susanleopoldstudios Expressive/Creative Arts therapist
Description: Following your lead, I listen/witness and attune carefully in order to attend to your specific need. We start with where you are most comfortable, which means that talking, imagery, dreamwork and silence are all welcome. Although I work flexibly with many expressive/creative arts techniques (arts, sand-play, altered work, environmental art, mandala, music etc.) my focus is on staying close to what you bring to our work in the co-created and safe therapeutic studio space.
Hours of operation: by appointment, please call 416-725-7738 or email firstname.lastname@example.org Sliding scale available for students. ISIS supervision available
Credentials: Expressive Arts Therapist-ISIS graduate Additional Training: Masters in Creative Arts Therapies and Creativity Development, Pratt Institute Professional Affiliations:
Professional member of Ontario Association of Consultants, Counsellors, Psychometrists and Psychotherapists
Canadian Association of Child Psychoanalytic Therapists
Guest member Toronto Institute for Contemporary Psychoanalysis
American Psychological Association Division 39
American Art Therapy Association
Canadian Art Therapy Association
International Society for Sandplay Therapy
Population served: All ages Areas of expertise & experience: Anxiety, grief, trauma, transition, self esteem, depression
Arts practice: Often feelings and experiences go beyond words. This idea is embodied in my life's work with both my own and other's creative process in well over 35 years as a professional visual artist/educator. My theoretical framework is relational. I have worked with people from all walks of life facing challenging life-stage transitions, trauma, anxiety, depression, low self esteem and creative blockages. My large and bright studio space holds the capacity to explore many expressive modalities.