Professional Art Therapist, BA, DVATI
Estelle Barron is a professional art therapist, who has been practicing in the greater Vancouver area since 2014. Estelle received her bachelors of arts majoring in psychology at UBC in 2011 and a postgraduate diploma in art therapy from the Vancouver Art Therapy Institute in 2014. She is a member of British Columbia Art Therapy Association. Estelle speaks English, French, and Spanish.
Using broad range of orientations including client-centered, focus-oriented, trauma informed art therapy Estelle’s approach celebrates the power that imagination, creativity, and playfulness, has on facilitating the identification and organization of trauma, deep work, connecting to the self and others, and on general well-being. Furthermore, art can be used functionally to self-regulate as well as part of a self-care regimen.
Estelle is currently working out of her private Art Therapy Practice downtown Vancouver and at Fair Haven Seniors home. Estelle is a former Executive on the Board of Directors for the BC Art Therapy Association.
Estelle is passionate about working through the difficult, the darkness, the emotional numbness, and tapping into the deeper self, as well as.
WHAT TO EXPECT WITH ME
· A safe and confidential space that supports you to take care of your emotional and mental health with art and creativity
· A non-judgmental, non-competitive therapeutic approach to creating art,
· A meaningful artistic journey that is about the process and not about creating a masterpiece
· All levels of artistic ability are welcome and encouraged to join! There is no prior artistic experience required to participate and benefit from these sessions
WHY I DO
I believe that creativity, imagination, and playfulness can be the gateway to healing wounds and enriching life.
My vision is for Art Therapy services, for all people and families, to be included in the medical service plan, because I believe that all should have access to programs that provide holistic healing.
In the meantime, I am pursuing to
1) facilitate the process of empowerment for clients and their families - via art engagement - to make informed decisions about their mental, emotional, and spiritual well-being; and
2) work in establishments that hold the space for populations and their families that may or may not otherwise be able to get the help and support they need.