Our mission is to provide integrative, creative care from a prism of honor, reverence, and optimism.
Many artists believe they need their pain in order to do their art. This addresses a common challenge associated with any kind of healing; that when we get better our external relationships change. Artists have an additional relationship to consider; the one between them and their expressive medium. Vancouver Integrative Counseling (VIC) acknowledges this dilemma as significant; we also acknowledge art in its various forms as culturally valuable. Addressing the interaction between creativity and trauma, how that dynamic exists currently versus how it might evolve, and the fundamental endorsement of art in relation to the person captures our assumptions in working with creative people.