Myra Rados is a Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying) and is a Professional Art Therapist, DTATI. She obtained her Masters’ Level Diploma from the Toronto Art Therapy Institute in Toronto (TATI), Ontario—the first recognized private art therapy program founded by Dr. Martin Fischer in 1968.Myra holds an Hon. B.Sc. Degree in Psychology from the UofT and a Masters’ Level Certificate in Adult Education from OISE, Toronto. She practices under the supervision of Dr. Tiffany Hunt at WNPC in Beamsville, Ontario.
Myra provides a comprehensive range of psychotherapeutic and psychodynamic art therapy approaches for children, adults and families. She offersgroups and individuals art therapy who suffer from severe mental illness, anxiety, grief and loss, trauma, existential crises and specializes in workplace mental health for the prevention and mitigation of mild-to-moderate work-stress and anxiety for frontline employees.
Since 2017, she has practiced at two mental health agencies (children and adolescents), a community care centre for developmentally delayed clients (adults), in hospital (in-acute care/out-patient care for children, adolescents and adults/seniors), and she has serviced woman’s shelters and a community arts centre working with children and adults/seniors. She continues to work at a residence for the care of severe mental illness, and provides both in-person and virtual care at the practice (WNPC).
Myra pioneered the first Brief Mindfulness Art Therapy (Brief-MAT) intervention for critical incident stress in Canada (2019); combining recent research about workplace mental health, brief group therapy, positive psychology interventions (PPIs) (mindfulness and self-compassion) and art therapy for police members and frontline employees in Canada. She was awarded the Gilda Grossman Award (2021) for her work in this field, called the Healthy Minds at Work Project.
Myra also offers arts-based assessments for children and adults, and she will be training in MARI® (Mandala Assessment Research Instrument) this Fall, which is a psychological assessment tool to treat trauma and aspects of individual consciousness/unconsciousness states/stages. MARI is applied in art and sandplay therapy, too. She will also be commencing her training in Mindfulness-Based Chronic Pain Management at the NeuroNova Centre in the winter of 2022, founded by psychiatrist Dr. Jackie Gardener-Nix.
NEW: Given the COVID-19 pandemic, in addition to providing in person appointments, we are providing psychology services online using a secure internet-based video program as well as by phone. We currently have varying waitlists as we have expanded our hours to accommodate the increased demand in Mental Health Services.