Charlotte is a student art therapist, and fine artist based in Surrey, British Columbia. Graduating from Grant MacEwan University in 2009, with a Diploma in Mental Health. Charlotte worked in the human services field for 5 years, spanning her experience in age demographics and therapeutic practice. She’s worked with adolescents to seniors and has exposure in the fields of autism, schizophrenia, post-traumatic stress disorder, and complex post-traumatic stress disorder.
Charlotte continues to practice her traditional creative process in oil painting; and through this expression, advocates on how creative expressions provide insight opportunities in exploration and identification into one’s underlying causations within their behaviours and perspectives. Furthermore, she believes the innate emotional therapy comes from the “process-making”; and not from the end product results.
Further into her Art Therapy profession, Charlotte will be enrolling in external courses/readings outside of the CiiAT Art Psychotherapy Program, that focuses primarily on trauma-informed therapy; in hopes to have an additional future specialization for her clientele demographic.
Charlotte’s primary approach comes from both an attachment and solutions-focused modality; and aspires to meet her clients with compassion, empathy and authenticity; thus, ensuring to hold space to meet her client’s where they’re at presently in order to facilitate their healing journey.