I am passionate about supporting families in navigating the rocky waters of their challenges.
SOPHIE VON HERRMANN
Expressive Arts Therapist B.Ed. M.A.
My work as an expressive arts therapist has both a practical and creative approach to growth and change. I bring to it the belief that I trust in each child’s natural tendency to move towards wholeness and healthy ways of being.
My practice is grounded in an attachment-based approach; I work with a family systems and family of origin orientation. I practice with compassion, non-judgement, humour, curiosity and acceptance.
Maintaining a youthful mindset and free spirit, I have a natural ability to connect well with children. This relationship between client and therapist is the single most powerful element in therapy. Usually I am able to find a way to help those who are the most challenging.
Since 1998 I have been living in the Vancouver Island area raising my son. I find time to be in nature, practice yoga, sculpt, dance and sing.
Working as a school teacher, I had great success in introducing a cutting edge approach to helping children with learning challenges. Out of this experience evolved Learning in Motion, a method inspired by expressive therapies, Brain Gym®, martial arts and Waldorf education. Now I am introducing this evolving and unique body of work to the schools of Greater Victoria.
- Honours Bachelor of Arts: French and Economics, University of Western Ontario
- Bachelor of Arts: Art History, University of Toronto
- Bachelor of Education: University of Toronto
- Master of Arts: Expressive Therapies, Lesley University, Cambridge, Mass.
I have been working as an expressive therapist since 1996; in private practice, mental health and social service agencies across BC. I am a professional member of the British Columbia Art Therapy Association.
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