RP, ExAT, MIS, BFA
As an Expressive Arts Therapist (ExAT) I use an Intersectional Anti-Oppression Feminist Framework (IAOFF) and Recovery Oriented approach. I have partnered with clients on the following issues: confidence, sexuality, relationships, trauma, PTSD, depression, anxiety, isolation; identity, equity, intersecting, or compartmentalized worlds, age, class, image, physical/developmental/emotional ability. Rekindling connection with Self, other and community through creativity. LGBTQQ2SIAAPPSW+ aware.
ExAT is a person-centered, relational and experiential arts-based approach to psychotherapy that engages the client through a process of creative discovery as a way to reconnect with inner resources. Clients may explore issues through: visual art, writing, drama, music, movement as catalysts for personal inquiry, discovery and growth.
I have 10 years of experience working with people living with Concurrent Disorders. I encourage an Integrated Systems approach whenever possible, beginning with clients taking the lead in their own wellness supported by health professionals, family, friends and frontline workers.