I am an artist, intersectional-feminist, creative facilitator, and expressive arts therapist with a strong interest in rhythmic poetry, arts empowerment, and community building. I am inspired by liberation healing and am invested in decolonizing clinical spaces. I value the intersectionalities and breadth of human identities, dis/abilities, experience, and creative expressions. My work is centred around relationship and using the arts and dialogue for positive change and transformation.
I am currently in private practice and offer expressive arts therapy through virtual platforms. My passion for the arts, accessibility, and equity continues to guide my work. I have worked with diverse communities, including those who live with disabilities, marginalization, and traumatization. I have served youths, adults, and elders who live with: Difficulty in interpersonal relationships, Anxiety, Depression, Grief, Separation/Divorce, Dementia, Substance Use, Intersectional Identities, PTSD, Concurrent Disorders, Intellectual Disabilities, Chronic Conditions, Emotional Neglect, and Self-Criticism/Esteem.
I am dedicated to continue to work toward offering an LGBTQ2S+, BIPoC, Disability Positive Space.
Credentials: MA in Expressive Arts Therapy
Additional Training: Dual-diagnosis, Justice and Liberation healing
Member of OEATA (Ontario Expressive Arts Therapy Association) and sitting as a board member of
OEATA (Ontario Expressive Arts Therapy Association)
Areas of expertise & experience: I am a co-founding therapist of the Trauma to Trust Clinic, with over 3 years of clinical experiencing as an Expressive Arts Therapist serving people living with intellectual and developmental disabilities. I have over 13 years of experience as a community arts facilitator. I have contributed articles and webinars for various professional journals and presented at 6, national and international conferences on Mental Health and the uses of Expressive Arts Therapy in clinical practice. The arts, accessibility, and equity continue to guide my work.
Arts practice: I welcome all disciplines of creative expression. As an artist, I hold deep interest in rhythmic poetry, music (turntable as instrument), visual arts exploration, free movement, and arts-based transformative justice. I wrote my masters thesis on Empowerment Through Hip-Hop and am an avid fan of Hip-Hop culture.
Languages: English, Chinese - Mandarin and Cantonese (conversational)
Location: virtual platform