I’m an expressive arts therapist with a private practice in midtown Toronto. I see children and adults individually. I also work as a group facilitator. I’ve developed groups that serve adolescents struggling with addiction (CAMH), people with dementia and their caregivers (Baycrest Health Sciences), and seniors living with complex mental health issues (Elm Grove Living Centre). My artistic background is wide-ranging. I’ve worked as an actor, visual artist, writer, and singer-songwriter. I’m comfortable using all the arts therapeutically. I’m a graduate of the CREATE Institute Centre for Expressive Arts Therapy Education.
Who I work with:
I work with adults, adolescents and children who struggle with: anxiety, alcohol and drug addictions, eating disorders, depression, isolation, low self-confidence, relationship problems, memory challenges, caregiver strain, self-harm, trauma, grief.
How I work:
My hope for the therapeutic space is that it offers you leeway to entertain ideas you’re reluctant or unable to consider in the outside world. I try to create that sort of space by listening to you (and watching you when you’re engaged in art-making) with attention, compassion and curiosity. Together, you and I will open and explore questions. How do you operate as a creator? What are your strengths, your challenges? How do you navigate obstacles? In what ways are you blocked? In what ways, free? Our efforts will be aimed at deepening your understanding of yourself and of the world around you so that you’re able to make a wider variety of choices and move more readily in the directions you’d like.
I value good materials. I offer my clients professional-quality paper, paints, instruments, etc. I believe this makes a difference.