Maria Teresa Hernandez BA, DTATI, RCAT, RP

Maria Teresa is a Registered Canadian Art Therapist and Artist. She has been practicing at the YWCA Toronto for 8 years, facilitating groups for women (who have experienced violence and for women who have mental health challenges). She works through discussion, expressive arts therapy interventions, mindfulness and body-based awareness practices. Maria has been a supervisor for Art Therapy students from the Toronto Art Therapy Institute and the CREATE Institute.

For her private practice, Maria Teresa has created expressive arts programs for health and wellbeing with an emphasis in mindfulness and movement.

Maria Teresa earned a Master’s degree in Fine Arts at the National University of Mexico UNAM, and a BA in Graphic Design at the Metropolitan University UAM, Mexico. In 2011, she completed the Graduate Diploma Program in Art Therapy at the Toronto Art Therapy Institute. Maria Teresa is a member of the College of Registered Psychotherapists of Ontario. She is also a certified Yoga teacher. For more than 15 years, she has been studying and practicing Mindfulness at the Mindfulness Centre in Oakville. She includes Mindfulness in all her art therapy groups. Maria Teresa is a level 1 Sensorimotor Psychotherapy graduate at the Sensorimotor Psychotherapy Institute. Currently she is assisting in the level 1 Training Program in the same Institute.

Maria Teresa has participated nationally and internationally in more than 20 solo art-shows (Including three museums in Mexico: La Tallera National Institute of Fine Arts, Casa Trotsky, and Casa del Poeta) and numerous group shows. Since 2011 she has been a member of the Propeller Centre for the Visual Arts in the Queen Street West Gallery District.