Body & Movement Focused Expressive Arts Therapist & Teacher
Description:I believe our bodies have an inherent wisdom that can lead us towards insight and healing. I incorporate Expressive Arts Therapy with 30 years of experience in professional dance to create a body and movement based style of therapy. I work with youth and adults helping them to break through patterns of anxiety, stress, crisis and depression. My work also includes assistance with life-transitions, loss, the effects of trauma and a desire to become more embodied. I believe that suffering is often related to challenges in being able to imagine a way through. I hope to offer my clients creative ways to imagine a path through their challenges using body-based knowledge as a guide. I work with individuals from all walks of life including business people and artists. My practice is LGBT friendly and accessible to people with disabilities. The setting is a home dance studio with a sprung floor in a quiet setting.
Expressive Arts Therapy Masters degree
Psychology Certificate (Ryerson University)
Certified in counselling and psychotherapy by the OACCPP
8 years in private practice
Experience with agencies such as Central Toronto Youth Services
Former dancer with the National Ballet Company of Canada and Tiroler Landestheatre
15 years experience as a dance teacher.
Currently a faculty member at George Brown College Dance
Choreographed over 30 ballets for main stage productions
Areas of expertise & experience: Body and movement focused Expressive Arts Therapy. Experience working with anxiety, stress, crisis and depression, body image issues, life-transitions, loss, the effects of trauma, post traumatic stress and a desire to become more embodied. Arts practice: Dance