Marie-Jose Dhaese


Marie-Jose Dhaese

Marie-Jose Dhaese


Telehealth Available
Professions: Creative Arts Therapist, Counselor, Psychotherapist
License Status: I'm a registered professional.
Primary Credential: Registered Clinical Counsellor - 245
Billing and Insurance:
Fees: Session Rate: CAN$120 +GST per hour

Financial assistance may be available through:

? Victims Assistance Program
? ICBC claims
? Employee & Family Assistance Plans
? Other private insurance plans


846 San Malo Crescent
The Centre For Expressive Therapy
Parksville, British Columbia V9P1S5

My Approach to Helping

My counselling approach is Holistic Expressive Therapy, proven to be helpful to people of all ages. It is integrative as it incorporates a broad range of expressive therapies to help you heal such as art therapy, play therapy, sand play, music, and other expressive therapies. It is holistic because it is meant to address "the whole" of your needs including physical, emotional, cognitive, and spiritual. I use a person-centered approach by being focused on your unique needs. The Centre For Expressive Therapy provides a safe, nurturing environment where you can connect with your true nature and access your inner wisdom, and with guidance begin to heal. Such healing needs to take place on all levels as each level influences the other. The physical level is body-centered and provides soothing and healing for the senses. The emotional level provides repair of attachment and the recovery of the whole range of feelings with the ability to express them creatively. On the cognitive level, we repair the mistaken views that have interfered with the healing process, make sense of your life situation, and gain a more realistic view of the world. On the spiritual level, you gain a sense of being intact, no matter what, as you remain connected to your true nature and access its wisdom and guidance. The result is an increase in confidence, strength, creativity, and energy to meet life's challenges.

More Info About My Practice

I provide counselling services and psychotherapy to individuals of all ages in either English or French. Sessions are offered on weekly, bi-weekly, or on a monthly basis and vary from one to three hours depending on desired frequency and individual needs. Evening and weekend sessions are available. Healing retreats are available to those who have to travel far. Follow-up and or/ongoing support is offered by phone as suitable. I am a Registered Clinical Counsellor, Registered Art Therapist, Registered Play Therapist Supervisor, a certified Child Psychotherapist, and Play Therapist Supervisor. I founded The Centre For Expressive Therapy to provide counselling services as well as teach courses to health care professionals in Holistic Expressive Therapy. I teach courses at the Justice Institute of British Columbia where a certificate program is available based on my approach to counselling. Session rates are $120 Canadian per hour plus GST tax. Financial assistance may be available to cover session fees from Victim Assistance Programs, Government Programs, private insurance plans, employers insurance plans, or family assistance plans.

Services I Provide

  • Individual Therapy & Counseling
  • Family Therapy
  • Consultation
  • Telehealth
  • Other
  • Psychological Evaluation
  • Creative Arts Therapy

Ages I Work With

  • Children
  • Teens
  • Adults
  • Elders


  • English
  • French

Client Concerns I Treat

  • Abandonment
  • Abuse / Abuse Survivor Issues
  • Academic Concerns
  • Addictions and Compulsions
  • Adjusting to Change / Life Transitions
  • Adoption / Reunion Issues
  • Aggression and Violence
  • Anger
  • Anxiety
  • Attachment Issues
  • Batterer Intervention
  • Blended Family Issues
  • Body Image
  • Bullying
  • Cancer
  • Career Choice
  • Caregiver Issues / Stress
  • Child and/or Adolescent Issues
  • Chronic Illness / Disability
  • Chronic Pain
  • Communication Problems
  • Control Issues
  • Creative Blocks
  • Depression
  • Developmental Disorders (Autism, Aspergers, etc.)
  • Divorce / Divorce Adjustment
  • Domestic Violence
  • Eating and Food Issues
  • Emotional Abuse
  • Emotional Intelligence
  • Emotional Overwhelm
  • Emptiness
  • Family of Origin Issues
  • Family Problems
  • Fear
  • Forgiveness
  • Grief, Loss, and Bereavement
  • Habits
  • Health / Illness / Medical Issues
  • Helplessness / Victimhood
  • Inattention, Impulsivity, and Hyperactivity (ADHD)
  • LGBT (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender) Issues
  • Life Purpose / Meaning / Inner-Guidance
  • Obsessions and Compulsions (OCD)
  • Oppositional and Defiant Behavior in Children and Teen
  • Other - Not Listed Here
  • Panic
  • Physical Abuse
  • Post Partum Depression
  • Posttraumatic Stress / Trauma
  • Self-Esteem
  • Self-Harm
  • Sexual Assault / Abuse
  • Sleep Disorders
  • Spirituality
  • Stress
  • Workplace Issues
  • Worry
  • Young Adult Issues

Types of Therapy

  • Adlerian Psychology / Psychotherapy
  • Animal and Equine Assisted Psychotherapies
  • Art Therapy
  • Body Psychotherapy
  • Body-Mind Psychotherapy
  • Creative Art Therapy
  • Expressive Arts Therapy
  • Family Systems Therapy
  • Holistic Psychotherapy
  • Humanistic Psychology (humanism)
  • Integral Psychotherapy (IP)
  • Integration of different therapy models
  • Integrative Body Psychotherapy (IBP)
  • Interpersonal Psychotherapy (IPT)
  • Person-Centered Therapy (Rogerian Therapy)
  • Play Therapy
  • Sand Tray Therapy
  • Systems Theory /Therapy
  • Transpersonal Psychotherapy
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