For me, art making has been a creative outlet and source of both comfort and self-expression for
as long as I can remember. Art chronicles not only our shared human experiences – our
thoughts, feelings, struggles and hopes, but also our connection to one another and to the
planet. You do not have to refer to yourself as an artist in order to create. We create all of the
time – experiences, memories, meaning…
I became an art therapist to help individuals express themselves in ways that foster
understanding, nurture growth, encourage resilience, and build upon strengths. I seek to provide
a culturally sensitive, safe, and trauma-informed therapeutic experience and feel honoured to be
part of my clients healing journey. Staying current in best practice and evidence-based treatment
approaches is not only a vital part of being an effective psychotherapist, but something I value
and cherish as I too continue to learn and grow.
Establishing a contained, accepting, and empathetic space where individuals can safely explore
the challenges that have brought them into therapy is important to me. I am a Registered
Psychotherapist of Ontario, Registered Canadian Art Therapist, and Ontario Certified Teacher. I
was trained in a phenomenological, person-centered Art Therapy approach, and also very
grounded in psychodynamic theory. Both my teaching and clinical experiences have enabled me
to work with diverse populations of children, adolescents, and adults including those who have
experienced trauma and abuse, severe mental illness, ADHD, attachment disorders, Autism
spectrum disorder, developmental disabilities, depression, PTSD, concurrent disorders, and
In my private practice I provide Art Therapy, Cognitive Behaviour Therapy, and Cognitive
Processing Therapy. I am also a Blue Cross Provider for psychotherapy and work with Veterans
and their family members. I am passionate about advancing the field of art therapy and have
presented to colleagues, professionals, students, and facilitated parent/child workshops.
Presentation topics have included: spirituality and creativity, digital photography, life skills, ‘art as
therapy’ in the classroom, Art Therapy's role in managing risk, and Art Therapy for Veterans.
During the COVID-19 pandemic, all of my in-person sessions have moved to virtual delivery.