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Mari Felipe Therapy

Expressive Arts Therapy in Vancouver, BC

Mari Felipe Bio:

I live on the unceded territories of the xʷməθkʷəy̓əm (Musqueam), Sḵwx̱wú7mesh (Squamish), and Sel̓íl̓witulh (Tsleil-Waututh) Nations, also known as Vancouver, BC.

My mission is to facilitate any process of transformation: from conflict to resolution, from feeling stuck to seeing a greater range of possibilities, from any situation that might make you look for therapy where the result can be an increase in: sense of aliveness, grounding, self-expression and resilience.

I believe we all have the capacity to change within ourselves and arts-based healing approaches can provide safe, trauma-informed and intuitive ways to move through these transitions to individuals and communities.

I myself enjoy using poetry and multimedia art as a form of expression and believe art is a powerful tool in the efforts of bringing society to a better balance by empowering and giving voice to minorities, fighting stigma and allowing different realities to be imagined.

In Expressive Arts Therapy, visual art, music, drama, movement, writing and play are at the center of the therapeutic process.

The goal is not to produce highly skilled art but rather to allow for transformation and perceptions that might arise during art-making.

The modalities are used interchangeably and follow your rhythm and preferences. No previous experience is necessary.

It is beneficial for everybody and can help with situations where one might feel stuck, going through transitions or navigating issues of motivation, behaviour and mood.

It can support your sense of aliveness and connection with the here and now. My approach is gentle, intuitive, non-pathologizing, person-centered, and strength-focused.

Play belongs to the same environment where creativity and imagination live. It is a language that children use very naturally but this modality isn’t limited to them in the same way art isn’t limited to professional artists.

Services:

Creative Time
Individual Therapy Sessions
Group Facilitation

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