Discover your innate capacity to heal through compassionate & creative counselling.
I gratefully acknowledge that I make my home, work and play on the unceded traditional territories of the sḵwx̱wú7mesh (Squamish), sel̓íl̓witulh (Tsleil-Waututh), and xʷməθkʷəy̓əm (Musqueam) nations.
Sara Brown (she/her) is a certified expressive arts therapist, artist, and arts educator who works in private practice with clients of all ages. She is fascinated by the healing potential of creative exploration for both individuals and communities. Sara strives to cultivate a playful and supportive environment for her clients where they can safely explore their emotions, take risks, and gain a deeper understanding of themselves. Sara also has experience facilitating creativity groups, teaching visual arts classes for adults and children, and leading arts focused team building events in Vancouver. She obtained her certification in expressive arts therapy from the Vancouver School of Expressive Arts Therapy and has also studied drawing and painting at Emily Carr University of Art and Design in Vancouver, and at the California College of Arts and Crafts in Oakland, California. In addition to her private practice, she continues to facilitate workshops and classes, and makes her own art. Sara is a registered therapeutic counsellor (RTC) with the Association of Cooperative Counselling Therapists of Canada. Please see additional details about Sara's practice on her Psychology Today profile.
Expressive arts therapy is a counselling practice that identifies and supports an individual's resources. The creative process itself is used as a means of working through areas where a person may feel stuck. The arts provide a platform from which to explore and harness one's own innate ability for self awareness, growth and healing. The act of stepping into the arts and away from thinking through or attempting to solve one's challenges opens up a potent space where new and unseen perspectives begin to emerge. No prior arts experience needed!
Benefits from this approach may include: calming of the nervous system, emotional regulation, integration of past traumas, developing a deeper connection to and understanding of oneself, discovering new perspectives and solutions to issues that don’t seem to get resolved through talking, and an increased ability to adapt to new challenges.
All ages welcome! Please contact Sara for more information about expressive arts therapy or to schedule a free introductory consultation.