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Marpole, Vancouver, BC

(604) 202-6824

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clinical counselling + art therapy
Online and in Vancouver

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Amnis Health combines Humanistic, Somatic, and Creative Therapy modalities to best meet clients’ needs in an integrative way. Our aim is to establish authentic therapeutic relationships that explore clients' life experiences, intersectional identities, as well as the 'here-and-now' present moment, to reach therapeutic goals. 

Clients

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 life.

Previous art experience is not necessary for an art therapy client. We focuses more on the experimental and expressive nature of the creative process rather than on the aesthetic of a final product.  


Amnis Health welcomes clients of all ages, backgrounds, orientations, and identities.

AREAS OF EXPERIENCE

  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Self-esteem & Self-confidence
  • ​Personal Identity and Growth
  • Life Transitions
  • Sexuality and Gender Expression
  • Family and Relationship Issues
  • Physical, Emotional and Sexual Abuse
  • Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder/Complex Trauma
  • Dreams/Nightmares
  • Grief and Loss
  • Attachment Issues
  • Stress Management
  • Anger Management
  • Immigration/Emigration
  • Multicultural Struggles


Specializations

Art Therapy

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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. 

Focusing-Oriented Therapy

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Focusing is a gentle, yet powerful experiential process of making contact with our inner world and working with what is present, complex, and implicit. It is particularly effective in working through ‘stuckness’ to lead to a bodily-felt shift and greater insight. 

Services

PRIMARY CONSULTATION

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A genuine and respectful therapeutic alliance between client and therapist is essential in reaching a successful outcome. This initial phone 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. 

INDIVIDUAL SESSIONS

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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.

GROUP WORKSHOPS

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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

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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.  

*Inviting ALL interpretations of the word

Fees & Booking

Rates

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 Options

Payment can be made at the beginning or end of each session with cheque, cash, credit card, or e-transfer. 





All changes and cancellations require 24 hours notice.

Coverage

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

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Amnis Health

Marpole, Vancouver, BC

(604) 202-6824

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