Maggie's Toronto: Individual Expressive Arts Therapy Sessions
We're excited to partner with student therapists Celina Lucarelli, Jasper Jay Bryan and partners from Hospice Toronto to offer individual sessions of Expressive Arts Therapy to our community!
What is Expressive Arts Therapy?
Expressive arts therapy is a way of using the arts (visual, writing, drama, dance, music, and more) to bring out strengths and change how we relate to ourselves and our lives. You can choose how our sessions look, whether you want to bring in the arts, or just talk. Art experience is not necessary. *Art supplies are not necessary - we will work with any materials you have on hand!*
These sessions will be offered at no-cost to current and former sex workers in the Toronto & GTA area. We are prioritizing applicants from marginalized groups (Queer/Trans, Black and Indigenous Communities of Colour [QT/BIPOC]) who face significant systemic barriers to accessing these types of services. Eligible applicants will qualify for 1-8 sessions depending on their needs. Appointments will be provided through Zoom or phone calls. Please note that this is a short-term service and we cannot guarantee that we will be able to offer the service to everyone who applies.
Following the approval of your form, we will reach out to arrange a call to discuss your needs and expectations for the sessions.
Hospice Toronto Student Therapists (**Accepting New Clients)
This team has lead our Expressive Arts Therapy group programs and are now accepting individual clients! Hospice Toronto operates from a place of compassionate and non-judgemental care to provide quality therapy services to communities including sex workers.
About Celina Lucarelli (**Wait List)
Celina is a queer artist living and creating in Toronto. Their work as an expressive arts psychotherapist constantly engages them in the discovery of healing as an art form. This takes shape in their artwork, meant to tempt the human heart into a love affair with the wild world. By binding magical ecology with the mundane Celina aims to call out the warrior in all beings. They are fighting for a radical re-imagining of our existence and relationships with one another, systems of power and the earth. Each of their creations holds the desire to transform, and breathe life into the light of the human soul. You can find their work @celinas.blade on Instagram. Their approach to Expressive Arts Psychotherapy is deeply rooted in the earth's knowledge, anti-oppressive frameworks, trauma informed care and collective collaboration. Alongside their work as a psychotherapist they also manage three Art's Market locations in Toronto, are the Art Producer for the Ontario Regional Burning Man event, Hyperborea and are a resident artist with the environmental nonprofit Greener Futures. If they’re not working away on those you can find them in the woods, in the water or dancing underneath the full moon.
About Jasper Jay Bryan (**Wait List)
Jasper Jay Bryan is a queer, trans expressive arts therapy student with lived experience of sex work. He loves art of all kinds, and does creative peer support work in Toronto’s 2SLGBTQIA+community. Jasper works from an anti-oppressive, social justice perspective. He believes that everybody is the ‘expert’ on their own life, and values diversity, equity, justice, sex positivity, intersectionality, compassion, and harm reduction perspectives. He has training in expressive arts therapy, narrative therapy, harm reduction, and crisis intervention.
Intake & Eligibility Questions
These are a few questions to help us understand your needs and expectations for the sessions.
Your name (doesn't need to be your legal name. This is the name that will be shared with the facilitators)
Please enter a valid phone number.
Do you agree with Maggie's mandate & principles? (stated above)
Are you located in Toronto/GTA? (depending on capacity, we may be able to offer this service to folks outside of this area, but within Ontario)
We are prioritizing applicants who are Queer/Trans, Black and Indigenous Communities of Colour (QT/BIPOC).Please tell us how you identify.
What supports do you currently have in place? (e.g. therapist, groups, communities, mental health professionals and services, close friends, chosen family)
Which therapist would you like to work with?
Celina Lucarelli (Wait list -currently at full client capacity)
Jasper Jay Bryan (Wait list -currently at full client capacity)
Hospice Toronto student therapists (Accepting new clients)
What are you hoping to get from these sessions?
Have you had any experiences with the arts in the past (visual, music, theatre, writing, dancing, singing in the shower)? Note, that no experience is necessary! We're just asking so that we can tailor our sessions to our clients.
Is there any other information/comments that you would like to provide?
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