Hello, my name is Q Canant (pronouns: they/them) and I’m an artist, facilitator, and expressive arts counselor.
I have been interested in theater and movement since the late 90’s and have explored them through improvisational theater, physical theater, and clown. I’ve also participated in movement through workshops and performance. I value the creative process and like to invite it into my life whenever possible. Some of my recent go-to mediums are drawing, watercolor painting, dance, music, and poetry.
I fell in love with high ropes challenge courses when I was a teenager and still facilitate this type of program today. The experiential activities on a challenge course provide groups the opportunity to learn about themselves and develop reflective, social, and technical skills. It’s a pleasure to be able to offer new concepts and experiences to youth and adults in a supportive context.
As I continue to emerge as an expressive arts therapist, I seek to create relationships of radical empathy and collaborative creativity to explore challenges and discover healing. My approach has roots in person-centered psychology, interpersonal neurobiology, and family systems theory. I’m a registered Associate Marriage and Family Therapist (AMFT) and hold membership with the California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists (CAMFT). I’m currently a post-graduate intern at Queer Lifespace, a non-profit organization that provides client centered integrated mental health and substance abuse treatment for the LGBTQQIA community and their allies.
I live in San Francisco California and like to make art, be in nature, dance, and go on walking and biking adventures with friends.