Expressive Art Therapy

What is expressive art therapy?

“Expressive arts therapy (EXA) is a way of using the arts to help people with a variety of challenges; whether they be psychological, emotional, behavioural, or associated with life traumas, relationships or transitions. EXA assumes that everyone has the capacity to respond creatively to the situations that they find themselves in.” – CREATE Institute

Who is expressive art therapy for?

Anyone! Everyone has the capacity to respond to in a creative ways to the situations they find themselves in. You do not need to “be an artist” or have any prior experience with artistic or creative processes. Zoe will work with individuals who are 12 years old and up. Minors will require a consent form completed by their guardians.

What does it mean to work with a practicum student?

Working with a practicum student means that you are working with someone who is still in training in Expressive Arts Therapies. Students are still honing their clinical and professional skills. A practicum student has oversight from a Clinical Supervisor who supports them with session development, treatment plans, and provides ongoing training and support. Without using identifying information some of the things you bring to session will be discussed with the Clinical Supervisor to ensure you get the best care possible.

I think this might be a good fit for me or something I want to try. What next?

Complete the intake form linked here:

Zoe will be in touch to set up a consult where we will discuss what you are looking for and how she can best support you.

Zoe Chaytors

Zoe (she/her) is a registered Social Worker who currently resides on Treaty 6 Territory in Edmonton, Alberta where she grew up. Her passions in life are dichotomous. She loves to work with other people in helping capacities and seeks out solitude in nature as often as she can. She has been working with SSUC and Emberwood since 2018 and is eager to embark on a new role in these communities. In her spare time, Zoe enjoys curling up on the couch with a good book and her two cats, Benny and Joon. She can often be found exploring Mill Creek Ravine on foot or by bike. Zoe has just started school for Expressive Art Therapies and will be completing her practicum by offering individual and group sessions in this community.