Purple Carrots Coaching

We offer a multitude of one-on-one arts-based services such as skill building, counselling and expressive arts therapeutic sessions for children, youth, and adults of the Purple Carrots community – yes, that includes parents, siblings, caregivers & support!

Sessions are led by members of our multidisciplinary staff team at Purple Carrots Drama Studio, who are available for bookings in their specialized area of expertise or study. These private sessions will focus on developing and addressing an individual’s particular skills, interests, or goals, by using the arts within a concentrated counselling or coaching session.

With a multi-talented team of Facilitators, Artists, Educators, Therapists and Counsellors, we aim to ensure that there is something for everyone, and that our individual programming and service options at Purple Carrots Counselling are strength-based, goal oriented, and as beautifully diverse as the community we serve.

Take a look at the list of our professionals and the services they offer below!

Purple Carrots Coaching Directory

Expressive Arts Therapist, Educator, and Improvisor

Alana Perri

Alana Perri is an Expressive Arts Therapist, Educator, and Improvisor as well as, the Executive Director and Owner of Purple Carrots Drama Studio, and she is always willing to play, share, and explore!

Alana Perri is an Expressive Arts Therapist & Educator, Improvisor, and Baker. She has worked alongside populations experiencing life-altering situations, grief, bereavement, transition, living in palliative & hospice care, emotional regulation, as well as, simply coping with the struggles of everyday life. Additionally, she’s been acting and improvising ever since she could say ‘yes and’!

She is the Executive Director & Owner of Purple Carrots Drama Studio (Canada), providing Arts-based programming specialized in diverse neurological & physical abilities. Previously, she was a part of the Expressive Arts facilitation team at Mohawk College; educating students on the topic of integrating Expressive Arts into treatment for those living with Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder. She then returned to her Alma Mater, in the Dramatic Arts Department at Brock University as faculty, facilitating the course Movement: Applications for Education & Theatre.

Alana's goal is to educate & provide Expressive Arts to anyone willing to play, share, and explore!
She is a professional member in good standing with the Ontario Expressive Arts Therapy Association.

SERVICES
Improv 101
Expressive Arts Therapy

PRICING
IMPROV $60 per hour session
EXAT $100 per hour session*
*financing options available

AVAILABILITY
Monday (10a-6p), Tuesday (10a-6p), Wednesday (am only)
Virtual programming available

Theatre Artist and Child & Youth Counsellor

Eliza Martin

Eliza Martin is a Toronto based actor, writer, arts educator and award-winning solo performer.

*CURRENTLY NOT ACCEPTING CLIENTS*

Eliza is a theatre artist and child and youth care practitioner (M.A. CYC). She offers one-on-one creative skill building services for all ages, as well as therapeutic services for children and youth. Eliza offers child and youth counselling, as well as emotional regulation skill building using arts-based, mindfulness-based, and nature-based interventions for neurodivergent and neurotypical individuals. Eliza's approach to therapeutic work is deeply relational, strength-based, and trauma-informed.

SERVICES
Child and Youth Counselling*
Emotional Regulation Skill building
Therapeutic Dramatic Play*
Therapeutic Nature Exploration
Therapeutic Clowning*
Monologue Coaching
Monologue Composition
Solo Theatre Show Creation

*available to ages 18 and under ONLY

PRICING
Counselling: $70 per hour
Drama coaching services: $60 per hour
Sliding scale available

AVAILABILITY
Tuesdays 5-9 PM and Fridays 1:30pm-6:30 PM, or upon request
Virtual sessions available - hours available upon request

Theatre Artist and Coach

Jordan Campbell

Jordan Campbell is a theatre and dance artist offering one-on-one coaching and training sessions to develop skills in acting, movement/dance, voice, mindfulness and creation.

Jordan Campbell is a theatre and dance artist offering one-on-one coaching and training sessions to develop skills in acting, movement/dance, voice, mindfulness and creation. In over four years with Purple Carrots, Jordan has gained extensive experience working with a wide range of neurodiverse children and youth; developing their skills as performers and actors, as well as working on social skills. He's picked up and practised Expressive Arts techniques through Purple Carrots, as well as his own personal therapy and an introductory course with the European Graduate School. Jordan has also worked as a filmmaker in his own practise and with Purple Carrots students, and can facilitate the creation of a film to explore acting, creation or social skills.
Jordan is excited to share his breadth of experience in the arts with Purple Carrots students in this counselling format.

SERVICES
One-on-one training/coaching sessions in theatre, dance, movement, voice, acting, relaxation/meditation
Expressive arts techniques
Creative skill building (developing skills as a performance creator)
Creative problem solving (working through social challenges)
Film Creation: work with me to create a solo film project

PRICING
$80 per session
Sliding scale available

AVAILABILITY
Upon request
Virtual sessions available

Expressive Arts Therapist, Visual Artist & Community Collaborator

Georgia Fullerton

Georgia Fullerton is a professional Visual Artist, Expressive Arts Therapist, Public Speaker and Community Collaborator.

Georgia Fullerton is a professional Visual Artist, Expressive Arts Therapist, Public Speaker and Community Collaborator. She is a board member for The Robert McLaughlin Gallery and sits on the Program Advisory Committee for the School of Media Art & Design at Durham Colleges’ Oshawa campus. Engaging all sides of her creative prowess Georgia loves to live artfully and believes in empathy and artmaking as life skills.

SERVICES
Expressive Arts Therapy
DBT Skills Coaching

PRICING
EXAT - $110 / one hour session
DBT - $40 / 30-minute session
Sliding Scale Available

AVAILABILITY
Available Upon Request
Online sessions

Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying), Music Therapist, Certified Sound Therapy Practitioner, Yoga & Meditation Instructor, Singer-Songwriter

Michaela Bekenn

Michaela Bekenn (she/her/they) is a Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying), music therapist, certified sound therapy practitioner, yoga instructor, meditation guide, and singer-songwriter.

Michaela Bekenn (she/her/they) is a Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying), music therapist, certified sound therapy practitioner, yoga instructor, meditation guide, and singer-songwriter. She holds a Bachelor of Arts from the University of Toronto and a Master of Music Therapy from Wilfrid Laurier University. Michaela is a member of the College of Registered Psychotherapists of Ontario (CRPO) and the Canadian Association of Music Therapists (CAMT). She is a certified facilitator of Compassion-Based Resilience Training and mindfulness for stress reduction, addiction recovery, and chronic pain. Michaela is committed to upholding an approach to care that is anti-racist, anti-oppressive, trauma-informed, client-centered, resource-oriented, and 2SLGBTQIA+ positive. Michaela brings an eclectic, intuitive, and playful essence to her practice, drawing on her extensive interdisciplinary training in theatre, music, dance, community arts, energy work, and holistic wellness. For many years, Michaela has supported individuals and groups across the lifespan, including neurodiverse youth and adults, women’s circles, elders, and corporate teams. Her music therapy and psychotherapy practice spans settings such as paediatric rehabilitation, long-term care, oncology, and palliative
care. Michaela compassionately journeys alongside individuals navigating anxiety, depression, trauma, complex grief, burnout, chronic pain, systemic oppression, low self-esteem, and relationship challenges. She is passionate for integrative approaches to health, rooted in community and anchored within a framework of social justice and collective liberation. Michaela strives to create a welcoming space for her clients of all identities to tell their stories and move toward their personal goals/hopes while feeling seen, nourished, and empowered.

SERVICES (available in-home and virtually)
Psychotherapy (verbal and music therapy based approaches)
Sound Therapy (customized sound baths)
Voice Work (find your authentic voice, intuitive singing lessons)
Yoga (gentle, stretch-based, flow)
Dance (expressing emotion and telling stories through movement)
Meditation and Mindfulness (breath work, cultivating focus and present-moment awareness)

PRICING (1:1 arts-based mentorship)
$90 per hour session (virtual)
$100 per hour session (in person)

PRICING (psychotherapy)
$150/h (50 minutes)*
*limited sliding scale spots available, starting at $120/h (50 minutes)
*please check with your insurance provider if psychotherapy is covered under your insurance plan*

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Theatre Artist & Coach and Yoga Practitioner

Stephanie Neale

Stephanie Neale is an actor, comedian and writer offering one-on-one voice acting coaching sessions and other 1:1 services.

Stephanie Neale is an actor, comedian and writer offering one-on-one voice acting coaching sessions. She has vast experience in auditioning for animation, commercial, and video games, and is currently voicing a role in an animated film in Toronto. She is excited to share her expertise in audition techniques, crafting demo reels and script analysis through her teaching. With a background in theatre and yoga, she is excited to share her love for performing and acting while always staying connected to the breath and remaining grounded. As someone who is regularly performing stand up, Stephanie is passionate about always bringing a sense of play and humour into the work! She looks forward to what she can bring to the Purple Carrots Crew!

SERVICES
1:1 training/coaching sessions in:
Comedy & Stand-up*
Theatre/Acting**
Yoga & Movement*
Voice-acting**
Relaxation/Meditation*
Audition and Self-Tape Preparation**

PRICING
*$50 per 1 hour session
**$80 per 1 hour session
Sliding scale available

AVAILABILITY
Upon request
Virtual sessions available

DISCLAIMER: NOT all Coaching/Counselling Professionals provide psychotherapy services.

In-Person services Available
Virtual Services Available via Zoom

Counselling services will not be available on National holidays or during office closures.
Availability is dependent on each professionals schedule.
Confirmation & reminders will be sent via email with your appointment dates & time.

CANCELLATION POLICY: If you need to cancel your appointment, please notify us no later than 24 hours before your appointment. Please see our detailed cancellation policy below.

ADDITIONAL FEES: all transactions will include a non-negotiable & non-refundable 10% administrative fee + 13% HST*
*psychotherapy services are exempt from HST

Cancellation Policy

Self-employed counsellors, coaches, and therapists don’t receive a regular salary, which means frequent cancellations limit their income. You will see that many professionals therefore ask for 24 hours’ notice as this typically allows us enough time to offer that spot to another client and ensure consistent service. As coaching, counselling and therapy are commitments on the part of both the professional and the client, we have the following policies in place. Please be advised that your coaching/counselling professional may have a different policy than our general Purple Carrots Coaching policies, it is your responsibility to agree upon this with your counselling professional during your intake meeting. If a separate cancellation policy is not provided, please refer to the policy stated below.

POLICY

If a cancellation occurs with less than 24 hours’ notice, this is considered a late cancellation and you will charged the full fee of the appointment. This payment is due on the same day of the scheduled appointment.

If the session is not cancelled but you do not show, this will be considered a missed appointment and we will charge the full fee of the appointment. This payment is due on the same day of the scheduled appointment.

EXCEPTIONS

We can appreciate that emergencies do arise and do not always allow for 24-hour notice. In the case of a medical emergency, we will waive the above policy and not expect payment for a missed appointment. Exceptions are made on a case-by-case basis and may not always be made.

Please note that appointment reminders are sent by e-mail. However, this is simply a courtesy as technology has its flaws; therefore, clients are still expected to keep track of their own appointments.

OUR COMMITMENT TO YOU

In keeping consistent with our own policies, we will also provide at least 24 hours’ notice if we need to cancel your appointment. However, we are also not immune to emergencies and will do our absolute best to notify you as soon as possible should we need to cancel last minute.

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