art based therapy



The training to become an art therapist requires the completion of an undergraduate degree in psychology and fine art followed by a two year post-graduate program in art therapy and the completion of 800 hours of supervised practicum.

I completed my undergraduate degree in psychology and fine art at Nipissing University. I then completed a two year post-graduate masters-level Art Therapy program at the Toronto Art Therapy Institute (TATI), an accredited Canadian institute of post-graduate training.
I have also completed a two month post-graduate program in Expressive Arts from Haliburton School of The Arts. In addition, I have completed the Advanced Level Training in Dyadic Developmental Psychotherapy (attachment-based, emotion-focused form of talk-psychotherapy) with the psychologist Dan Hughes. I have also trained in providing Emotion-Focused Therapy (EFT) with psychologist, Dr. Les Greenburg.

I am a Registered Member of the Canadian Art Therapy Association (CATA) and a Professional Member of the Ontario Art Therapy Association (OATA).

I am also a Registered Psychotherapist (RP) with the College of Registered Psychotherapists of Ontario (CRPO), a provincial regulatory college that serves to protect the welfare of the public. Many insurance companies and Employee Assistance Programs (EAP's) now provide psychotherapy coverage for their clients provided by Registered Psychotherapists (RP). Contact me directly for my registration number.