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.
Caoimhe Mac Allister
Art Therapist Intern
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 $20/hr.
Available Monday 5pm - 7pm, Wednesday 6pm - 8pm, Thursday 6pm - 8pm & alternate Saturdays from 10am - 12pm.
Nicki is a Professional Art Therapist and a Registered Clinical Counsellor with the BC Association of Clinical Counsellors. Her approach to art therapy is client-centered, trauma-informed, and somatic, and is informed by developmental and attachment theories. Nicki has more than fifteen years of experience in the field of child
development and family support and provides art therapy for children, youth and adults from all walks of life.
Nicki is also a Certified Child Life Specialist and is particularly passionate about healing medical trauma, chronic pain, and supporting siblings and caregivers of children receiving long-term medical treatment or care. She is the co-owner of With Love Grief Support (www.withlovegriefgifts.com). Nicki was born and raised in Vancouver BC and lives with her husband and three children.
“Art therapy to me is a soft place to land. Often when we are stressed, burned out, or dealing with difficult things, our ability to create new solutions, rest and play become stalled. Art provides space to explore complex feelings and ideas, practice coping strategies, and create new ways to relate to old circumstances. There are many pathways to healing, and I feel very lucky to be able to share art therapy with you, witness your journey, and support your healing and growth”.
Available Wednesdays from 9:30am - 2:30pm.