Meet Janine M. Ray :)
is an Art Therapist and a Registered Clinical
Counsellor, however her main credentials are from living with depression and
anxiety for over 10 years.
difficulties began in late adolescence and remained with her until her
mid-twenties, affecting her relationships, school, career, and life generally. Every
day was painful to get through. After
working on herself and coming through the struggle, Janine found greater
awareness, understanding, presence, and a desire to help others.
assist in her own struggle, Janine found certain counseling modalities useful
for easing suffering and that allowed for increased levels of joy and
contentment: Mindfulness, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, Cognitive
Behavioral Therapy, and Existential Therapy. These approaches work for many of
her clients, and committed individuals can expect to feel relief within the
first few sessions. Janine assumes a
person-centered approach, and meets individuals exactly where they are.
a practicing artist, Janine understands the profound healing potential and
positive change that can result from accessing creativity and artistic
sensibility. Art and creation provides us tools we can use to work through life’s
challenges, issues, emotions and struggles...and often this process is playful!
Certainly, art making within the therapeutic relationship can provide us with a
means of healthy expression and allow us to explore, feel, and grow.
facilitates groups and conducts private art therapy sessions for kids, youth,
and adults, including elderly populations, couples and families. In groups,
organized by age and/or ability, participants benefit from the engagement of
others and their experiences. In one-on-one
sessions, Janine offers a focused, yet gentle, approach where a combination of
art making and discussion will be used to meet the specific needs of the client.
Janine welcomes new clients and uses online modalities (as well as in person)
to serve individuals no matter where they are- physically, emotionally, and
Janine Ray Reaches
Clients throughout British Columbia