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Heather Goodwin, EXAT

Office: The Village Healing Centre
240 Roncesvalles Ave
Toronto, ON M6R 1L3
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Profession: Creative and Expressive Arts Therapist
Services: Psychotherapy/Counseling
Creative and Expressive Arts Therapist
Practice Description: I am a Creative and Expressive Arts Therapist. As a therapist I will work collaboratively with you and follow your lead while looking for ways to help you stretch and move in the directions you wish to go. A session with me will often begin with a check in, where we can talk about what has been coming up for you. Once we know the issue or issues that we want to work with, we will likely dive into the arts. By moving into the arts, we are able to meet ourselves and our daily problems in surprising ways. By engaging in play and art, we are taken into the world of the imagination, where possibilities can be uncovered that were not evident in our daily lives. We can find resources that we did not know we had and possible solutions that were previously hidden from us.

We could use anything from drama, visual arts, creative writing, poetry, movement, music and more. We may even move from one art form to another to see if there are any new discoveries waiting. At all times, our aim is to work together in a way that allows you to feel comfortable enough to deeply explore who you are, your strengths, your resiliencies, as well as the elements in your life that you feel are holding you back. The arts and our discussions are our tools for helping you to move towards what you want in life.

A background in the arts isn’t needed for us to work together. All that is needed is a willingness and openness to the act of creating. The expressive arts are a low-skill high-sensitivity model of artistic exploration. We focus on the process instead of the product. The art work is responded to in a manner that is supportive and sensitive.
Practice Specialties or Interests:

(Strengths are
in bold text)
Anxiety Disorders/Phobias
Gender Identity
Adjustment Disorder
Alzheimer's Disease
Body Dysmorphic Disorder
Cognitive Disorders
Eating Disorders
Ethnic/Cultural Issues
Gay/Lesbian Issues
HIV/AIDS-related Issues
Impaired Professionals
Infertility Issues
Learning Disabilities
Life Transitions
Oppositional Defiant Disorder
Relationship Issues
Sexual Abuse
Sleep Disorders
Stress Management
Women's Issues
Life changing diagnosis
Age Specialties: Children
Session Formats: Individual
Treatment Approaches: Art Therapy
Dance/Movement Therapy
Music Therapy
Play Therapy
Additional Demographic Expertise: Gay/Lesbian/Bisexual/Transgender
People with Disabilities
Education: Honours BA
University of Toronto, 2011

Certified Expressive Arts Therapist
The CREATE Institue, 2016

Candidate, Master of Arts in Expressive Arts Therapy with a Minor in Psychology
The European Graduate School, 2018
Professional Affiliations: OEATA, Ontario Expressive Arts Therapy Association
Fee Schedule: $120 hour +HST. Sliding scale available
Insurance and Billing Instructions: If your plan covers psychology, then I am able to bill your sessions through the practice my supervising psychologist. Please get in touch for details.

Heather Goodwin, EXAT, Creative and Expressive Arts Therapist in Toronto

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In Practice Since:  2013
Gender:  Female
Accepting New Clients:  Yes
Sliding Fee Scale:  Yes
Prescribe Medication:  No
Wheelchair Accessible:  No
Public Transportation:  Yes

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