I regret to announce the closure of my art therapy practice. The provincial government is presently not referring to private practitioners, preferring instead to refer clients to block-funded organizations. This has meant a significant reduction in my caseload and has resulted in the difficult decision to discontinue my practice.
I am deeply grateful to the many people and organizations that recognized and appreciated the benefits of art therapy for themselves or for the people to whom they provide supports. Over the past four years, either in group settings or individual sessions, I’ve had the privilege of working with children and youth in care, adults and youth with disabilities, people with addictions, children exposed to violence, seniors experiencing dementia, parents/care providers and their young children, and self-referred individuals. Thank you to everyone who trusted in art therapy to help them, or the people they care for, process often difficult experiences or other impingements so that they may live life more fully.
I am pleased to say I have accepted the position of Child and Family Therapist with the Nisga’a Lisims Government. This is an exciting opportunity for me to be a member of the Child and Family Services team located in Gitlaxt’aamiks, BC. I look forward to delivering art therapy in the communities of the Nass Valley and Terrace.