MA, Arts-based / Somatic Psychotherapist and Coach
I serve creatives
in coming into their bodies
so they can lead richer,
more relational and fulfilling lives.
I work with the fundamental impulse in all of us that is creator/creatrix.
Some of us are disconnected from - or even unaware of - this part of ourselves. For others, it is a major force in our lives (artists, healers, entrepreneurs, innovators, etc). Wherever you land in the cultivation of this relationship, my therapeutic practice uses creative process to support you if you are motivated towards or find yourself at the edge of transformation.
I support clients in:
cultivating richer relationships with self, others and community
deepening creative engagement with life
reconnecting with the body/soma
healing and expanding sexuality and eroticism
refining and deepening artistic/creative practice
Psychotherapy with an arts-based and somatic orientation
Integrative coaching in creative process and artistic practice
Arts-based facilitation and group work (both therapeutic and explorative/skill-building)
I am aware of what a long road it can be to find the right practitioner.
I offer a free consultation session so we can assess if we are a good fit for each other.
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All sessions are currently offered online.
Fees are quoted in Canadian Dollars.
In some cases, I may be able to offer in-person sessions and intensives.
Please contact me to discuss this option.
In an increasingly complex world, we are called to develop flexibility, resilience and creative responsibility, while constantly acknowledging and serving our relationship to the whole.
I do my best work supporting clients who possess intact curiosity and learning instincts yet find themselves navigating some sort of creative gridlock, be that in relationships, career, sexuality, artistic practice, intergenerational legacy or spirituality. I also thrive with clients wishing to deepen their experience of body and connect in new ways with their physicality in light of intergenerational trauma.
I draw on several modalities in my work with clients. Expressive Art Therapy is the linchpin of my practice. I add to this an attachment-informed approach that draws on both "bottom up" (somatic awareness, body-centred modalities) and "top down" (transformational coaching skills) to provide a full spectrum, responsive and deeply sensitive container for our work together. It is not necessary for clients to have prior skill or experience in the arts to engage in arts-based sessions and not all sessions need make use of this modality. I strive to bring a relational understanding of the creative process to my sessions, which are also informed by my own healing/growth journey and my professional practice as a visual artist.
$120 / hour
Sliding scale available. Please inquire for options.
Note: I currently do not work with insurance providers.
Arts-Based / Somatic Psychotherapy
Integrative Coaching in Creative Process
If you are looking to deepen a current creative practice or establish a new one, I offer an integrative coaching approach that draws on multiple disciplines to help you find your own unique state of flow and confidence. I will watch carefully for your existing strengths and skills, encourage them and together we will find innovative pathways through blockades, inertias and points of insecurity. I will guide you in exploring your own individual relationship to structure and discipline and how this fits into your current or emerging work. Together we will stand at the living edge of your creative process, gather information and expand into new territory.
$120 / 1.5 hours
Sexuality and Core Erotic Blueprints Coaching
Developed by noted American Sexologist, Jaiya Ma, the Core Erotic Blueprints are a map to understanding, healing and growing in our eroticism.
I offer this work in the form of coaching packages for individuals and couples.
I also offer this work in a group education format. Please contact me to find out when I am planning my next Blueprints group or workshop.
If you have any questions about this work, please contact me to schedule a complementary conversation where we can land on what might look best for you in our work together.
Alexandra brings a sophisticated, relational and holistic understanding of the creative process to her sessions.
She holds a masters degree in Expressive Arts Therapy and maintains an active professional studio practice/career as a visual artist (installation and textile sculpture). She is a Certified Core Erotic Blueprints Coach, has completed further education in Pre/Perinatal Attachment Therapy, and has a long history of personal practice in various body-centred modalities and therapies, on both sides of the client/therapist relationship.
She has worked with groups and individuals for the past 7 years researching the themes of phenomenology, the body and creative praxis. Her approach is grounded, pragmatic, and loving with a healthy respect for both the sacred and the irreverent. She likes to laugh and sometimes she swears.