Do you feel overwhelmed by emotions?
Do you feel disconnected from, or numb to your feelings?
Are you struggling to let go of emotions, but don't know how to start?
Do you find it hard to consistently keep your creativity alive?
Would you like to learn how to connect with yourself through art making?
Art Therapy is designed to bring about more clarity and calm to your life through the exploration of various art mediums.
You don't have to have any experience doing art to gain the full effect of this process. If stick men are your thing we welcome them and you too, but I suspect you will likely be pleasantly surprised at your own creations and abilities.
Anxiety wears you down and wears you out. It skews your perspective and warps how you feel about yourself.
Making art within an Art Therapy framework allows us to put some of our biggest fears and issues outside of our selves, where we can look at them with more objectivity.
It affords us a perspective we rarely have in the middle of anxiety or depression. The process of art therapy can help to scale down and tame some of our anxiety distorted fears and thoughts.
“Sita fostered such an atmosphere of healing that I felt confident to explore some very difficult areas of my life, and was able to begin my own healing journey.”
Hi! I'm Sita Then
From the time I was small I’ve used art as an outlet for my thoughts and feelings and to make sense of the circumstances of my life. There are many times in our lives that we lack the words to fully express and understand what is going on within ourselves, not just when we are young.
That’s the reason I pursued art therapy as a career, to share what I’ve learned with others.
People are innately makers; creative, curious and delight in novelty. We enjoy doing things with our hands, it calms our nervous system, drops our anxiety, and opens our minds, regardless of skill level.
Art is a medium that can nurturing the soul and heal the inner self.
My role as a therapist and compassionate facilitator means that I listen without judgement and support and respectfully guide the therapeutic process towards the goals of the individual.
Flourish Art Therapy offers one on one sessions and group sessions. Group experiences offer a safe and nurturing environment for exploration of life most pressing issues.
As highly social creatures, being part of a process art group helps to relieve isolation and builds connections with people facing similar struggles, as we are all fundamentally linked and defined by our interactions with others.
Although deep issues often surface, this process can be a lot of fun too!
I am a graduate of The Ontario College of Art (1988) and The Vancouver Art Therapy Institute (2019)
I am a professional member of the British Columbia Art Therapy Association and the Canadian Art Therapy Association.
As a visual artist, passionate gardener, and mother, I bring my wonder, creativity and playfulness into my work, which is reflected in my studio, the home of Flourish Art Therapy, situated in a peaceful, lush garden I enjoy sharing with all who come here.
Our initial meeting will be a short consult–usually around 30 minutes.
This can happen either in person, in the studio, or on the phone.