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