Welcome to the Bee True Studio

Registered Expressive Arts Therapist (EXAT) | Registered Therapeutic Counsellor (RTC) | Yoga / Mindfulness Teacher | Creative Human |  Artist 

My name is Danielle Dickson and my therapeutic practice is client-centered with a focus on helping folks towards authentic expression while providing a supportive environment for growth and expansion.

The intentional space I hold for others is inspired by the beauty, complexity and intimacy found in process based art making experience. Within this space I aim to encourage and support clients to explore themselves, through inviting curiosity and play while exploring different art materials and modalities.  

 Through intergrating expressive arts, eco and somatic focused practiced with trauma informed mindfulness, I support people to connect more deeply with their innate healing intelligence, capacity for self-compassion and connection.

I consider art to have the power to support healing which I have observed can also lead to moments of surprise, empathy, empowerment and enriching self discoveries. My own inspiration is drawn from art making, nature, movement and her observation of the resilience of our human hearts.

Book a FREE 20 Minute Consultation in which we will discuss your therapeutic goal(s) and can book a possible first session (in person or virtual). 


Education & Certificates / Trainings 

Modalities: Expressive arts therapy | Ecotherapeutic | Narrative Therapy | Somatic oriented practices | Client-Centered | Mindfulness  

​Education: Certified Expressive Arts Therapist - Vancouver School of Expressive Arts Therapy (2018) | Registered Therapeutic Counsellor - Association for Cooperative Counselling Therapists of Canada (2018) | Yoga, Mindfulness and Meditation Teacher - Red Door Yoga (2014) | Bachelor of Fine Arts - UBC Okanagan (2004) |  

​Certifications & Trainings: Four Seasons of Indigenous Learning (2023-2024) | Contemplative Eco & Expressive Arts (monthly) (2022) |  Living Ritual : Wheel of the Year - Natalie Rousseau (2022) | Understanding Compassion Fatigue and Burn Out (2022)   |  Children’s Mental Health : Mindspring Mental Health Alliance (2022)  |  Covid Trauma : Mindspring Mental Health Alliance  (2022) | Trauma Informed Mindfulness (2021) |  Expressive Arts based on Nature : Masterclass with Sally Atkins (2021) |  Gathering Our Medicine : Indigenous Ways of Knowing (2021) | Mindful Relating: Intro the Hakomi method (2019)  |  Yoga Outreach - Trauma informed Yoga Training (2019)   




Bee True Studio is located in Nanaimo, BC on the Snuneymuxw Nation