What is Expressive Arts Therapy?
“Exploring one’s human experience through the arts.” - OEATA
Expressive Arts Therapy is an art-based approach to psychotherapy that engages and supports the client through a process of creative expression to help them reconnect with their inner resources. Expressive Arts Therapists offer interventions that integrate the use of visual arts, creative writing, drama, music, voice, and movement as catalysts for personal inquiry, discovery, and growth. – OEATA
In this unique therapeutic approach, the principles of “low skill high sensitivity” are embraced, creating an accessible and responsive practice where the therapist is a companion to the client’s expertise. Their lived experience becoming a shape-able medium and the artmaking a transformative form of alternate expression.