Cori Devlin

Biography

Let yourself be silently drawn by the stronger pull of what you really love. – Rumi

Cori Devlin first discovered the transformational power of creating art as a young girl growing up in the Black Mountain area of Kelowna. Creating images and figures was a source of both pleasure and comfort to her. During adolescence Cori’s continuing love of the arts was nurtured by a new neighbor, Art Therapist, Roberta Nadeau PhD. Cori was enchanted by her large collection of psychology texts as well as the images of great master painters. In Roberta’s studio a love of art grew to become a passion for the healing potential held in the creative process.

After graduation it was off to Fine Arts school for a year before branching out to explore a wider landscape. This began a period of travel which lasted three years and included East Asia, South East Asia, and Europe. During this period of travel a deep commitment to being of service to others was forged.

In 1997 Cori graduated with Distinction from the University of Victoria with a Bachelors Degree in Human and Social Development. At this time Cori worked as a Youth and Family Counsellor in a variety of community agencies, often utilizing the expressive arts to achieve therapeutic goals with clients. Yearning to further develop her knowledge of working with art in therapy, Cori undertook graduate studies at the Kutenai Art Therapy Institute in Nelson, BC in 2000.

As a Registered Art Therapist Cori has had the privilege of working with individuals experiencing challenges in such areas as Depression, Anxiety, Addictions, Sexual Abuse, Trauma, Life Transitions and Relationship Issues. She has been working in Private Practice in the Okanagan since 2002. Cori also has a passion for providing art therapy services in group and workshop format and currently contracts with several local non-profit organizations.

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