Cheryl Maguire, C.C.C., RSW, Art Therapist

Cheryl is a Certified Canadian Counsellor, Registered Social Worker and Professional Art Therapist. She was born and raised in the Yukon and is a proud member of Tr'ondëk Hwëchin. She recently graduated from Adler University in the Master of Counselling Psychology – Art Therapy program and has an undergraduate degree in Social Work.

Cheryl has experience working with children, youth, adults and seniors dealing with various social issues. She takes a trauma-informed, person-centred, positive psychotherapy and holistic approach to help her clients reach counselling goals. Cheryl recognizes the importance of exploring and honouring an individuals' interconnection to their family, community, and environment as fundamental to their well-being.

As a counselling art therapist, she sees art-making as a creative process that can lead to the expression of thoughts and feelings that may otherwise be difficult to communicate. Embarking on this journey can lead to problem-solving, insight, self-awareness, improved self-esteem, lower stress, and enhanced interpersonal skills.

Cheryl uses various art mediums such as acrylic, watercolour, pastel, charcoal, pencil, clay and traditional art forms such as beadwork and textile arts. She assists her clients to connect with their creative source, their potential and true nature, and through the process, improve their well-being emotionally, mentally, physically and spiritually.