Art therapy is a form of psychotherapy that uses artistic expression as its primary mode of communication, self-exploration and understanding. This modality facilitates reparation and recovery as well as overall psychological health and wellbeing.
"When words are not enough, we turn to images and symbols to tell our stories. And in telling our stories through art, we find pathways to wellness, recovery and transformation." - Cathy Malchiodi
A genuine and respectful therapeutic alliance between client and therapist is essential in reaching a successful outcome. This initial conversation will serve as a commitment-free introduction to the potential therapeutic process. This is a good opportunity for both therapist and client to assess their compatibility in terms of personality, philosophy, and needs.
Private one-on-one sessions can be an incredibly effective way of exploring all levels of the clients' journey in a private, confidential and supportive environment.
Sessions offered in English and Spanish.
Online sessions available.
Clinical counselling or art therapy in a group setting can elicit a sense of community, shared experience and communal empowerment. These workshops can be preplanned by the therapist. In addition, arrangements can be made if a professional organization, institution or private client has a special request for a workshop.
Family sessions are a powerful and direct approach to working with both individual and familial concerns. This approach may be the agreed upon path from the beginning, or it may take the form of an invitation for a family member to join an individuals' sessions.
A common misconception about therapy is that those who need it must have some form of a disorder or disability. To the contrary, counselling or art therapy can be beneficial for everyone. It can aid those who are interested in learning about themselves, growing creatively, celebrating their strengths, and building tools that can be utilized in every aspect of their life.
Previous art experience is not necessary for an art therapy client. Amnis Health focuses more on the experimental and expressive nature of the creative process rather than on the aesthetic of a final product.
Amnis Health can work with children, adolescents, adults, and seniors.
Individual Sessions of 60 minutes - $120
Couples Sessions of 60 minutes - $140
Group Rates - typically $50 per participant (this is subject to change depending on the nature of the group)
Longer sessions are available upon request, with an additional $30 per 15 minutes.
A fee sliding scale may be available depending on availability and need.
Payment can be made at the beginning or end of each session with cheque, cash, credit card (+2.75 surcharge), or e-transfer.
All changes and cancellations require 24 hours notice.
Although counselling fees are not covered under the BC Medical Services Plan, many extended health plans do include counselling coverage. Please call your insurer and ask whether they cover a Registered Clinical Counsellor (RCC).
If you find that RCC visits are not covered under your plan, you may want to contact your insurance company directly to request an exception to the plan’s coverage
Please contact us with questions.
Marpole, Vancouver, BC
By appointment only
Wed - Fri: 9:00 am - 7:00 pm
Sat - Sun: 9:00 am - 3:00 pm
Closed Monday - Tuesday