Mina ("mee-na") | she/hers
Welcome! I'm an art therapist who believes in the power of making art with intention, connection, and in the spirit of play. I'm a white settler living and working on the unceded, traditional and ancestral territories of the Lekwungen/Songhees and Esquimalt peoples, also known as "Victoria, BC". I have a Bachelor's Degree in Child and Youth Care from UVic and a Post-Baccalaureate Diploma from the Kutenai Art Therapy Institute.
My approach to art therapy is rooted in exploration and awareness. I'm committed to approaching therapy in a way that aligns with my values. This means that I'm political in my life and practice, and I seek to hold space in an anti-oppressive way while working in my community.
I believe in the making of magic using any and all materials. Through a practice of curiosity, play, experimentation, and tender listening, I hold space for folks who want to explore all of their possibilities.
I'm interested in using ceramics, digital photography, garment sewing, poetry, improvised theatre, music, painting, and sensory activities to inject a sense of wonder and play into life.