Expressive Art Therapy

Expressive arts therapy, based on the idea that creative acts can be healing, is a form of psychotherapy that uses art as its primary form of communication. Generally employing multiple types of art in an integrated way (such as imagery, storytelling, drawing, dance, prose, painting, sculpture etc.), expressive arts therapy emphasizes the process of making art rather than the final product. Therapists practicing expressive arts therapy foster a supportive and empathetic relationship with their clients and help them to explore their creativity for its own sake and as a way to nurture personal growth.

Local experts in Expressive Art Therapy

Lisa Headings (she/her)

Licensed Professional Counselor Intern

Incorporating creativity into one’s life has been shown to positively affect mental health. With intermodal expressive arts, the options of creativity are as open as you need them to be. Movement, sound, visual art, and drama can all be incorporated into sessions and are often used together. I create a safe space for clients to engage in creative expressions and further deepen their understanding

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Sasha Rosenfels, MA, LMFT

Licensed Professional Counselor

With children, primarily, we will utilize creative modalities that the particular children feels most comfortable using when exploring and working to resolve issues that impact them.

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Desiree Stang

Licensed Professional Counselor Intern

Many times clients are able to expressive themselves more when able to do it in a different way other than words. I like to work with my client to see what works for them and help them to better express themselves.

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Casey Peddicord LPC, CFRC

Licensed Professional Counselor

LPC, CFRC

Sometimes it can be difficult to find the words that express your feelings, and often clients have suffered childhood and adult traumas. Having other ways to express feelings can help ease the pain and discomfort and give it an outlet. I provide my clients with an array of creative mediums and materials to facilitate this process.

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Melissa Yeary, LPC (she/her)

Licensed Professional Counselor

My training in Expressive Art Therapy supports your exploration of challenges and dreams with images, clay, sandtray, poetry, or movement. As a SoulCollage® facilitator, I offer groups and workshops at PCC and in private sessions. You are welcome to bring in your creative interests, and we will integrate creative expression into your process of self-exploration and change.

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