Hi I’m Kerri, the Director and owner of Healing Through Arts. I have a Post Grad in Arts Psychotherapy, Dip Counselling and am a practicing Reiki Master/Teacher as well as an artist. I’m passionate about social justice and equality and am driven in motivating people to stand up for ourselves, take control and be as authentic as possible. I have always had an intense curiosity about life, nature and a wonderment of all life forms that is constantly propelling me to find deeper meanings to pretty much everything. Since 2004 I have worked in areas such as community mental health, community and residential aged care, refugees and asylum seekers unaccompanied minors and the disability fields. My vision for Healing Through Arts is providing professional, empowering and innovative services available to all people.
I’m Raphael, and am a trained Arts Psychotherapist, and also have a bachelor’s degree in psychology (BBSci), and another in sociology (BA). I am a member of the Australian, New Zealand and Asian Creative Arts Therapies Association (ANZACATA).
From an early age, without knowing it, I used art as an emotional outlet. It was after studying psychology and learning about Art Therapy that I realised this and pursued a career in this Arts Psychotherapy.
I am deeply interested in people, in our behaviours, and in interactions – as individuals, as families, as communities, and as societies. To put it simply, I like to find out what makes us ‘tick’. Some of my interests which I enjoy reading about include the neuroscience of creativity, society, culture, the brain and brain development, the philosophy of consciousness, and existential philosophy.
Curiosity and compassion drive my art therapy practice. I am always learning more about the vastness of human experiences, symbols, and consciousness, and integrating this into my approach as a therapist.
Hi, my name is Sophie. I am currently studying a Bachelor of Psychological Science at Uni SA Magill Campus whilst working as an Administration Support Worker at Healing Through Arts. I’m gaining valuable work experience within the Business industry and in the future strive to educate others on my knowledge of Psychology. My hobbies include going shopping, hanging out with friends and going to the gym.
Hi, I’m Tanya and I am an Art Therapist at Healing Through Arts. For the past 10 years I have worked as a teacher in both middle and high schools and this experience has taught me a great deal about the ongoing need for emotional support for our young people. As an Art therapist I currently work with children in primary schools in both a 1:1 and group capacity, helping them deal with challenges related to emotional regulation as part of Autism, ADHD as well as trauma. I will be continuing to work with children at Healing Through Arts as well as working with adults in both individual and group sessions with a focus on improving well-being and self-care. In my free time I really enjoy spending quality time with family and my rag doll cat Lucci; reading and doing anything creative from painting to novel writing! As a spiritual person I am dedicated to self-development and helping people heal and evolve through the practice of Reiki, Meditation and The Emerald Heart Light. I am also excited to be a part of the team at Healing Through Arts and to be working alongside some wonderful people who share the same intention, to help people heal their lives through the creative process that is Art Therapy.
Hello, I’m Chris and I look forward to meeting or speaking with you during your experience with Healing Through Arts. I’ve worked as an office professional and a teacher/instructor with children and adults both in Australia and overseas. After completing a Bachelor of Social Science (Hons) I worked and lived in South Korea as an ESL teacher. I’m now working as a casual Administration Officer and am working toward beginning yoga or Pilates classes, reading more, exercising more and generally leading a healthier and more balanced lifestyle.