Welcome to Holding it Together; an interdependent practise in mental health!

My name is Ander Negrazis, RP MEd. I provide individual and relationship psychotherapy & counselling to adults and youth, as well as consultation to mental health clinicians and educators. I take an Anti-Oppressive, Trauma-Informed, Accessible, De-Pathologizing, Neurodivergent-Affirming, Disability-Affirming approach to mental health and education. My focus is in the following areas:

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.

I hold an Hon. BA in Arts Informed Research and Critical Pedagogy from York University. With this interdisciplinary degree I drew from Studio Arts (Drawing & Printmaking), Gender Studies, Sexuality Studies, Women’s Studies, Critical Disability Studies, and Critical and Historical Sociology to study social movement histories, activist research, critical theory, community arts, and arts-informed research methodologies to develop an accessible research methodology and pedagogical approach using visual narrative.

Learning is always an ongoing process. I regularly engage in my own research, writing, illustration, and community organizing around neurodivergence and disability, gender, sexuality, and relationships, and creative praxes.

The work that I do is rooted in, and made possible through:

  1. Queer and Trans struggles, mad pride, psychiatric survivor, disability justice, autistic liberation, anti-capitalist, and anti-authoritarian ethics, 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.