EXAT, Registered Psychotherapist
I am a creative and expressive arts psychotherapist who uses a variety of art forms, as well as mindfulness and talk-based therapy, in my work with clients. You don’t need any history with the arts in order for us to work together. I am relational and client-focused, so I take my lead from you. Depending on your needs, we could spend a lot of time in the arts, or very little.
When working in the arts, I work from a low-skill, high-sensitivity framework, meaning that it isn’t important to make ‘good art’, but rather to stay present, sensitive and curious as the process unfolds. As an educator and facilitator, I utilize the expressive arts with arts and non-artists alike. If you are looking for a resource to help you in your day-to-day life, a sensitive, playful and mindful approach to the arts could be a rich resource for you.
In our work together, we may engage in anything from visual arts, to drama, movement, creative writing, or music. I work in this way, because when we engage the arts, we move into the world of the imagination where surprises are more likely to occur and possibilities are opened up that had previously been hidden from us.
I work with individuals from age of 15 up to end of life on a wide variety of topics including:
• Life transitions
• Gender & sexuality questions
Credentials & Qualifications
Registered Psychotherapist Certified Expressive Arts Therapist, The CREATE Institute Masters Level Training in Expressive Arts Therapy with a minor in Psychology, European Graduate School Honours B.A., University of Toronto