Creative Arts Counsellor (Benefits Coverage for Certified Counsellor AND Registered Psychotherapsit (Under the Supervision of Jason Koenigbaur, RP0

Cassandra Brennan is a Creative Arts Therapist (MA) and Counsellor, specializing in Drama Therapy. She uses a creative approach to work with adolescents and adults who are facing challenges relating to stress, anxiety, depression, PTSD, processing childhood trauma, loss/grief, sexual violence and personality disorders. Her practice is client-centred and trauma-informed, ensuring that creativity and compassion are present in each session to support clients in their self-expression.

Have you ever had an experience that you have a hard time putting into words? When someone has gone through a challenging or traumatic experience in their lives, this response is common. The use of artistic and dramatic interventions in Drama Therapy can offer an alternative to relying on words and possibly even a sense of play. This form of therapy works to bring clients to the present, engaging in the here and now of their lives. Drama therapy uses metaphor, story-telling and other creative tools to help achieve this presence in therapy. There is no skill requirement- just your inner curiosity. 

Cassandra Brennan has a Master’s degree in Creative Arts Therapies, with a rich history in artistic endeavours. She is a Canadian Certified Counsellor (CCC) and is practicing psychotherapy under supervision. She has worked with clients in a variety of settings including community centres, crisis centres, schools, private settings and long-term care facilities to name a few. She works with clients from diverse backgrounds, cultures and identities, including LGBTQ2+ communities. Cassandra specializes in working with women who have experienced sexual violence in their lifetime and offers support in their process of recovery. She understands that healing is not linear, but instead a winding path. Cassandra acts as a calming companion to her clients on their therapeutic journey and works to witness their life story.  

Cassandra draws from multiple therapeutic approaches, and adapts to the individual needs of her clients. Some of these approaches include:

  • Client-centred, Humanistic Therapy 

  • Drama Therapy

  • Narrative Therapy

  • Trauma-Informed Practice

  • Strength-based Approach

  • Play therapy

  • Mindfulness

  • Emotional regulation

  • Attachment-based

  • Systemic approach 

Cassandra is available to meet with clients on Thursday’s from 9am-2pm, and Saturday’s, 9am-2pm.