cassandra evans, mcp: at, rcc
After 15 years in Marketing and Communications, I returned to school to pursue a Master’s Degree in Counselling Psychology and Art Therapy. I am passionate about ensuring that everyone has the support and skills needed to live their best lives regardless of their circumstances.
I have worked alongside clients who have had difficulties in many areas including trauma, addiction and mental health. No matter who I sit with I have been impressed by the strength of each client and grateful for the teaching each has provided. I have made it a central part of my practice to be as culturally competent as possible and remain open and encouraging to cultural connection.
I hold a Masters of Counselling Psychology: Art Therapy degree, am a Registered Clinical Counsellor with the BCACC and a Professional Member of the BCATA. I am also an Adjunct Faculty member at Adler University for the Masters of Counselling Psychology: Art Therapy department.
I use the metaphor of the Japanese art of Kintsukuroi (Keen-tsu-koo-lo-ee) in my practice, which is the art of repairing pottery with gold and the understanding that pieces are more beautiful for having been broken.
To me therapy is not about hiding the challenges a person faces but celebrating the uniqueness and special-ness of each individual for overcoming (or repairing) ways of being in the world that have held them back from joy and healthfulness.