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Valhalla Art Therapy

children, teens and young adults

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The Art Therapy Process

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Art Therapy

Art Therapy combines visual arts and therapy. It has been successful in improving mental health, treating physiological distress and supporting physical and emotional well being.
You do not need to be an artist to engage in art therapy, only an interest in playing and exploring with creative materials. In Art Therapy the emphasis is on the art making process and less on the finished product.

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Art Therapy Sessions

Valhalla Art Therapy Studio supports  children, teens and young adults. Individuals aged 5-21 years old. 

Ideally, Art Therapy sessions are 1 hour per week for several weeks, depending on the service goals. Sessions may also be attended weekly, bi weekly or monthly.


Initial 15 min phone consultations are free. Sessions are $115 (plus %5 GST) per session which includes the cost of high quality studio materials.

Please note: I require 24 hours notice for cancelations otherwise subject to a missed session fee. 

As a registered Canadian Art Therapist (CATA) and a registered Therapeutic Counselor (RTC) coverage by extended health benefits may apply. 

I am registered with MCFD Autism Funding, EBUS Academy and Self Design High as an approved service provider.


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Art Materials

Art materials are essential to the Art Therapy process. Valhalla Art Therapy provides a plethora of art materials which include; drawing, paint, collage, clay, textiles, sand tray, crafts, up-cycled materials and natural materials.

At Valhalla Art Therapy, offering the client a selection of art materials to choose from allows for their creative expression to come through. This also enables language and metaphors to emerge out of the art mediums which is essential to the therapeutic process.

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Biography

Lindsay Dew is a Registered Canadian Art Therapist (CATA), Registered Therapeutic Counselor (RTC) and the owner of Valhalla Art Therapy Studio.  Lindsay holds a post-baccalaureate degree in Art Therapy from the Kutenai Art Therapy Institute, a Bachelors degree in Fine Art and a background in Psychology. Lindsay has been committed to providing support to children, adolescents and their families in the West Kootenays for over a decade. Lindsay has been employed at a number of local community services centers, as well as with local school districts. In her art therapy practice, she has a trauma-informed lens and draws upon therapeutic models including; attachment based, client centered, cognitive behavioral therapy, play therapy, expressive arts, somatic experience and mindfulness.

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Art Therapy provides a creative outlet for healing when there are no words.

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Contact Valhalla Art Therapy

Contact us to see how Art Therapy may benefit your child. In-person (COVID-protocols) and online sessions available.

#208, 402 Baker street, Nelson BC

250 551 4989

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Welcome To The Studio

Waiting Area

Please take a seat in our waiting room no more than 5 minutes before your scheduled appointment. The Art Therapist will be out to greet you on your scheduled appointment time. Please be mindful of noise levels in the waiting room as other practioners are working in the office. Thank you for your understanding.

Studio Space

This natural lit studio space contains a couch area, table and chairs and has access to an art sink. There is also a painting wall and easel to use.

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