Psychotherapy, Art Therapy and
Mental Health Counselling
Psychotherapy and counselling are therapeutic techniques which utilize an interpersonal relationship between the therapist and the patient for the purpose of psychological well-being. There is considerable overlap between the terms psychotherapy and counselling, but they are distinct approaches.
Utilizes ‘talk therapy’ to develop insight and self-understanding about a range of issues or concerns. This can include general stress, anxiety, and feelings of depression. Gaining insight about issues that are causing strain or difficulty in one’s life can have a positive impact on coping skills and resilience.
Art therapy is a form of psychotherapy that utilizes creative means to express thoughts and feelings. Just like psychotherapy it can help to understand and manage difficult behaviours, feelings, improve self-esteem and awareness. There is no need to be an artist to do art therapy, just the desire to try something creative and self-expressive.
I am a member of the CRPO in good standing since April 2015, a member of the College of Nurses of Ontario since 2001, and a licensed psychiatric nurse with the Canadian Nurses Association since 2003. I am a PhD candidate in Psychology at Walden University focusing on the ethical implications of online practice as well as a licensed art therapist with the Canadian Art Therapy Association.
I have met the competencies related to supervision as required by the CRPO as well as the CCPA and I currently supervise Registered Psychotherapists, Masters of Counselling students and art therapy students qualifying to be members of the CRPO. I provide supervision both online as well as in-person.