Our Team

The strength of our team is creativity, collaboration, and connection with complementary skill sets.  We share a purpose and passion for improving wellbeing through creativity. 

   

We are a trio of mental health professionals, who are dedicated to supporting others in their process of healing and personal growth using  creative, experiential and clinical approaches. 


Amanda and Kara are graduates of the Master of Arts in Counselling Psychology, are registered through the College of Registered Psychotherapists of Ontario and members of the Canadian Counselling and Psychotherapy Association.  Michelle is a Registered Social Services Worker with the Ontario College of Social Workers and Social Services Workers.


We enhance our professional training with decades of lived experience.

Amanda Wilson

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Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying)



 Amanda began her journey as a paramedic, starting this career in 2000. She joined a team that supports first responders manage the effects of their jobs. Amanda developed a keen interest in mental health, resilience, managing stress and change. This led to her taking on a part-time faculty position with Durham college, where she teaches Crisis Management to paramedic students. Amanda has not always worked in the field of therapy, but brings to it many skills and experiences in the areas of creative arts, graphic art and photography. 

Kara Pierson

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Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying)


  

 Kara has reinvented her professional self numerous times but has always worked as a helping professional; teacher, trainer, coach, humanitarian aid worker and now as a psychotherapist. Connecting in a meaningful way and helping others has become a way for her to construct meaning in her life. Creativity has been a theme throughout Kara’s career and personal life and she has seen how it is a valuable human resource. She brings creativity into her therapy practice so clients are less intimidated when exploring emotionally and they can get out of their heads and gain greater insight. 

Michelle James

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Office Coordinator 

and Program Assistant


Michelle's journey into the field of mental health and wellbeing began in 2013, as a volunteer looking to give back to a community that means a lot to her. Her time facilitating mental health support groups and workshops was so inspiring, it led her to return to school and get a diploma as a Social Services Worker. Having a background in English Literature, Writing and Retail Management, Michelle has found her perfect fit: promoting health and wellbeing by marrying creative techniques with standard mental health practices.