My name is Ander Negrazis RP MEd. I am a Registered Psychotherapist working along the intersections of Neurodivergence, Creativity, and Gender/Sexuality/Relationships. All of the work that I do is Trauma-informed. 

My psychotherapeutic philosophy is grounded in De-Pathologizing, Disability Justice, Intersectional Anti-Oppressive, Feminist, Anti-capitalist and Anti-Imperialist analyses and praxes.

The psychotherapeutic and psychoeducational modalities that draw upon in taking an integrative approach include Relational-Psychodynamic, Narrative, Somatic, Feminist, Existential, and Critical Pedagogy, and are grounded in an analysis of Trauma.

For more details about the overlapping areas of focus:

Educational Background and Credentials

I am a member of the College of Registered Psychotherapists of Ontario (CRPO). I completed my Masters of Education in Counselling Psychology at the Ontario Institute For Studies in Education (OISE) at the University of Toronto, where I focused my research, writing, and practice on developing depathologizing, queer and trans centered, disability and neurodivergent-centered therapeutic modalities and theoretical frameworks.

I hold an Hon. BA in Arts Informed Research and Critical Pedagogy from York University. This individualized studies degree allowed for an in-depth and rigorous interdisciplinary programme of study drawing together social movement history, activist research, critical theory, community arts, and arts-informed research methodologies from various disciplines such as Critical and Historical Sociology, Gender and Sexuality Studies, Women’s Studies, Critical Disability Studies, and Studio Arts (Drawing & Printmaking). My final honours thesis was the development and articulation of an accessible pedagogical tool and research methodology using visual narrative.

My current research interests include autistic mental health; the interdependent histories of autistic conversion “therapy” and gender & sexual conversion “therapy”; autistic-led knowledge and cultural production; the history and social organization of neurodisablism; the regulation of gender and sexuality; the role of neoliberalism, capitalism, and colonialism in the development of the helping professions; social, political consciousness and ethical reasoning; activist research methods; critical pedagogy; arts-informed research; disability arts.

To learn more about my research synthesis and conceptual analysis, see the following articles created in collaboration with autistic QT journalist Cassandra Kislenko.