Expressive Arts Therapist, Somatic Movement Therapist
I am an expressive arts therapist in private practice in Toronto (currently online due to Covid-19) using both expressive arts and internal family systems (IFS) therapeutic modalities. I have witnessed and experienced the transformative power of making art and the freeing power of creative play, so it is an enduring joy and an honour to be a companion for others on their healing journeys. An embodied, multi-modal approach is a strong value in my work and is well supported by my somatic work and extensive experience as a voice and movement teacher in a training program for actors. Expressive Arts is my home to which Internal Family Systems (IFS) is a great complementary approach. My “informed intuition” comes from a long legacy of training, practice, my life in the arts and my many years as a child, sister, mother, daughter, grandmother, auntie, life partner and friend.
OEATA (Ontario Expressive Arts Therapists Association)
IEATA (International Expressive Arts Therapy Association)
Board of Directors, The Create Institute
Areas of expertise & experience:
In my practice, I often work with adults who are looking for more expressiveness and creativity and who struggle with “stuck places” in their lives. I have many years’ experience working with clients suffering from anxiety, depression, self-esteem, grief and life changes. I can draw on specialized resources (my background in expressive voice work) to help people “find their voice” within any context (interpersonal, societal, artistic).
I generally see clients on Wednesdays and Fridays, but working online allows for more flexibility in scheduling.
I am comfortably multi-modal and I maintain personal practices in visual arts, singing, movement improvisation and writing (journaling, stories and poems). In addition to my private practice as a therapist, I continue to work as a voice coach for actors and dancers.
I have facilitated “Giving Voice” expressive arts workshops for CATA and IEATA conferences in Montreal, Toronto, Calgary, Winnipeg and Berkeley