Meet Janine :)
is a online clinical counsellor and art therapist. Online therapy can be set up for schools and families, and there are many benefits. Here are 3:
1. Faster Progress. People (especially teens and introverted types) find they "show up" more fully online. Online, through a screen, you might find that you can be more honest, and the therapy may progress faster, helping you benefit sooner.
2. Convenience and Comfort. Many people find rushing into an office stressful, and it takes time and energy. Being in a strange space can also be uncomfortable or stressful. Have sessions in your home, office, or school (for teens and kids).
3. Better Access. Get the help you need no matter where you are. If you don't like it, it's easier to walk away.
Try a 30min consultation free of charge!
Janine's main credentials
are from living with depression and anxiety for over 10 years. Her
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 works with a full range of presenting behaviors, issues or disorders.
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 primarily 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