Cyndi Gray Williams, MSW., RSW., DVATI., RCAT., SEP.
is a Master’s Prepared Clinical Social Worker, Registered Social Worker and Registered Art and Trauma Therapist with nearly two decades of experience.
In her early professional years Cyndi worked at Isabel Johnson Shelter, Regina Sexual Assault Center and Mental Health Services. In time, her attention shifted to harm reduction and the benefits of art for vulnerable individuals. When she became involved with AIDS Programs South Saskatchewan Cyndi was selected as one of twelve Canadians to be trained in Body Mapping. Her developing skill base proved beneficial during her years at Dale's House while her attention was on her Master's Degree in Social Work.
After she had completed her Master's Degree, Ranch Ehrlo Society offered Cyndi an opportunity to work with individuals, families, groups and communities. During her eight years at the agency she delivered groups, supported social work students in their learning, mentored staff members, led treatment focused educational programs, and was a traveling student art therapist. Cyndi incorporated a dog into her work learning the value animals bring to people's lives. She served on several volunteer boards becoming a trainer in Suicide Prevention, and youth focus groups. She headed Body Mapping groups for teens living with trauma. During her art therapy training Cyndi took pride in delivering art therapy services to those living with developmental, intellectual and varying abilities. Clinical observations, face to face counselling, preparing and delivering written assessments and presenting findings to funding agencies were components of Cyndi's work.
Change equates personal and professional growth. After eight years with Ranch Ehrlo Society, Cyndi followed her passion for art and education in her dream to work solely as an Art Therapist. In late 2014, she and her partner, Jim moved to Yorkton where she initially worked out of the SIGN building on Broadway Avenue. A year later Jim renovated the site where Cyndi now holds her practice located at 10 Broadway Avenue East in Yorkton.
It was a natural progression for Cyndi to advance her knowledge in the three year Somatic Experiencing Trauma Resolution program. Additionally, she recently moved from a Certified to a Registered Art Therapist. Needless to say Cyndi is a passionate learner who now has dogs and cats in her practice. She is a Somatic Art Therapist who applies a ground up, mind body focus connecting the individual to their life force through art.
Meet Cyndi Gray
Cyndi Gray Williams
MSW., RSW., DVATI., RCAT., SEP.