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.
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
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
Vegans experiencing depression
Depression and mood disorders
Separation and divorce
Anxiety and phobias
Self-harm and suicide
Abuse (physical, sexual, and emotional) and neglect
Social skills/ relationship issues
Identity (gender, sexual, cultural, life stage)
OCD & ADHD
Private tutoring and group workshops in art and music for:
Hospitals & Hospice settings
After school programs
Self care for employment programs
Hospitals, Retirement Homes & Hospice
Health Care facility
Life celebrations/ Funerals
Please look at my testimonial, click here.
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