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Vitina Filiberto, (she/her)

Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying) & Expressive Arts Therapist
Home Scarborough Scarborough Ontario

Biography

Hello and welcome.

My name is Vitina. I am a Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying) and an Expressive Arts Therapist. Through a trauma-informed lens, I work collaboratively and holistically, following emotional, cognitive and somatic cues to help clients process experiences, identify behavioural patterns, and examine the mind-body connection.

I have always been curious and passionate about human behaviour and development, and our inherent need for safety, love and belonging. I am a poet, writer and visual artist and believe in the cathartic power of the arts. My greatest teachers in life have been my lived experiences which include trauma, marriage, infertility, adoption, parenthood, grief and bereavement, and my most recent teachers, breast cancer and survivorship. It is through these lived experiences that I am better equipped to offer clients an honest and non-judgmental stance rooted in empathy.

How can Expressive Arts Therapy help?
During therapy sessions, the arts are used as a gateway to explore emotions, deepen understanding, and develop compassion for self and others. It is through the process of art-making and remaining curious, that alternative possibilities can be imagined. Clients may begin to see different perspectives, gain clarity, discover hope and navigate through their discomfort and suffering. The arts can become a resource during times of difficulty and transitions.  It is with the arts, and through the therapeutic relationship, that clients learn to reclaim their power, make different choices, and foster a space where healing can begin.

Areas of Practice

  • 2SLGBTQPIA+ Positivity
  • ADHD
  • Adoption
  • Anger Management
  • Anxiety
  • Burnout
  • Chronic Illness
  • Codependency
  • Coping Skills
  • Creativity Blocks
  • Cultural Safety
  • Depression
  • Domestic Violence
  • Dysregulation
  • Emotional Disturbance
  • Enmeshment
  • Fertility Issues
  • Geriatric and Seniors
  • Grief
  • Infidelity
  • Intergenerational Trauma
  • Life Transitions
  • Marital-Premarital Preparation
  • Overwhelm
  • Parenting
  • PTSD
  • Racism
  • Self Esteem
  • Sex Positivity
  • Sex Worker Positivity
  • Sexual Trauma
  • Sleep Issues
  • Spirituality and Faith
  • Stress
  • Violence

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)
  • Affiliates (Training institutes, Supportive Businesses)

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