About me

Christel Bodenbender, MA

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I received my Post-Masters Certificate in Art Therapy at the BC School of Art Therapy in Victoria, Canada, and have worked with a diverse range of clients in mental health as well as counselling settings.


I employ a person-centered approach and specialize in life transitions, spirituality, depression, anxiety, and trauma. I have experience working with LGBTQ+ clients and am particularly interested to engage with LGBTQ+ youth, young adults and post-secondary students.


At the beginning of the therapy journey, we set a goal for your healing and check in with the progress on this goal in each following session.


I came out during my studies at the University of Victoria and became active in several groups in Victoria and to a lesser degree in Vancouver.

Past work




After years of yoga practice, I went on the journey to India to immerse myself in the home country of yoga and receive my 200-hour teacher training at Jeevmoksha Yoga Gurukul in Rishikesh. This rewarding experience deepened my connection to yoga, meditation and mindfulness.

I have been teaching yoga at

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Interests in languages, travelling, and writing speculative fiction

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Phone: 1-833-333-2585
Email: info (at) myonlinearttherapy.com