Ann is currently not taking new clients.
She is available for both virtual appointments and in-person sessions for current clients at our Vancouver clinic location. To be added to her wait list, please let us know by following the "book a free consultation" button below.
Hello and welcome! My name is Ann and I am a registered clinical counsellor (RCC) and art therapist, offering both virtual and in-person counselling and art therapy services. I approach my work as a counsellor and art therapist with the philosophy that every human being is the expert of their own life, and holds an innate capacity and wisdom for healing. I like to think of therapy as a journey on which I am a fellow traveller, walking alongside you with genuine compassion, curiosity, and acceptance.
On this journey, my role is to offer support and encouragement, create a space for connection, expression, and discovery. I work from a holistic lens that incorporates the interconnectedness of emotional, social, systemic, spiritual, mental, and physical aspects of wellbeing.
As someone who has personally experienced the value of therapy, I understand the importance of building a therapeutic relationship grounded in trust, authenticity, and safety. Our work together will be trauma-informed, anti-oppressive, and collaborative. We will move at a pace that feels good for you. Together, we will uncover how your life experiences and intersectionalities have shaped you, build tools to support you during life’s challenges, and strengthen your relationship with yourself and others.
I believe that the identities we hold have a significant impact on how we experience and interact with the world – I identify as a white, cisgender immigrant woman. I was born in Switzerland and immigrated to Canada with my family when I was a child. I grew up on the unceded territory of the xwməθkwəy̓əm (Musqueam), Skwxwú7mesh (Squamish), Səlílwətaʔ/Selilwitulh (Tsleil-Waututh) Nations, and this is where I continue to work and live. I am dedicated to continued learning about the intersectionalities I hold and, and how I can support and uplift the voices of those impacted by racism, colonization, and discrimination.
In an attempt to meet the unique needs of each individual, my therapeutic approach integrates several modalities. These include, but are not limited to, art therapy, existential therapy, acceptance and commitment therapy, dialectal behaviour therapy, internal family systems therapy, intersectional feminist theory, attachment theory, and Adlerian theory. I have experience working with trauma, addiction, anxiety, depression, ADHD, self-worth, grief, loss, relationships, sexuality, life transitions, and more.
I am passionate about engaging in ongoing learning at personal and professional levels so I can provide the best care possible to each of you. On a personal level, some things that bring me joy are painting, being by the ocean, cafe dates with friends, and going on spontaneous adventures!
I am currently accepting clients and it would be my honour to connect with you.