Creative Arts Therapy & Group Workshops
I believe in a unique and customized counselling experience for each and every client.
Jade's passion for the arts, acting, and helping others motivated her to complete her Master's degree in Creative Arts Therapy, specializing in Drama Therapy. As a Drama Therapist, she utilizes creative interventions based in theatre to explore the internal landscape. Use of art, sound, movement, and writing are used to explore, express and contain unconscious emotional and psychological experiences. Response art is encouraged between session, and to be brought into session for further exploration and insight. Some Drama Therapy processes that clients can be guided through include (and are not limited to) are: Self-Revelatory Performance, and The Story Within. Please inquire for more details.
Jade also offers creative workshops that are typically 1.5-2 hours long and can be held over multiple sessions or completed in a single day. Please sign up with your email to be notified of any future workshops.
Themes from past workshops include:
Jade has completed the CPT training and is now offering it to clients with PTSD. CPT is a type of Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) that is considered a frontline approach to treating the PTSD. CPT helps you learn how to identify, challenge and change unhelpful beliefs related to the trauma that are negatively impacting your life and keeping you stuck in symptoms of PTSD. It is NOT about lying to yourself. It is about working together so you can stop avoiding, come to an honest and clear understanding of the trauma and feel the natural emotions around it so you can move forward and stop suffering. It is an evidenced based treatment option proven effective in reducing symptoms of PTSD. CPT is generally delivered over 6-12 sessions. Weekly sessions are recommended. Please contact Jade for more information.
Jade is here to listen.
I work virtually offering video and telephone counselling sessions. All virtual counselling services are done through Zoom which is a secure encrypted video conferencing platform. All you need is access to a computer or smart phone that has the Zoom app, a private space to have the session and a stable Wifi connection.
Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) therapy is a well-researched and highly effective psychotherapy method that has proven to be useful for individuals suffering from trauma, PTSD, anxiety, depression, and panic disorders. It is a structured form of therapy designed to resolve unprocessed traumatic memories in the brain and can typically be completed in fewer sessions than other therapies. Unlike other therapies, EMDR does not require talking about the distressing issue in detail or completing homework between sessions. Upon successful treatment, EMDR therapy can relieve affective distress, reformulate negative beliefs, and reduce physiological arousal.
Jade has completed EMDR Basic Training provided by the EMDRIA organization. This means Jade has completed 63 hours of comprehensive training which includes lecture, discussion, experience as practitioner and client, as well as 11 hours of group consultation with a certified EMDR certified practitioner.
- 1.5 hr sessions recommended. See Pricing section for options.
My approach is creative, empathic, mindful and trauma informed.
"Somatic Experiencing (SE) is a body-oriented approach to healing trauma and other stress disorders. The SE approach releases traumatic shock, which is key to transforming PTSD and the wounds of emotional and early developmental attachment trauma." - Taken from www.traumahealing.org
Jade has completed the Somatic Experiencing (SE) Advanced Level 2 training through the SE Trauma Institute. This means Jade has completed the SE program with a total of 225 hours of learning involving lecture, discussion, experience as practitioner and client, as well as personal consultation with a certified SE Practitioner (SEP).
Hours of Operation:
Monday: 10:00am - 6:00pm (Virtual appointments only)
Tuesday: 10:00am - 5:00pm (Virtual appointments only)
Wednesday: 10:00am - 5:00pm (Virtual appointments only)
Thursday: 10:00am - 6:00pm (Virtual appointments only)
Cognitive Processing Therapy
(CPT) for PTSD
I work with women only at this time. I specialize in working with women who have experienced trauma and are exhibiting symptoms of Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), anxiety, depression, as well as low self-worth and shame. I also work well with women looking to improve their relationships and who are seeking empowerment and authenticity in their lives.
I am part of a counselling collective at the Squamish Counselling Clinic and see individual clients virtually with limited in office availability at this time. Please see 'Hours of Operation' listed below for more details.