Life can be unpredictable. A holistic approach to who and how we are enables us to adapt when we are faced with new challenges. Gaining insight into our own internal and external dynamics is the foundation of the resilience and skill we need to navigate our world.
Overwhelming and traumatic experiences, mental health challenges, physical illness or injury, and difficult circumstances are just a few of the challenging life events that call for unique coping skills.
My goal in therapy is to help you develop your strengths into strategies to cope, grow, and thrive. You have options in how you navigate the relationship between thoughts, feelings, and actions - my role as a therapist is to help you find the balance that works best for you.
If you have questions about how expressive arts and somatic psychotherapy can help you address the areas where you struggle, you can get in touch for a free initial consultation.
60 Minutes - $100 / 90 Minutes - $150
prices include HST
Registered massage therapy and targeted self-care instructions for much-needed relaxation, on-going challenges, and structured recovery.
Motor vehicle accidents & workplace injuries
Recovery from surgery or medical procedures
Aches & pains from new activities or old injuries
Improve posture and alignment
Manage pain and tension from chronic conditions or work demands
Develop a compassionate relationship with your body
45 Min - $75 / 60 Min - $95 / 90 Min - $130
prices include HST
Personalized Individual Yoga
One on one yoga focused on tailored movements to fit individual bodies and reach personal goals.
Develop your own individual practice that accommodates your body where it is and focuses on the goals that you identify. A personal yoga practice can help develop a compassionate relationship with your body, get in touch with somatic awareness, and address specific physical needs.
Small group yoga at your location by request. Stand-alone classes or series based on group needs or themes such as:
somatic & embodied awareness
stress reduction & management
posture & alignment
supporting mental health
Cancelled due to COVID-19
until further notice :(
Yoga at the Brigus Recreation Centre
- Thursdays @ 7 pm -
60 minute class of gentle vinyasa flow focused on somatic awareness. The class is intended to be accessible to all experience levels, but if you have specific injuries or movement limitations this group class might not be best for you. Questions about how you can engage with yoga in a safe and appropriate way for your body? Get in touch :)
Cost - $6 towards the Brigus Recreation Society
Get in touch for group & individual prices
Are you interested in exploring resilience, reflection, and regulation with art and movement?
Check out my workshop offerings for unique opportunities to engage with your artistic self through guided movement and artmaking in a supportive therapeutic environment.
- A Brief Introduction -
Hi, I'm Emma.
My therapeutic practise focuses on awareness, embodiment, and expression as means to develop insight, regulation, and agency.
I knew I wanted to work in a meaningful way with mental health when I first discovered that psychotherapy can produce physical changes in the body. For me, the idea that our experiences - talking, moving, making, feeling - produce embodied change was a profound realization. Intentional practices such as mindful movement, meditation, and art-making helped and continue to help me develop the tolerance and skill I need to face challenges in my own life.
Creative expression, curiosity, and critical thinking are at the core of my personal and professional practice. The world is full of so many interesting and beautiful things and I am honoured to be able to help people get in touch with those aspects of themselves. I believe there is always something to learn and room to grow.
I have worked, studied, and lived across Canada in rural and urban settings. Currently, I can often be found trying to grow things in the back yard, spending time with the creatures in my life (a dog and two cats so far...), or walking by the ocean.
In my own artistic practice, I enjoy using mixed media to explore process and experience. I love to explore texture, gesture, and new techniques. I also love to make birds. My art practice helps me keep in touch with my own creative expression and reflect on my experience.
The thing I appreciate most about my work is the opportunity to see people continually surprise themselves with their own strength, depth, and skill.
The most profound thing I have learned so far in my professional journey is that people are unimaginably strong and resilient. I continue to be in awe of how we not only survive, but learn, grow, and thrive.
Be curious. Ask Questions. Create Things.
Qualifications & Registrations
Canadian Certified Counsellor
with the Canadian Counselling and Psychotherapy Association.
Professional Member of the Canadian Art Therapy Association.
Registered Massage Therapist
with the College of Massage Therapists of Newfoundland and Labrador.
Certified Yoga Teacher
through Yoga Therapy Toronto.
Master of Counselling Psychology: Art Therapy
through Athabasca University, Alberta and the Vancouver Art Therapy Institute, British Columbia.
Diploma of Massage Therapy
from Sutherland-Chan School and Teaching Clinic, Toronto, Ontario.
Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in Psychology and Philosophy
from York University, Toronto, Ontario.
Advanced Trauma-Sensitive Mindfulness: Widening the Window of Tolerance and Supporting Trauma Recovery
with David Treleaven
Nonviolent Communication Online Training
by Marshall Rosenburg
Healing Trauma Through Yoga
with the Center for Trauma and Embodiment at the Justice Resource Institute
Live Online Mindful Self-Compassion
with the Center for Mindful Self-Compassion