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Terri Roberton, RP, BFA, MLIS, ExAT

RP, BFA, MIS, ExAT Terri Roberton, RP Private PracticeExpressive Arts Therapy
Home Toronto Leslieville, Toronto Ontario Work Phone: 416-452 7594


Terri Roberton, (RP, ExAT, BFA, MLIS) is immersed in the arts from various angles having practiced painting, illustration and animation for many years. She helped steward the Ontario Expressive Arts Therapy Association as Vice-President since 2009, and as president since 2015. She has an interest in arts-based research and has guest lectured at George Brown College and Ryerson University. In 2010 she presented her graphic story research in the poster session at the Health Equity Conference held at Ryerson, and in 2011 was subsequently invited to give a presentation at the Annual Daphne Cockwell School of Nursing Research Symposium.


Using an Intersectional Anti-Oppression Feminist (IAOF) framework, Terri, an Abolitionist Feminist, has worked with clients on the following issues: Confidence, sexuality, stigma, addictions, relationships, trauma, depression, anxiety, isolation; identity, equity, intersecting, or compartmentalized worlds, age, class, image, physical/developmental/emotional ability. Rekindling connection with Self and world through creativity. 2SLGBTQIAENMSW+


Expressive Arts Therapy is a form of psychotherapy that engages the client in a process of open-ended play using the arts interchangeably in order to reconnect with one’s self and with the world. The Expressive Arts Therapist uses kinetic, audial, visual, musical and language arts-based interventions to assist the client into, and out of, a liminal state of exploration. The arts provide an objective container for exploring personal issues outside the body. The method includes sensing, experiencing, reconstructing, validating and evaluating. Spontaneously building on what presents itself with each activity suggests the next to create a structure. Expressive Arts Therapy offers options and choices when few appear to exist. The therapist and client pursue curiosity in order to find surprises in the arts. Through the simple process of expressing oneself creatively in the presence of another, or, in the case of a group, others, the arts can provide new insights to problems, offer alternate ways of being with people, bring to light otherwise hidden internal resources and help to bridge isolation by building a sense of community.


  • Registered Psychotherapist CRPO #006027
  • Accelerated Experiential Dynamic Psychotherapy Level 2 (Diana Fosha) 
  • Neuro-Affective Relational Model Level 2 (Laurence Heller & Brad Kammer)
  • Mindfulness-Based Addiction Recovery Facilitator (V. Mason-John)
  • Compassionate Inquiry Approach (Dr. Gabor Maté)
  • Con-Current Disorders Certificate (CAMH, U of T Faculty of Medicine)
  • Peer Circle facilitation (IAOF Framework)
  • BFA (Bachelor of Fine Arts, Concordia)
  • MLIS (Masters of Library and Information Studies, McGill)
  • Expressive Arts Therapy certification from CREATE Institute
  • 40 years an artist and community activist
  • Experience assisting diversity training groups for various municipal level organizations in the GTA; offering team-building workshops for agency staff
  • Teacher of encaustic painting, drawing, graphic short story, animation

Areas of Experience:

Trained as a visual artist, Terri continues to develop her skills in all the arts. Bridging isolation with connection though the arts is the backbone of her practice. Clients served: All ages, all abilities, 2SLGBTQIAENMSW+ . In compliance with OEATA and CRPO professional development expectations, Terri has pursued additional training in the following areas: Clinical Supervision, Improvisational theatre, Ceramics,  Yoga, Mindfulness, Voice work, Women’s Counselling Referral and Education Centre (WCREC) Anti-Oppression and Feminist Facilitator Training


$100 – $150/hr (sliding scale) for individual therapy, couple/ENM constellation therapy.


  • A private Expressive Arts Therapy practice in Leslieville. Street parking available. ½ block from Queen St. Individual or Group.
  • Clinical Supervision ($100/hr), Dyadic Supervision (2 x $60/1.5hr)
  • Guest lecturer on the topic of “Arts-Informed Research Methods” and the “Graphic Short Story Case-Study”

Location of practice:

Leslieville practice accessible by streetcar, parking on site.  Can travel to your location when offering workshops or consultations.


  • English

Areas of Practice

  • 2SLGBTQPIA+ Positivity
  • Acquired Brain Injury
  • Addiction
  • ADHD
  • Adoption
  • Alcohol Abuse
  • Anger Management
  • Anxiety
  • Autistic Minds
  • Bipolar Disorder
  • Borderline Personality
  • Chronic Relapse
  • Cisgenderism
  • Codependency
  • Concurrent Disorders
  • Coping Skills
  • Couples Therapy
  • Creativity Blocks
  • Cult Survivors
  • Cultural Safety
  • Depression
  • Developmental Delay
  • Digital Addiction
  • Disordered Eating
  • Disorders of Thought
  • Disorganized Inner State
  • Dissociative Identity Disorder
  • Divorce
  • Domestic Abuse
  • Dysregulation
  • Emotional Disturbance
  • Enmeshment
  • Ethical Non-Monogamy
  • Family Conflict
  • Fertility Issues
  • Grief
  • Harm Reduction
  • Heterosexism
  • Identity-Ethnic
  • Identity-Gender
  • Identity-Kink Positive
  • Identity-Migration
  • Identity-Sexual
  • Intellectual Disability
  • Intergenerational Trauma
  • Internet Addiction
  • Men’s Issues
  • Migration Experience
  • Monogamism
  • Mood Disorders
  • Neurodiversity
  • OCD
  • Out of Control Sexual Behaviour
  • Overwhelm
  • Peer Relationships
  • Problematic Gambling
  • Psychosis
  • Racism
  • Relational Health
  • Relational Injury
  • Relationships
  • Schizophrenia
  • School Issues
  • Scrupulosity
  • Self Esteem
  • Sex Positivity
  • Sex Therapy
  • Sex Worker Positivity
  • Sexual Trauma
  • Sexuality-2SLGBTQPIA+
  • Sexuality-Polyamory-ENM
  • Size Positivity
  • Sleep Issues
  • Stress
  • Substance Abuse
  • Trauma-Developmental
  • Women’s Issues
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