Reaching out for a helping hand is the first step in your healing process.
We all encounter difficulties in our lives and art therapy will enable you to work through these blockages and make a new beginning. Creative expression, such as through drawing or photography, helps to release trauma, depression, anxieties, stress and more.
As an entrepreneur, I have a good relationship with businesses and offer art therapy to employers and employees. Releasing emotions and blockages gives back that strength to overcome obstacles and increase personal productivity and mental health.
If you are an LGBTQ+ youth, adult, or parent, I would like to hear from you to see how I can help. Online sessions are confidential and allow you to engage with art therapy from a safe space.
Christel Bodenbender, MA
I am a certified art therapist with years of art therapy and counselling experience and engagement in the queer community. I am also a registered yoga teacher and energy healer. So, you might say, healing is in my blood.
I worked in mental health and counselling settings at Victoria Mental Health and Greater Victoria Citizens Counselling Centre (both Victoria, BC, Canada). But mental and emotional wellness shouldn't require you to have to go far. Let's meet online via Zoom or Skype.
See also About me.
All you need is a mobile phone/tablet or computer that can run Skype or Zoom. I am physically located in London, Ontario, but you can be anywhere in Canada, remote or in major urban center, and we can connect and start your healing process through online art therapy.
Since online art therapy is a form of telehealth, we don't have to meet at any particular place, just contact me when you need support and I'll get back to you to set up a full meeting as soon as possible.
Creative expression is not only part of the healing journey, but in each session we will also talk about the art you created, letting you share it with me. Sharing is safe, as I am here to hold the space for you.
Additionally, you can do artwork during the time between sessions and then share them with me next time we connect. This allows you to stay engaged in the healing process.
(c) Christel Bodenbender
Individual sessions are 60 minutes and Canadian $50/hour
I am also offering 90-minute group sessions (minimum of 2 and maximum of 5 participants for each session) for a low Canadian $25/session
Group sessions are art-as-therapy, during which I will also individually check in with you regarding your progress and what you want to address
I have worked at an IT Service Desk for many years and will be able to guide you through the easy steps involved.
For more information, see App Setup page
I can provide art therapy in English or German