOL Diploma from VCC, after which I taught English to children and young adults from around the world. 

Creating art can be a way to explore things that we may have trouble expressing verbally. I strive to foster a safe, creative environment free from judgement, where a client can engage in a process of self-exploration and discovery through art. 

I'm currently looking for clients to participate in art therapy sessions at a reduced rate ($40 per session) in order to fulfill my program's clinical requirements. 

 

Available 10am-2pm and 5pm-8pm on Tuesdays, as well as 10am-3pm on Wednesdays.

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