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:

Gender, Sexuality & Relationships

Neurodivergence & Disability

Creativity & Work-Life Balance

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:

  1. 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.
  2. My lived experience as an autistic, neurodivergent, disabled, queer and trans therapist, artist, and organizer.