Ana-Maria Comia

Art Therapist, Play Therapist

About Ana-Maria

Art Therapy as well as the other expressive therapies are unique in that they bridge cultural and language divides. I am passionate about helping my clients find their voice through artistic expression and transforming their pain and trauma into something capable of supporting growth and a meaningful future.

I have a background in outreach and community support and have worked with individuals and families in crisis. I truly believe in our ability to overcome trauma and tragedy through connection and creativity and I will meet you where you are. 

I am an Art Therapist and a Registered Therapeutic Counsellor with training in individual and group counselling and work with children, teens and adults. I completed my undergraduate degree in Psychology with the University of British Columbia and my postgraduate diploma with the Vancouver Art Therapy Institute. My theoretical lens is Humanistic and Person Centered and I take a Strengths-based approach to therapy. 

As a parent with a child in the local school district I also have an intimate awareness of the limitations and challenges of navigating the system while advocating for their needs and dealing with the constant turnover in staff. I support kids and their families in pursuing assessment, meeting their education goals and managing difficult behaviours. In addition to neurodiversity and learning disabilities, I also support kids and their families through separation and divorce and provide a stable and consistent environment through this difficult transition. 

If you are looking for support with the following issues, please reach out for a free information session:

  • Major life transitions (pregnancy, illness, career changes, loss)
  • Depression, Anxiety and Panic Disorders
  • Past or recent trauma or abuse
  • Substance Use Disorders
  • Grief and loss
  • Divorce and Separation
  • Relationship Issues
  • Personal development and Identity Exploration
  • Sexuality Conflicts/Questions
  • Self Harming and Suicidality
  • Mental Health Concerns due to Chronic Pain, Illness and Injury

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