arts based psychotherapy
you may be:
the parent of a child who is dealing with
suffering from anxiety, depression, vital fatigue or burnout
living with trauma
dealing with a loss or a transition in life
experiencing a complex relationship
a recent immigrant adjusting to life in your new country
anxiety, depression, mood disorders
ADHD, OCD, Autism spectrum disorder
difficulties with emotional regulation
problematic relationship with peers
who am I ?
My name is Ayana Spivak, and I am a Registered Psychotherapist, regulated by the College of Registered Psychotherapists of Ontario (CRPO).
As an Expressive Arts and Dance/Movement Therapist I am fascinated by transformative power of artistic expression.
My additional training in Cognitive Behaviour Therapy helps me support people who appreciate structure, consider themselves as "left-brained" and ready for systematic homework.
I help people feel better about themselves, grow resilience and be more in peace with the world around them.
My therapeutic approach is humanistic, person-centered, somatic and arts based. Particularly, I
am trained in Expressive Arts Therapy and Dance/Movement Psychotherapy methods and I
implement them both with individuals and groups.
In a therapeutic relationship, my role is to provide a safe caring environment, and help my clients, both children and adults, to explore
their feelings, to raise self-awareness and to discover new coping strategies.