Michelle Denis (RP, ExAT, BFA, OEATA) Registered Psychotherapist and Hand in Hand Parenting Professional Expressive Arts, Mindfulness, Somatic, and Person-Centered Psychotherapy
I have witnessed in myself and others, our capacity to cultivate joy, gratitude and resilience to stress, and our capacity to tap into an inner wisdom to transform our lives moment to moment.
As an Expressive Arts Therapist, I encourage gentle and curious observation of the inner somatic, sensory and emotional experience during the artistic process, as a way to deepen your self knowledge and acceptance, and find resolution and healing from your own body wisdom. The artistic process becomes both a container for the work, and a vehicle of expression and healing. I work with women, men, parents, teachers, childcare providers and groups.
Some of the benefits of therapy may include:
Opening up to a more intimate relationship with oneself and others
Cultivating gentleness, compassion and curiosity towards self and others
Building tools for managing stress, overwhelm and anxiety
Working through fears and emotional blocks
Accessing and building upon inner healing resources
Cultivating a sense of ease with vulnerability
Finding joy and play through difficult times
Learning to trust oneself and others
Practicing healthy boundaries and self care
Unleashing creativity and comfort with the messy creative process
Areas of Expertise:
I work with women, men, couples, families and groups.
Anxiety, Depression and Difficulties with Anger
Addictions, Trauma and Difficulties Regulating Emotion
Grief, Life Transitions and Challenges
Anyone wishing to explore and develop their own creative, meditative and/or spiritual practice