Art Therapist, RP
Throughout my academic and professional career, I have assisted clients from all walks of life, using art not only as a therapeutic modality but as a way of facilitating profound communication and connection. My approach combines the creative process with psychotherapy and self-exploration.
I am an Art Therapist (dTATI*) and Registered Psychotherapist (RP*). I also maintain membership with OATA* and CATA*.
* dTATI is a graduate master's degree equivalent diploma obtained at the Toronto Art Therapy Institute.
* CRPO - College of Registered Psychotherapists of Ontario
* OATA is Ontario Art Therapy Association
*CATA is Canadian Art Therapy Association
My approach and phylosophy
I provide a safe, caring and positive environment to explore challenges without judgment, trying to understand your point of view with empathy and compassion.
The focus is on you, not on a problem. This will allow you to cope with any current issue and any future one you may face.
I take a comprehensive approach, utilizing techniques and skills from different treatment approaches adapting modalities to each person or child. Techniques used in therapy are evidence-based backed up by researched and proven to be effective at reducing symptoms and promoting well-being.
I strive to assist you in recognizing empowerment. You are an expert in your own life. All you may need is a helping hand to nudge you in the right direction. You are stronger than you think, you are braver than you think. All you need is someone to see it in you.
The therapy is about your needs, your family and your kids. Establishing an authentic relationship in therapy will allow us to lean into mutual respect, inclusiveness, honesty, compassion, cooperation and humility. We will focus on your sense of self and patterns of relating to others to understand what might be blocking you and how to go about it.
Art Therapy, Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT), Dialectical Behaviour Therapy for Eating Disorders (DBT-ED), Motivational Interviewing (MI), Emotion Focused Therapy for Youth (EFT-Y), Emotion Focused Family Therapy (EFFT)
My training includes:
Short overview of the experience
I worked with clients from all walks of life :
Chronic physical Illnesses
Family dynamics/ Family transitions
Parent-child issues/ Communication issues
Adults with a history of childhood sexual abuse
Mental health issues
Self-harm/ suicidal ideations
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