Psychotherapist, art therapist, educator

 

Nothing
matters more
than relationships:
they make us and break us 
and re-make us

 

Relationship is our medium for creating livelier, more safe, more engaged and fulfilled lives.

 

I offer psychotherapy, art therapy, supervision and consultation in my private practice, artandmind.

 

I'm thrilled to teach and write within the Health, Arts & Humanities program at the University of Toronto, where my work has been recognized with an Award of Excellence in supervision.

I'm a founder of the Women Recovering From Abuse Program (WRAP) at Women's College Hospital, where I designed and developed the Trauma Therapy program for over 20 years. I created the SpeakART-AGO group, a clinical-cultural collaboration between the Hospital and the Art Gallery of Ontario, and produced the Art Not Violence project, which includes an online gallery of artwork made in the midst of trauma therapy. 

In 1995 I earned my Master's Degree in Art Psychotherapy at the University of London, Goldsmith's College. Since then, I've earned level 1 certification in Sensorimotor Psychotherapy for resolving trauma, trained in Visual Thinking Strategies and in Teaching for Transformation.

I am Registered with the College of Psychotherapists of Ontario, Member of the Ontario Society of Psychotherapists and of the International Association for Relational Psychoanalysis and Psychotherapy, and Adjunct Professor with the Department of Psychiatry, University of Toronto.