psychotherapist, art therapist, educator
they make us and break us
and re-make us
I offer psychotherapy, art therapy, supervision and consultation in my private practice, artandmind. A relational approach informs all my work -- relationship is the most potent medium we have for creating a richer, safer and more fulfilled life. I use my relationship with my clients/patients/people to address whatever concerns we look at together.
I'm thrilled to teach and write within the Health, Arts & Humanities program at the University of Toronto where I serve on the Board of Advisors. As an Adjunct Professor with the Faculty of Medicine, Department of Psychiatry, I'm a recipient of the Psychotherapy Award of Excellence in postgraduate supervision. I've been designing and presenting seminars, teaching, writing, and collaborating on research and on graphic medicine pieces -- all kinds of projects with colleagues are always in the works.
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. I'm a proud first recipient of the Eva-Marie Stern Award for Creativity and Innovation in 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'm passionate about Art Hives of every kind.
I am Registered with the College of Psychotherapists of Ontario (CRPO # 003000), a Member of the Ontario Society of Registered Psychotherapists and of the International Association for Relational Psychoanalysis and Psychotherapy.