Expressive Arts

Expressive arts therapy is a type of therapy that incorporates various art modalities (dance/movement, visual art, drama, writing) to find a critical language to express and contain what often feels inexpressible and overwhelming.  Because of this, this way of working is especially powerful and useful for those who have been through trauma.  Trauma can include any life threatening or dangerous situation, including child abuse.

I provide expressive arts trainings to other professionals wishing to integrate expressive arts therapy into their work with children and teens who have been through trauma and/or abuse.  In addition to this, I have a special passion for providing expressive arts groups for other professionals in community mental health who work directly with people who have been traumatized in order to address the affects of burnout and compassion fatigue.

Community agencies I have provided trainings for have included A Better Way family and child agency, East Bay Agency for Children (EBAC), Child Abuse Prevention program (CAP) and Child and Family Services of Vallejo.

I also provide individual supervision to therapist interns as well as consultation to therapists who wish to broaden their skills to include expressive arts therapies.

Please contact me to schedule an appointment.