I’m Darlene Masse Wurster, the proud owner of Serenity Mountain Expressive Arts Therapy.
I look forward to sharing my story. I hope that you will enjoy getting to know me better.
As a social worker, I offered first-stage trauma counseling and support for marginalized women at a drop-in center in British Columbia for several years. I decided to enhance my skills by embarking on an expressive arts therapy program at Langara College in Vancouver.
Through experiential and theoretical training, I became more aware of how intermodal art could be utilized to help people heal. Since June 2017, I have been inspired to continue incorporating expressive art into my work and personal life.
After moving to Alberta, I launched my expressive arts therapy business in November 2018. I now include therapeutic photography along with art, music, writing, movement and as part of the modalities I use. Over the past three years, I have expanded my venture to empowering children and teens as well as adults. I now also offer online sessions as it’s my sincere desire to offer the best possible experience based on my clients’ needs.
I believe each person is an expert in their own life, and I work with what comes by facilitating the intermodal art process. The creative process provides a meaningful way for individuals to connect with themselves and allow for expression.
I’m committed to my clients, and as an individual, I believe what sets me apart from others is my genuine desire to help others succeed in whatever way they determine. I also attribute my success to valuing confidentiality above all else and providing a safe space for people to grow and improve their lives.
I believe I am well suited to facilitate expressive arts as I connect easily with people and understand not everyone is comfortable with art making. The process can be simple or more complex. I enjoy this field as it’s always organic, which enables me to learn continuously.
When I’m not providing expressive art sessions, I love to read and write poetry, and I’m part of a writer’s group that meets once a week. I also like photography, painting with acrylic, long walks at a good pace, nature, and music. I belong to a church family and enjoy community on many levels.
On a final note, I would like to add that I believe every person is equal, and it is important to respectfully listen to one another. I believe that we are all on a journey and have the right to choose our path in life.
I have enjoyed sharing my story about the things that matter to me and how they influence my business.
If you or someone you know could benefit from my expertise as an expressive arts therapist in Spruce Grove, Alberta, I invite you to get in touch. Please visit my website at www.serenitymountain.ca.