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Julie James (She/Her)

Julie James (She/Her)

My training and years of experience:

I’m a co-founder of Black Dog Studio, a new art therapy studio in Nelson BC. I hold a Bachelor of Arts in Theater Studies from Queen’s University and a master’s level diploma from the Kutenai Art Therapy Institute (KATI).

I also work part-time with a community service agency in the role of Victim Services,

and so I can provide support and referral sources for those navigating the legal system.

My style, focus and what I offer to clients:

I am an anti-oppressive and trauma informed art therapist with training in the realm of theater. I understand the value in opening up sessions to include writing, movement, voice, and play. 

Areas of focus:

  • Expressive arts exploration (poetry, drama, visual arts, music).

  • Building environmental connection.

  • Grief & loss processing / processing the end of relationships.

  • Stress and anxiety management.

  • Support navigating the legal system.

In-person? Zoom? Phone? Text?:

I offer services both in-person at the studio, or Online via zoom. 

If sessions are in-person, the geographic area I serve:

Nelson, BC

I will provide service at - No Cost? Low Cost?:

I commit to REACH OUT's request of one free client/year or 10 free sessions/year and beyond that, sliding scale rates are $25 - $50 an hour.   

How to book with me:

For booking contact

OR check out to find out more about current offerings.

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