Red Threads Art Therapy


“The truth about stories, is that’s all we are”  

~ Thomas King 

Weaving together the stories you were given.

Finding clarity in the story you create. 

         Imagine if you could see all the connections in your life like red threads tying you to all the relationships bound to your life path. These invisible red threads connect you to people in your life, to the events that have happened to you, to the experiences you have created and to the land and places you have called your home. 

         From our first connection through the umbilical cord to our mothers, the red threads weave throughout our life stories as bloodlines, ancestral lines, lifelines, soul connections  and as well as scars left from our wounds, as we make our way through life’s bumps and challenges. 

          Our lives are a series of stories that have been told to us, stories not told to us,  stories we have created and stories we have yet to create.  Some of these red threads can keep us connected to people and events that give us meaning and a sense of peace. While some of these threads, can keep us tangled and bound to relationships, events or stories we tell ourselves that weigh us down and tie us up from growing.

           Through the creative process in therapy or in community story telling, we can explore, create and reframe the stories that don’t work for us and perhaps create a new story that feels empowering, healthy and inspiring.  Everyone can connect to a part of themselves that can be playful and creative with words, art materials, images and movement. 

Lucy Lu


I’m an art therapist, artist,mental health therapist and community facilitator.I am a Certified Canadian Counsellor (CCC) with the Canadian Counselling and Psychotherapy Association and a Registered Canadian Art Therapist (RCAT) with the Canadian Art Therapy Association and Registered Art Therapist (ATR) with the American Art Therapy Credentials Board.   

My red threads tie me to my family’s story of escape and survival after the war in Vietnam. Their stories and silences in the journey of settling into Canada has shaped my view of the world and has inspired me to explore the stories of beauty and resilience in the face of life’s challenges. 

My artistic and therapeutic practice are woven together and have helped me make meaning from the red threads in my life  of war, trauma, immigration, integration and cultural intersections with our social identities. My passion and drive in my practice is supporting individuals, families and communities to create stories of resilience, acceptance and creating meaningful change to live healthy and peaceful lives. 

Contact Us


If you would like to book an appointment or find out more about art therapy services, please call/text at 587-557-6987 or send email at 

Red Threads Art Therapy

10042- 116 St, NW Edmonton, Alberta