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Dinao Marie MacCormick

Expressive Arts Therapist

I am currently working as a freelance Visual Artist, Arts Facilitator, and certified Expressive Arts Therapist in Unama’ki (Cape Breton Island).

My areas of interest and experience include working with people experiencing the complex effects of trauma and attachment disruption, chronic pain, chronic fatigue and fibromyalgia. I love working with children, youth and families with a focus on art-making, play, and relational mindfulness.…

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Katherine Mackenzie

Registered Psychotherapist

I’m Katherine, a Registered Psychotherapist specializing in trauma recovery.

My practice is focused on providing evidence-based treatment to adults who have experienced trauma, specifically those who have complex trauma or treatment resistant symptoms.

 

I integrate the latest research and neuroscience to support clients in their therapy journey. Using both top-down (talk therapy) and bottom-up (somatic therapy) approaches which are tailored to fit each person’s needs.…

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Dr. Heather B MacLeod, PhD, MPCC, PCAT, PCAC

Heather MacLeod is the Founder and Director of Education at CEAACT. Heather’s background includes her Master’s research focused on Childhood Maltreatment and Trauma. She further completed her PhD at the University of Regina with a research focus on trauma and victimology education. Heather is a clinical art therapist, and addictions counsellor.

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Anna Maliatski

Greetings, I’m Anna, a multifaceted professional blending art, design, therapy, and a background in architecture. As a dual immigrant from Latvia and Israel, I’ve navigated a life of being a perpetual ‘misfit’, often standing out for my accent, appearance, and culture. Today, I call the stunning British Columbia home, respecting the ancestral lands of the Coast Salish Peoples.…

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Catherine Marrion

Expressive Arts Therapist, Somatic Movement Therapist, Voice Coach

Catherine Marrion, MA (Expressive Arts Therapy), MFA (Theatre Performance), SMTT (Somatic Movement Therapy), is an expressive arts therapist in private practice in Toronto. She has witnessed and personally experienced the transformative power of making art and the freeing power of creative play, so it is an enduring joy and an honour to accompany people on their healing journeys.…

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Ms Cynthia Dawn McCreery

Expressive Arts Therapist

EDUCATION
Cynthia D. McCreery has her undergrad in the History of Art from the University of Victoria (2005) and she graduated from the Expressive Arts Therapy program at Langara College in 2020. She completed her Expressive Arts Therapy practicum at the Delta Community Living Society with adults with developmental diversabilities.

CAREER
Before becoming an Expressive Arts Therapist, Cynthia worked as an Administrator for various non-profit and arts organizations, including Skeena Watershed Conservation Coalition, YVR Art Program, YVR Art Foundation, Skeena Salmon Arts Fest, Misty Rivers Community Arts Council and Storytellers’ Foundation.…

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Alāna McLeod

I am an expressive arts therapist and trauma therapist currently residing and practicing in Sudbury, Ontario. I have a diploma in expressive arts therapy from The CREATE Institute in Toronto, Ontario and a Master’s degree in expressive arts therapy, with a minor in psychology from The European Graduate School in Sass- Fee, Switzerland. I have also completed Level 1 & 2  in Sensorimotor Psychotherapy from the Sensorimotor Psychotherapy Institute.…

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Genevieve McNab

Expressive Arts Therapist

Hello, I am Genevieve. I am a masters level Expressive Arts Therapist. I have an arts-based phenomenological approach to therapy specializing in eating disorders, body image and self-esteem concerns, and the resultant challenges of anxiety, grief, and depression. I have a Master of Arts with a Major in Expressive Arts and a Minor in Psychology from the European Graduate School, a three year diploma as an Expressive Arts Practitioner from World Arts Organization, and a Bachelor of Arts from King’s University College, with a Major in English and a Minor in Psychology.…

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Ms Philomena Meffe

I am a 3rd year student at The Create Institute studying to become an Expressive Arts Therapist. I am a professional artist, and I am combining my passion for the arts with my passion for helping people as I establish myself as an expressive arts therapist. I am striving with great sensitivity and caring to create a non-judgemental safe space for my clients.

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Catherine Mellinger

Artist, Expressive Arts Therapist, Arts Educator/Facilitator

Catherine is a CREATE graduate from 2010, currently living and seeing clients in private practice in Waterloo Region – both in person and virtually. Catherine is a certified Expressive Arts Therapist and currently completing her certification as a Perinatal Mental Health Specialist through Postpartum Support International. She has additional training in Perinatal Mental Health from Canadian Perinatal Mental Health Trainings and is co-founder of TOGETHER: For Perinatal Mental Health in Waterloo Region, a grassroots organization that increases mental health supports in Waterloo Region and leads funded (free to clients) virtual Expressive Arts Therapy Groups for parents struggling with Perinatal Mood and Anxiety Disorders.…

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Catherine Middleton

Counselor

Cathy is a graduate of the CREATE Institute – Expressive Arts Therapy program, and has certificates in Mindfulness,  and Death, Dying and Bereavement. Cathy’s work is informed by a wholistic, person-centered, strengths-based, trauma informed, anti-oppressive and harm reduction lens.   She works with adults and specializes death, dying and bereavement, women’s issues as well as self-care for professionals in direct support work.…

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Norah Kathleen Mooney

Expressive Arts Therapist

My name is Norah Mooney(she/her); I am an artist, and expressive arts therapist.
I am the youngest of six children and a mother of one. From an early age I began using my own artistic process to help myself navigate the joys and challenges of life.
I have a diploma from CREATE institute – a centre for expressive arts therapy.…

OEATA respects and honours the work of our:

  • Expressive Arts Practitioners (EAP)
  • Expressive Arts Therapists (ExAT)
  • Peer Movement Specialists (ExA or ExAT and /or RP)
  • Registered Psychotherapist, ExAT’s (RP, ExA or ExAT)
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