Colour Wheel Art Therapy
Kathryn Schmidt, MA, CCC
Art Therapist & Canadian Certified Counsellor
Art & Play Therapy
Art and play therapy can help children to address their emotional needs. Art and play in a therapeutic setting encourages the child to learn more about their nervous system, thinking/ behaviour patterns and gain the ability to self-regulate with more frequency.
Parent coaching can help you to gain insight into your approaches and reactions to your child.
Learn to shift your lens and gain skills to support your child where they're at.
Dyad work allows a parent and child to work on attachment needs. Together the parent and child, under guidance of the therapist will learn to co-regulate and express themselves more effectively.
Consulting & Supervision
Support for other counsellors/ therapists looking for insight, guidance, and supervision around using art and play therapy for neurodivergent youth.
I specialize in art and play therapy for neurodivergent toddlers, kids, and teens including AuHD, ASD, ADHD, ODD, OCD, PDA, SPD, and anxiety.
I use a client-centred, strengths-based and neurodiversity-affirming approach to address therapeutic goals such as increased insight, emotional expression/ regulation, executive functioning and self-advocacy
I also support families and help parents learn to better understand their children and to develop a strong relationship based on attunement, attachment, and co-regulation.
I have received training in both Art Therapy and Synergetic Play Therapy and my practice is rooted in social justice models, disability rights and informed by over 10 years of working in the disability community.
I am a neurodivergent human and introvert who has been working and living in the Comox Valley since 2016.
I have a B.F.A. from Simon Fraser University (2009) and an M.A. in Art Therapy (2016) from Concordia University.
When I'm not helping people, I'm making art, walking, and hanging out with my cat.
I am currently practicing out of Treehouse Therapy in Courtenay.
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Emotional Expression & Regulation