Art Therapy & Counselling
"Often the hands will
solve a mystery that
the intellect has struggled
with in vain."
“Art therapy is not only for people experiencing emotional difficulty – it can heighten creativity and enrich life. It can be used as either a primary or adjunctive therapeutic mode"
BC ARTS THERAPY ASSOCIATION
What is Art Therapy?
“Art Therapy is an integrative mental health and human services profession that enriches the lives of individuals, families, and communities through active art-making, creative process, applied psychological theory, and human experience within a psychotherapeutic relationship."
AMERICAN ART THERAPY ASSOCIATION
Jodi has experienced the transformative power of art therapy, both personally and professionally, and is passionate about sharing this with others. Jodi has extensive experience in this field as a therapist in addiction treatment and recovery and as an art teacher for youth, adults and children. She offers a sensitive, trauma-informed, inclusive approach and creates a warm, inviting atmosphere, whether at her studio or place of your choice. As a professional member of BCATA and CATA, she upholds the professional and ethical standards of these associations.
Jodi deftly creates the safety, support and opportunity for others to release fear and anxiety so they can freely explore themselves through art materials. The art materials act as a container for our emotion and our stories and convey what may be difficult or impossible to express in words. With Jodi’s therapeutic, trauma-informed practice, individuals can make sense and meaning of these stories and begin.
Whereas art therapy is Jodi's primary modality, she also offers counselling with or without art therapy and tailors her approach according to individual needs.
I offer services throughout the Cowichan Valley, BC. I acknowledge and am grateful to live and work on the unceded territory of the Quw'ustsun community.
All ages, abilities, cultures and identities are welcome. No experience is necessary and all supplies are provided.
If you would like further information or to book an appointment, please fill out the form below, or call me at (250) 702-4583.
"Meeting Jodi Strom and witnessing her work with a diverse range of clients was impactful for me.
I had the pleasure of watching her client sessions which she facilitated with ease, compassion and respect and translating into a prof. development course called "Healing trauma and addiction through Art Therapy. I highly recommend her."
NICOLE NATTRASS CAC II