ABOUT DARLYNNE

Darlynne Hildebrandt is a registered art therapist with the Canadian Art Therapy Association and registered social worker with the Alberta and British Columbia College of Social Work.

DARLYNNE HILDEBRANDT

Registered Social Worker & Art Therapist

I have worked therapeutically with people across the life span, from the very young to seniors, in a variety of settings including high level corporate executives to young children in the care of provincial governments. I have worked for both the provincial and federal governments as a therapist as well as with First Nations communities; Newcomers to Canada; and People with Disabilities. I been in private practice since 1996 and have worked in all the western provinces of Canada.

Some of the people I have worked with include:

  • Medical patients and their families in a hospice setting
  • Government employees within their workplace
  • Adults living with the effects of early childhood trauma
  • Identity issues, feeling like an outsider and not belonging
  • Children separated from their families due to neglect, abuse, divorce and separation
  • Street involved youth
  • Women and men suffering from addictions and trauma
  • People struggling with emotional, cognitive, and interpersonal dysregulation
  • Adults living with a chronic illness
  • People living with depression, anxiety or other mental health challenges
  • Adults with disabilities who want to direct their own lives
  • Children and youth in school settings
  • Supervising art therapy students and professionals
  • Teaching therapy skills to students

DARLYNNE HILDEBRANDT
Registered Social Worker & Art Therapist

A main interest of mine is how the brain, body and heart react to distressing events. This interest has evolved over time meeting with people who live with the long-term emotional pain due to trauma, loss, separation, and chronic illness. I continue to train in the areas of non-verbal therapies such as sensory-motor approaches to psychotherapy, to support people in their healing journey, and to create a life worth living.

I work within a trauma-informed, client-centered, and concurrent approach to therapy – and I support both verbal and non-verbal expressions to best support each individual’s therapy goals. I have extensive training in verbal therapies that support healthier ways of coping such as Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) as well being a Dialectically Behavioural Therapy (DBT) Informed practitioner.

ART THERAPIST & SOCIAL WORKER

I am a registered art therapist with the Canadian Art Therapy Association and registered social worker (clinical practice) with the Alberta and British Columbia College of Social Work. I attended the Prairie Region Centre for Focusing in Winnipeg, Manitoba and earned membership with the Focusing Institute of New York as a certified focusing professional for post-traumatic stress disorder, as well as being an informed dialectical behavioural and prolonged exposure therapist with the Behavioural Tech Institute

EDUCATION

I began my academic studies at Simon Fraser University in Burnaby, British Columbia earning a bachelor of arts with a specialty in psychology and criminology. In 1989 I graduated from the University of British Columbia with a bachelor of social work. And due to my interest in creative expression I entered the Vancouver Art Therapy Institute and graduated in 1996. In 2006 I completed the master of social work program at the University of Regina.

CERTIFIED ONLINE THERAPY PROVIDER

Telemental Health Certified through Person Centred Tech

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Appointments can be booked online for private, group, and supervision sessions.

EDMONTON

16880 - 111 Avenue NW
Edmonton, Alberta T5M 4C9
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VANCOUVER

617 - 402 W. Pender St
Vancouver, BC V6B 1T6
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APPOINTMENTS ARE REQUIRED. NO DROP-INS.