Dawna Lee DKATI, N.D.
I am a professional Art Therapist who has been practicing since 2014. I did my graduate training at the Kutenai Art Therapy Institute where I finished with Honours. Afterwards, I became a member of the Canadian Art Therapy Association. I have earned my BA in Social Development Studies with a Specialization in Social Work. I am also a registered Naturopath and I am an approved Mental Health provider for Health Canada (NIHB).
I have extensive experience working with Indigenous communities from a strength-based and culturally informed approach. In the spirit of cultural humility, I have worked alongside indigenous healers that have informed my art therapy practice in acknowledging that the land and the human psyche are inextricably tied together. The Mind/Body/Nature triad can cultivate insights, balance and a greater sense of well-being.
I work with all populations and specialize in working with children and their families to strengthen their emotional bonds through a cultural and attachment informed approach in art therapy.
Diploma of Art Therapy (Master's Level)
Kutenai Art Therapy Institute
Bachelor of Arts
University of Waterloo
PolyVagal-Focused and Sensorimotor Expressive Arts Therapies
Level 1 Sandplay (CAST)
Mental Health First Aid
Read an Interview with Dawna Lee
in Envisage Magazine Winter 2021
@ 2020 by Dawna Lee