Expressive arts therapy

03 / Expressive arts therapy

I offer therapy sessions for children, adolescents, and adults. No artistic talent is necessary for these sessions to be successful. Anyone can enjoy the benefits of expressive art therapy, and I am happy to adapt this inter-modal approach to meet each individual’s interests and strengths. I work with the following modalities in these sessions:

What is Expressive arts therapy (EXA)?

EXA uses creative modalities (e.g., music, visual arts, dance-movement, drama, and writing) to promote mental, emotional, psychological, and physical well-being. No artistic talent is necessary for these sessions to be successful. The therapeutic process is not about esthetic value but the expressive aspect. It is about finding associations between your creative choices and your inner life.

The Process

EXA is an opportunity to communicate with yourself through a holistic approach, applying each of the artistic disciplines. This process gives you the freedom to be without judgment. You can express yourself in movement, color, clay, or ritual as needed. In this process, the creative self opens up and feels heard. This allows new feelings, thoughts, and insights to emerge and reveals anew state of consciousness through the creative process. 


Through EXA, we create a safe setting where you can open up and share your internal conflicts. Then, we share in the creative process without judging nor over-interpreting the work. This enables you to make your own discoveries along the way. I offer empathetic support as a companion on your journey. I know that each of my clients has the capacity to find their own answers, and I am here to help.

Digital arts therapy

04 / Digital arts

I offer digital arts interventions to enhance my EXA sessions. Through these sessions, I invite you to create your project with different forms of technology-based media. I can apply the following modalities for anyone interested in exploring the multimedia arts.

My digital art therapy approach

This newer version of art therapy, this includes all forms of technology-based media, which can be used as a form of self-expression. It works particularly well for those “digital natives” for whom computers have always formed part of their life experience and can be picked up anytime and anywhere as a style of self-care.

The process

As of today, almost every aspect of our lives is shaped, mediated, and informed by the conspicuous – and often beneficial –nature of digital technology. An especially important implication of this twenty-first century shift is the use of these newly-available tools and techniques which can promote therapeutic outcomes, and offer new opportunities for communication, self-expression, and authentic connection.


My Ph.D. research journey has been eye-opening, to say the least. The process educated both my ASD clients and myself on a rich range of topics. These experiences did more than deepen my understanding as a therapist and a human being. They offered useful insights for therapists working with individuals on the autism spectrum and those otherwise touched by this condition.

Watch the video presentation to discover more about my Digital Arts Therapy research practice with autism.