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Valley Art Therapy

Mother and Daughter


We are so glad you’ve found us! We believe that all people have the innate capacity to heal. We understand how trauma and difficult life events impact daily living. We use holistic, integrated, and somatic (body-focused) approaches to facilitate the transformation of trauma and trauma resolution into healing growth and resilience.


Our team of therapists at Valley Art Therapy is ready to provide support as you work through life's challenges. Guided by a client-centered, strength-based approach to therapy, we create a safe, respectful and non-judgmental setting in which you can explore issues, gain insights, and experience growth and healing. No matter your stage of life, toddlers to seniors, we have a therapist suited to your needs.


We are honoured to support you in your healing journey!

Please contact us for more information or to schedule your free 15-minute consultation.

Our Services


Counselling/Psychotherapy promotes positive growth, well-being, and mental health, with sessions designed to help you better understand yourself and communicate with your world.

Art Therapy

art therapy painting

Art therapy combines art-making and psychotherapy to promote mental health and well-being in a way that supports the integration of our mind and body.

Somatic Experiencing

Somatic Experiencing (SE) was developed by Peter Levine to address the impacts of trauma, and helps people to move through where they may be stuck in processing a traumatic event.

Safe and Sound Protocol

The Safe and Sound Protocol (SSP)

is an auditory intervention designed

to reduce stress and auditory sensitivity

while enhancing social engagement

and resilience.

Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing

EMDR uses bilateral stimulation to process trauma

Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) is well known for the treatment of Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder, and has also been used to effectively treat a wide range of mental health issues, like anxiety and panic attacks, depression, phobias, sleep problems, complicated grief, and addictions.

Reducing barriers to accessing therapy services is of the utmost importance to us! We are pleased to offer a variety of therapy options so that clients can receive excellent services close to home without having to travel to larger centres. Along with online sessions, or meeting in-person at our Birtle or Russell offices, we also have partnered with agencies and school divisions to have our therapists provide services in other communities. If you’d like to discuss having Valley Art Therapy come to your community, give our office a call!

About Valley Art Therapy Ltd.

Valley Art Therapy has a long-standing history in south-western Manitoba, and has been a valued rural counselling and art therapy practice since 2003. Created and developed by Lori Boyko, Valley Art Therapy has been a leader in providing therapy services in rural Manitoba, as well as in developing art therapy programs in schools. Dana Corr joined Valley Art Therapy in 2008, and in 2017 became the new owner and director. Additional therapists have joined our Valley Art Therapy team in order to better serve our communities.  

We want to acknowledge that we are located on Treaty 2 territory. We are honoured to gather for healing on the traditional lands of the Anishinaabe (Ojibway), Ininew (Cree), Oji-Cree, Dene, Dakota, and homeland of the Métis Nation.


204 842 3869

743 Main Street, Birtle, MB

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