WELCOME, to my TherARTy and MedicineArt websites. TherARTy is is my Counselling/ Expressive Art Therapy approach with a strong focus on music and art making. If you want to look at my visual art and music creations only, then please click on the "Medicine Art Portfolio" button below.

Iven Simonetti - Expressive Art Theraphist & Counsellor


You’re about to overcome the hardest part of your healing journey, asking for help. When the body says “NO” and responds with sleepless nights, anxiety, or even depression despite your attempts to help yourself - that’s a sign that you need help.

I understand your challenges because they were once my challenges. Something on your heart give it to the art is my proverb, it helped me to heal my challenges.

TherARTy looks at art and music as a healing modality. When we learn to transform our pain into art, music or movement that’s when I talk about Medicine Art. You don’t need to be an artist to do this but someone who will keep the inner critic in check. Transforming emotional pain using art and music is why people come to see me as an “Expressive Art Therapist and Counsellor.” When we do this, suddenly we can create a connection to our emotional pain - moving from depressing to express it to heal.

"Through my life experience I witnessed how challenges can become our calling, and how breakdowns can become breakthroughs!"

I work primarily with teenagers and emerging adults, walking alongside them as they grapple with questions of identity, relationship concerns, anxiety, addiction, depression, trauma, challenging life transitions. I emphasize building a safe and trusting therapeutic relationship within which my clients can explore difficult questions and concerns creating Medicine Art.

Expressive Art & Counselling Can Help

  • Those who are struggling with any aspect of their life

  • Bereaved and grieving looking for support

  • Assist with self development & personal growth

  • to create healthy relationships & effective communication

  • To increase self confidence, self esteem & self awareness

  • Bring relief to those having to live with depression and anxiety

  • To express what is beyond our language

  • Find new ideas in how to express and release your emotions

  • Release stress and anxiety

  • People who have lost a loved one

  • With questions of meaning and identity

  • To find and reignite your passion

It goes all down your mind, Medicine Art by iveno
Release of old grudges, Medicine Art by Iveno
Gratitude Sound Bath at Empower Health

My Services

Therapy & Counselling

  • Expressive Arts Therapy & Counselling

  • Group music therapy for recreational programs

  • Compassionate Inquiry (CI) approach by Dr. Gabor Mate

  • Psychedelic harm reduction, preparation and integration

  • Guided cannabis sessions with live music

  • One on one video counselling

Therapeutic issues include:

  • Grief, loss and bereavement

  • Addictions

  • Vegans experiencing depression

  • Depression and mood disorders

  • Family violence

  • Bullying

  • Attachment issues

  • Performance anxiety

  • Overthinking

  • Separation and divorce

  • Anxiety and phobias

  • Self-harm and suicide

  • Abuse (physical, sexual, and emotional) and neglect

  • Social skills/ relationship issues

  • Self-esteem/ self-worth

  • Identity (gender, sexual, cultural, life stage)

  • Eating disorders

  • OCD & ADHD

Private tutoring and group workshops in art and music for:

  • Retirements homes

  • Hospitals & Hospice settings

  • Schools

  • Summer camps

  • After school programs

  • Detox clinics

  • Yoga retreats

  • Retreat centers

  • Self care for employment programs

  • Yoga, meditation

  • Hospitals, Retirement Homes & Hospice

  • Health Care facility

  • Life celebrations/ Funerals

  • Schools

Please look at my testimonial, click here.

Be kind by calling a friend, Medicine Art by iveno

Free 15min consultation

Please Schedule your free 15 min consultation, it's just easier to meet face to face and ask any questions we may have for each other about my work and my services.

This is not a therapy session or integration session, it's more an informal meeting to see if
you want to move forward and book a session.

Looking forward to hear from you!

kind regards, Iven