I am a Professional Art Therapist and Artist that uses a combination of Art Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy, Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Narrative Therapy and Mindfulness strategies. I strive to provide warm, gentle, and collaborative care that is both transformative and engaging.
My role as a therapist is to help you express yourself freely and authentically, help you build resiliency, and identify life narrative. I place validation, empathy, and self directed goal making at the centre of the therapeutic relationship.
I also strongly believe that people are not defined by their problems or illness’ and that we all have the potential to make change in our lives.
Professional Affiliations and Membership
Ontario Association of Consultants, Counsellors, Psychometrists and Psychotherapists (OACCPP #5902-S)
Ontario Expressive Arts Therapy Association (OEATA #120)
(c) Master in Art Therapy minor Psychology from the European Graduate School
3 year Graduate Diploma in Expressive Arts Therapy, Create Institute
Hon. BA Specialist in Fine Art History, University of Toronto
M-BAR : Mindfulness-Based Addiction Recovery, Dr. Vimalasara Mason John, chair of the Vancouver Buddhist Centre.
Cognitive Behavioural Therapy Level 1 Certificate, Sick Kids Centre for Mental Health.
Narrative Therapy Certificate, Sick Kids Centre for Mental Health.
Solution Focused Brief Therapy Certificate , Sick Kids Centre for Mental Health.
Safe and Effective Use of the Self in Psychotherapy, RP Sandra Finckleman.
Mindfulness and Acceptance with Families and Children, Sick Kids Centre for Mental Health.
Refugees and Trauma Resources, Webinar with Crisis and Trauma Institute.
Some of the Institutions I have experience with:
YMCA Breakthrough Program
Toronto General Hospital, In patient eating disorder unit
Access Alliance Multicultural Health
Loft Community Services
Geneva Centre for Autism
National Youth Arts Week
Children's Peace Parade