Amnis Health was created to inspire individuals to use creativity and mindfulness to foster emotional, physical and mental wellbeing. We aim to provide a non-judgmental environment where clients can go to challenge themselves, to feel understood, supported and empowered.
We believe that anybody can benefit from the use of counselling and art therapy not only at times of trauma but as a maintenance tool to improve their day-to-day lives. It is a proactive tool, not just a reactive tool. As individuals, we try to mitigate vulnerability in every part of our lives. Our emotional wellbeing should not be any different. Amnis Health provides support in order to achieve greater value in our emotional expenditures.
Amnis Health wishes to educate and affect change on both a personal and community-wide level. By working with individuals and small groups we ultimately affect the community at large.
Josy Valero-Frias is the driving force behind Amnis Health. Having been born in South America and growing up between the Middle East and South East Asia, this exposure to diversity has given Josy a very broad and unique perspective of the world, which she carries throughout her life. From a very young age, she found comfort and purpose in therapy and artistic expression, and saw its potential as a safe, non-judgemental pathway to self-awareness and growth.
Josy combines a blend of Humanistic, Somatic, and Creative Therapy modalities to best meet her clients’ needs in an integrative way. She aims for an authentic collaborative therapeutic relationship that draws on the client’s strengths, life experiences, intersectional identities, and therapeutic goals.
Josy has professional experience working with children, adolescents, adults, and seniors seeking support for grief/loss, trauma, learning disabilities, depression and anxiety, sexuality, gender identity, and other behavioural and emotional needs.
Education And Credentials
Josy successfully completed her masters level diploma in Art Therapy from the Vancouver Art Therapy Institute and her Master of Counselling Psychology from Adler University.
She also has specialised training in Focusing-Oriented Therapy, Gottman Method Couples Training, and Play Therapy techniques.
Josy is a Registered Clinical Counsellor (RCC #16018) with the BC Association of Clinical Counsellors, and a Professional Art Therapist with the BC Art Therapy Association.