Since completing her Art Therapy degree in 1997, Nancy has worked with children, adolescents and adults in schools, women’s shelters, group homes and the Aboriginal Community in an effort to debrief traumatic events through the use of Art therapy. She works from an Attachment-based perspective.
In 2000, Nancy designed and coordinated an Art Therapy based program in Ottawa’s Aboriginal community. Funded by the Aboriginal Healing Foundation, the Project was designed to help overcome the inter-generational effects of Residential Schooling and increase understanding and communication within the family unit. The Program was named one of Canada’s 12 most effective projects.
Nancy presently runs a private practice and works through the Outreach Services of a first stage crisis shelter for women and children who are escaping domestic violence and abuse.
She also works for the Ministry of the Attorney General with Ontario Victim Services Quick Response Program and the Criminal Injuries Compensation Board of Ontario.
Nancy taught for the Canadian International Institute of Art Therapy in 2018 in Bangkok, Thailand and continues to give workshops for professionals in and out of the field.
Having been a printmaker for 20-years, Nancy now enjoys drawing, constructions, watercolours and making “stuff” with her two wonderful grandsons.