Accepting new clients ~ Art Therapy and Counselling, Leanne Longeway

With a focus on helping clients reconnect to their inner strengths, along with building and expanding their strategies for self-regulating their emotions, I will offer clients attentive listening, genuine regard and my whole-hearted way of being.

My practice philosophy is trauma-informed with cultural-safety and holds at the forefront a social-justice based perspective. In the therapeutic process, my work is from a compassionate, personalized, effective and evidence based practice. 

Therapy sessions are typically 50 minutes in length, with the option of booking 80 minute sessions to allow for more in-depth processing and expanded time for art therapy sessional work. Honouring each person's unique lived experience, I draw from a diverse field of evidence based therapeutic modalities, tailoring therapy to meet the needs of the individual.

Some Areas of Focus

  • Self Awareness: Reflection, curiosity, compassion, empowerment and personal growth.
  • Self Regulation, resiliency, self autonomy, self-esteem/self-worth.
  • Health Care Workers, First Responders: Prevention and recovery from burnout and compassion fatigue, healing from PTSD, achieving healthy work/life balance.
  • Women: Empowerment, decision making, ageing, peri-menopause, menopause, post-menopause, relationships, self-care, parenting, caregiving, balance.
  • Trauma: Safety, grounding strategies, trauma processing.
  • Life Transitions: Parenting, caregiving for ageing parents, decision making, career and education challenges, re-location/moving, job-loss, retirement, grief and loss.
  • Creative Block: Visual artists, authors, musicians, performers... all creative souls.
  • Older Adults and Elders with the complexity of ageing.
  • Anxiety and Depression.

Counselling & Art Therapy

I work with cultural awareness and safety; you will find that my approach is from a holistic lens where I honour the whole person, believing that the interconnectedness of our mind, body and spirit is intertwined  relationally to others and fosters our connection to the natural world.

In my practice you will find that I often turn to the nurturing elements found in nature, 
encouraging individuals to reconnect with their natural surroundings, creating space for reintroducing peace,
mindfulness, balance and grounding. In the fast-paced society that surrounds our lives, the counter balance that nature provides is a balm of serenity and calm.

Individuals seek counselling with me for a 
variety of reasons: healing from trauma, grief and loss, expanding self-awareness, for support in changing the patterns in their life that no longer serve them, and for creating balance and finding peace within themselves. My therapeutic style is described as intuitive, collaborative, caring, creative and ethical. 

I believe that everyone holds capacity to bring change to their lives if they are seeking change and transformation. This is a core belief that guides my counselling practice; a belief that is founded upon a lived experience of witnessing in others their resiliency, where they have allowed their inner wisdom to have a voice, celebrating others in their personal journeys where they rediscover hope and a vision for their future. This core belief considers the concept of change from the microscopic cellular level outwards to our external structure where we are engaged in a continuous ongoing dynamic of transformation and regeneration, for surely if our complete cellular system undergoes this process, the potential and possibility that our social, emotional, and cognitive systems can also undergo change. 

I strive to hold space for vulnerability, curiosity, exploration and processing that paves the way to meaning making, understanding, personal growth and empowerment, a space where individuals feel empowered to speak their truth without judgment or bias.

Theory & Modalities

  • Art Therapy
  • Person/Client Centered
  • Strengths Based
  • Trauma Informed
  • Social Justice / Cultural Safety
  • Attachment Theory
  • Somatic Therapy
  • EMDR
  • Family Systems Theory
  • Narrative Therapy
  • Nature Based Therapy
  • Motivational Interviewing (MI)
  • Dialectic Behavior Therapy (DBT)
  • Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT)

Program name (alternate):  Leanne Longeway, Solstice Moon Counselling & Art Therapy

Address / Contact Info

Solstice Moon Counselling & Art Therapy
115 1720 14th Avenue By Appointment Only ~ Thank you. Campbell River , BCV9W 8B9
Contact name: Leanne Longeway
Mailing address:
115 1720 14th Avenue
Campbell River, BC
V9W 8B9

Phone Numbers

Phone: (250) 203-0105
Phone: (778) 608-3895

Hours of Operation

Regular hours: By appointment only.
Monday through to Friday 9:00am-6:30pm
Closed Holidays

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Service Details

Regional Centres ServedAlert Bay, Burnaby, Campbell River, Coal Harbour (Vancouver Island), Comox, Comox Valley, Cortes Island, Courtenay, Delta, Gold River, Manson's Landing, Nanaimo, North Vancouver, Oyster River, Port Hardy , Port Hardy & Coal Harbour, Port McNeill, Quathiaski Cove, Sayward, Vancouver, Vancouver Island, Victoria, West Vancouver
Cost structureprivate pay, selected health plans
Program fee notes50 min sessions = $150 + gst
80 min sessions = $225 + gst
Referral protocolself, physician, specialist, health professional, school personnel, Ministry of Children & Family Development
Referral criteriaDoes not offer support with the following:
Eating Disorders

Age ranges servedadult 20+, senior 55+, senior 65+
Currently accepting new patients / clientsCurrently accepting new patients / clients
Languages spokenEnglish

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This program was last updated on: 05 Jan 2024.