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Anthony Bergamin

Expressive Arts Therapist OEATA Board Secretary & Communications, CAPT Member

Biography

Anthony (Tony) is an Expressive Arts Therapist based in Toronto.

Expressive Arts Therapy (ExAT) In ExAT, you are encouraged to freely explore your thoughts and feelings through an arts-based creative process, while being sensitively and empathically supported. With talking as our starting point, the ExAT process moves towards the exploration of visual arts, creative writing, theatre arts, voice, music and/or movement, depending on your artistic curiosities and interests. We then reflect on what emerged in the creative exploration and how it might help lead to inner resources and self awareness. You need no previous arts training or experience or to consider yourself ‘artistic’ or ‘creative’ to benefit from this work. Simply bring your curiosity to explore the arts and yourself. More here.

Voice Work in Expressive Arts Therapy specifically focus on the exploration of your voice using breath work, guided imagery and gentle physicalization to develop a wider range of expression. It differs from traditional voice training in how the process explores a deeply felt sense and embodiment of a wider range of vocal and aesthetic possibilities and choices, while giving attention to any emotions, images, thoughts and insights that may emerge for you. We spend time reflecting on what emerges in the vocal exploration process and this in turn may become an analogous self-exploration and development. Through developing your physical voice you may begin to experience the sense of ‘having a voice’ and the possibility of greater choice in allowing your fuller “voice” to emerge. No previous singing, music or arts training is needed to engage in this work – just bring your curiosity to explore your voice and your feelings.

About: Anthony (Tony) is a graduate of the University of Toronto where he completed an Honours B.A. in Psychoanalytic Thought and English (1997) after completing two years of the Voice Performance Program at the Faculty of Music. He graduated from the Expressive Arts Therapy training program of the International School for Interdisciplinary Studies (currently The CREATE Institute, Diploma EXAT, 2008). He also has a General Certificate (Voice) from the Roy Hart Theatre (2009). He has studied voice and performance for over 30 years and has worked as a professional singer and performer (Select past credits include: Canadian Opera Company & New York City Opera choruses, Patria Music Theatre, Thamyris Ensemble, Ancient Comic Opera Co.) He is a board member and the secretary of OEATA – The Ontario Expressive Arts Therapy Association and remains active in on-going professional training having completed the ‘Essentials of Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy’ certificate program at the Toronto Institute for Contemporary Psychoanalysis in 2015. He is currently working on appliction to the CRPO.

Location: West end studio, approximately 10 minute walk from Lansdowne station.

Please feel free to email if you have questions, need more information or would like to set up an initial consultation.

  • Education

Honours B.A. (English & Psychoanalytic Thought double major), University of Toronto.

Vocal Performance (2 years), Faculty of Music, University of Toronto.

  • Expressive Arts Therapy Training and Certification

    Diploma, Expressive Arts Therapy (ExAT), International School of Interdisciplinary Studies CANADA (now called The CREATE Institute)

  • Additional Training

    Roy Hart Theatre (Voice/Theatre), Royal Conservatory of Music (Voice/Opera), Richard Armstrong (Voice-Banff Centre), Pochinko Clown

    Toronto Institute for Contemporary Psychoanalysis

  • Approaches and Techniques

    Expressive Arts Therapy, Voice Movement Therapy, Music Therapy, Psychodramatic Bodywork, Mindfulness, Interpersonal, Person-Centered Therapy, Individuation Process, Jungian Dream Work

  • Focus

    Anxiety, Artistic Creative Expression, Authenticity, Bereavement, Body Awareness, Creative Expression, Depression, Dream Imagery, Emotional Bodywork, Emotional Healing, Existential, Experiential, General, Grief, Identity, LGBT-Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender, Life Dissatisfaction, Life Transitions, Loss and Grief, Men’s Issues, Relationships, Self Esteem, Sexual Identity, Spirituality, Stress, and Uncertainty

  • Age Specialty

    Adults

  • Spoken Language

    English

  • Session Format

    Private Sessions

  • Fees

    $90 – $60 sliding scale