About Jo-Anne

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Jo-Anne van Draanen is a skilled registered psychotherapist / art therapist with over 20 years of diverse experience working with adults and children. Aside from her psychotherapy and art therapy training, she has extensive training in conflict management, mediation, negotiation, coaching and facilitation.

After obtaining an undergraduate degree in psychology and sociology, Jo-Anne worked for years, offering training and counselling to a wide client base. A career change took her into the world of advertising, where Jo-Anne was able to put her creativity to work.

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Jo-Anne felt that a piece was missing until she studied at the Master’s level, obtaining her certification in art therapy.

Now as a registered psychotherapist and art therapist, Jo-Anne combines her decades of experience in results-driven environments with the caring and compassion needed to support therapeutic clients. She has been praised for her clinical skills.

In addition to seeing private clients, Jo-Anne has offered art therapy at various long term care facilities in the GTA, at a Children’s Mental Health Clinic in Toronto, in a Toronto public school and with The March of Dimes Aphasia Program.

Experience working with:

  • Abuse: Sexual, Physical, Emotional and/or Verbal
  • ADHD
  • Adoption / Infertility
  • Aging Parents
  • Alzheimer’s
  • Anxiety / Stress
  • Bullying
  • Dementia
  • Depression
  • Eating Disorders
  • FASD
  • Grief & Loss
  • Learning Disabilities
  • Physical Illness and Disabilities
  • Relationship Issues
  • Self-Esteem / Self-Image
  • Separation & Divorce
  • Trauma / PTSD