About Me

Welcome to Colour Wheel Art Therapy!  My name is Kathryn Schmidt and I am an art therapist and certified counsellor.  I was born in Burnaby, BC and obtained my BFA from Simon Fraser University (2009).  I lived and studied in Montreal for 5 years where I got my MA in Art Therapy (2016).  Soon after graduation I moved to Vancouver Island in order to be closer to my family and to nature.  In my spare time I love hiking, spending time with my partner, and making art.  

I joined Nourish Wellness in 2019 in order to collaborate with a fabulous group of women who are dedicated to providing holistic (mind, body, spirit) healing to those residing in the Comox Valley. 


I was drawn to art therapy because of the amazing healing qualities creativity has provided me throughout my life.  Art truly has the power to make the invisible visible and to heal.   

Art therapy can address any therapeutic goals such as increased insight, emotional expression and regulation, better attachment between caregivers and children, management of symptoms such as stress, as well as increased executive functioning.  


​I specialize in:

  • Autism

  • Attachment Disorders

  • Depression

  • Anxiety 

  • Life Transitions

  • Stress Management

  • Attention Deficit Disorder 

  • Grief, Loss, or Bereavement

  • Trauma

  • Behavioural Issues