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Samantha Sherer RP, EAT, C(OACCPP)
Expressive Arts Therapist
Near Ossington Subway Station
When you struggle with the same problems day after day
When you feel defeated, miserable, like you've tried everything
When everyone's advice starts to sound the same
It may be time to try something new.
Often clients seek my help in exploring
problems that may be poking through in their day to day lives and
relationships. Maybe they have identified some symptoms or maybe they
just feel sad, angry or hopeless and are unsure why. In one-on-one work as an art therapist
or psychotherapist I address these underlying issues that can damage existing Family or Marital Relationships and make forming new relationships very difficult.
• low self-esteem
• perfectionism and
• eating disorders
I work with
clients to develop more holistic Life Skills in order to feel
better prepared for future crisis or difficulties and to prepare them to create
the relationships they want.
I also have extensive experience in Psychotherapy and ADL Skills counseling for adults experiencing acute and persistent mental illness.
My work with Emotional Mindfulness;
blending Mindfulness techniques with Art Therapy and DBT is particularly helpful for those diagnosed with Personality Disorders ("Borderlines" welcome!) , PTSD, Trauma and Eating Disorders. I work with clients first to develop Emotional Life Skills to feel better prepared for future crisis or difficulties. LBGQT friendly.
"Its amazing how many things are NOT the end of the world"
Emotional Mindfulness Client
Areas of Expertise & Experience
I currently offer Psychotherapy, Counseling and ArtsTherapy to youth and adults in one-on-one, couples and groups
Psychotherapy I work holistically; by discovering possible underlying issues rather than dealing directly with symptoms presented. I prefer not to pathologize or label behaviours. Confronting and managing these underlying issues frequently results in the symptoms dissipating on their own. This is particularly true of symptoms related to eating disorders, depression and trauma.
Couples Counselling Sometimes couples need a little help to get them through a bad patch. I offer services to all couples including same sex partners and support for gay marriages. My practice is open to diverse peoples and is LGBQT friendly.
Coping with Divorce I work collaboratively with families, going through a separation or divorce. I can help all family members experiencing the separation to cope with grief and loss. I also offer counselling support for parents to develop a successful co-parenting relationship, so that you can move ahead with your life. I offer additional support for step-parents to find their new role in the family. With a little counselling support, endings become beginnings! For re-partnering and blended families Art Therapy For clients seeking expressive art therapy I use five types of art (visual, movement, drama, music, poetry) as a means of self-discovery. Since the work decentres from the issues, clients have an opportunity to see themselves and their behaviour from a different point of view and develop insight. We process new awareness through talk-therapy. It's an essential part of each session including practical application of insight to develop new, healthy behaviour patterns. Some people choose to move between talk therapy and expressive arts therapy depending on the issues they are working on. Clients can decide for each session if they prefer art therapy or talk therapy.
I help people feel better
so that they can live the life they want
Sound too good to be true?
Art therapy is a really different way of looking at yourself and your life so that you can figure out what needs to change & how to change it.
You don't need to have any experience, skills or talent in the arts and you don't need to buy any materials or "extras."
I guide you through art-making activities that help you see your problems or concerns differently.
You get new perspective and through our counseling discussion and processing you get new insights and new ideas of how to change your ways, so that you can create the life you want.
You also get a copy of session notes so that any new ideas don't get lost once you leave the therapy session.
Sessions are not art classes No art experience required
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