I seek to create a welcoming, self-compassionate, strengths-based environment during art therapy sessions. It takes a lot of awareness and courage to address the challenges you are facing. I believe that we all need support and connection. In art therapy, we value the creative process, expression and working on goals together in order to navigate your experiences through the processes of art-making, poetry, writing, and talking. As a therapist, I strive to be anti-oppressive, non-judgmental and inclusive.
There is a lot to discover and talk about when we use an artwork as a way to communicate and find themes within our piece, as it is often a reflection of our struggles. No previous art-making experience is required, nor is there any judgement about the processes we go through when making an art piece. Sometimes life is messy and a piece would be reflective of that.
A little about myself. Over the past four years, I have done work in the healthcare field as a direct support professional in a group home. I am a level two reiki practitioner and have mainly focused on self-healing through this practice. At any given time I will have at least two books started. Often, I find myself seeking nature, and going for walks in the forest or in my neighbourhood and collecting found objects or developing my photography skills. Travelling is a great passion of mine, I wish to go on more adventures throughout my life. I also love animals and have two cats who might make an appearance during an online session.
Areas of Special Interest:
Some areas of interest are; anxiety, self-compassion, loneliness, self-esteem, ADHD, mindfulness, sadness, depression, trauma, life transitions, difficulty at work, self-care, grief, and loss.
- Toronto Art Therapy Institute, Graduate Diploma in Art Therapy (DTATI, candidate)
- Wilfrid Laurier University, BA, Science