Art Therapy for People in a Hurry | Mental Health Monday

With Jodi Strom

Originally Aired on Monday, December 20, 2021 @ 11:00 am PST

Art Therapy for People in a Hurry With Jodi Strom

During this experiential session of #MentalHealthMonday, Art Therapist & Clinical Counselor Jodi Strom will guide us to:

  • Learn what art therapy is
  • Identify how it can help recovering individuals
  • Experience our bodies as guides
  • Explore creative playfulness
  • Participate in therapeutic activities such as creating personal emojis and transformative overwriting

Recommended supplies:

  • Blank paper (printer paper, your journal or sketchbook)
    Colored markers or pencils
    Your favorite writing pen


Jodi is a Certified Art Therapist and Registered Clinical Counsellor. She is currently a Service Provider for BC’s First Nation Health Authority and also works in private practice and on contract with women in recovery from violence.

Jodi has worked in addiction treatment and recovery as a counselor, art therapist, and indigenous program liaison. Art therapy was a natural confluence of Jodi’s experience and training as an art educator, artist, and administrator and her work in the addiction field, including her own recovery from codependency and trauma. As such, she brings both a professional and personal lens to her practice in support of others seeking recovery or to improve their well-being.

Her therapeutic approach is rooted in Positive Psychology and is strength-based, trauma-informed, inclusive, and collaborative in nature. Jodi creates the safety, support, and opportunity for the client to release fear and anxiety so they can freely explore themselves through art materials. The art materials act as a container for our emotion and our stories and convey what may be difficult or impossible to express in words. Individuals can then start to make sense and meaning of these stories and begin their healing journey.


We believe that when women heal, families heal, and communities do too.

The SHE RECOVERS Foundation Weekly #MentalHealthMonday Educational Series is composed of hour-long, live, recovery-focused educational sessions featuring today’s leaders in women’s wellness, mental health, and addiction recovery.

All #MentalHealthMonday sessions are broadcasted on Facebook and added to our Youtube Channel for future viewing.

With Great Thanks

This series is made possible by Alkermes.

The SHE RECOVERS Foundation was awarded funding in 2021 as part of the Alkermes Inspiration Grants® program to re-launch #MentalHealthMonday in the fall of 2021. This critical grant support will help us to continue delivering our innovative #MentalHealthMonday Educational series and better meet the increasingly diverse needs of our growing community. We are humbled, grateful, and invigorated by this honor.

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