About Me

Ayana SpivakLSG_002

Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying) #007821

MA Psychology

Dance/Movement Psychotherapy

Expressive Arts Therapy



Hello and welcome!

A few words about my background that may help you to know me better.

  • Background and Education:

I graduated from Moscow State University of Psychology & Education with a Masters degree in  Psychology and continued my education as a Dance Movement Psychotherapist at Institute of Practical Psychology and Psychoanalysis (Moscow, Russia). later I became an Expressive Arts Therapist at The CREATE Institute (Creative Integrative Arts Therapies Training Program ) in Toronto, Canada.  I have been working with groups and individuals in various contests (psychotherapy, business consulting and dance-teaching) since 1994. I speak both English and Russian.

  • My clients:

Working with individuals, I provide talking and Art-based psychotherapy for children and adults.  In addition, I collaborate with various social agencies providing Dance Movement and Expressive Arts Therapy  for groups of seniors, individuals with ambulatory disabilities and population with Mental Health and Developmental disorders.

  • My approach:

In my work, I focus on both long-supporting and short-term result-oriented therapy for individuals and groups. Based on humanistic and client-centered approach I implement the methods of Dance/Movement Psychotherapy and Expressive Arts Therapy.

  • Professional Affiliations:

I am registered with the College of Registered Psychotherapists of Ontario (Qualifying, #0078210). I am  a Board Member and Ontario Representative of DMTAC (Dance/Movement Therapy Association of Canada),  a professional member of OEATA (Ontario Expressive Arts Therapy Association), and  DMTA (Dance Movement Therapy Association of Russia).

  • Connect:

My office is located in Richmond Hill (GTA, Ontario, Canada). You can contact me by email: ayanadmt@gmail.com  or phone: +1 416 939 5001

You are welcome to contact me to arrange an introduction session.

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