Welcome to Holding it Together; a collaborative, inter-disciplinary private practice in mental health!
My name is Ander Negrazis, RP MEd and I offer individual and relationship psychotherapy and counselling to adults and youth, as well as consultation and clinical supervision to mental health professionals and educators.
My primary areas of focus are:
My therapeutic approach is relational, integrative, collaborative, and take an anti-oppressive, systemic-informed relational trauma-focussed approache drawing from: Emotions-Focussed, Narrative, Cognitive Behavioural, Mindfulness, Dialectical Behavioural, and Creative and Expressive Arts therapeutic modalities.
I take an Anti-Oppressive, Trauma-Informed, De-Pathologizing, Neurodivergent-Affirming, Accessible, Disability-Affirming approach to mental health and education.
Educational Background and Credentials
I am a Registered Psychotherapist with the College of Registered Psychotherapists of Ontario (CRPO). I completed my Masters of Education in Counselling Psychology at U of T, where I focussed on de-pathologizing, queer and trans affirming, disability and neurodivergent-affirming therapy at the intersection between mental health and education.
My Hon. BA is in Arts Informed Research and Critical Pedagogy from York University, drawing from a variety of disciplines: Studio Arts (Drawing & Printmaking), Gender & Sexuality & Women’s Studies, Disability Studies, and mostly Critical and Historical Sociology – Social Movement History, Activist Research & Critical Theory, Community Arts and Arts-Informed Research Methodologies, through which I worked on language-ing visual narrative as an enactionable intervention.
Learning is always an ongoing process. I engage in a regular practise of inter-dependent research, writing, and illustration, and community organizing. I am often thinking about ways to re-distribute power, resources, share capacities, and de-centralize power and privileges that I am afforded by my (temporarily) able-bodied-ness, my white-ness, and professional class status.
The work that I do is rooted in, and made possible through:
- Queer and Trans struggles, mad pride, radical disability, neurodivergent, anti-capitalist, and anti-authoritarian ethics, indigenous and anti-racist, de-colonizing work, popular education, critical pedagogy, collaborative creation and community arts, community based action research and other political activist research methodologies.
- My lived experience as an autistic, neurodivergent, disabled, queer and trans therapist, artist, and organizer.