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Exploring Expressive Arts Therapy: An Introductory Workshop

The Living Arts Drama Therapy Institute presents

Facilitated by
Teresa Trout, MA, AMFT, Expressive Arts Therapist

Curious about using arts for healing, centering and self-discovery?
Tried talk therapy but still feeling stuck?

Are you ready to try therapy in action? 

Join us for this low-cost Expressive Arts Therapy Introductory Workshop!

In this 2.5 hour workshop, we will use a variety of creative art methods including visual arts, writing, movement and role playing to explore the arts as therapeutic tools. The expressive arts help us reignite our creative spirit, see our lives in new ways, and tap into powerful new resources for confronting life challenges. This experiential workshop is appropriate for both individuals seeking to learn more about Expressive Arts Therapy as well as professionals in the mental health field. This workshop will be a process-oriented workshop intended to provide a first-hand experience of the expressive arts. We invite you to join us and get a taste of the healing power of the arts.

No previous artistic experience is necessary.
Shy people are welcome!

Saturday, August 21, 2021
9:30am – Noon PST

COST: $25
BIPOC Discount Available (CODE: BIPOC)
Space is limited to 8 participants so reserve your spot today.

What is Expressive Arts Therapy?

Expressive Arts Therapy is an approach to counseling and group work that utilizes visual art, movement, music, writing, drama, and other forms of creative expression as a way to deepen self-exploration and understanding. This therapeutic approach places emphasis on the creative process rather than the product.

In this workshop, we will:

  • Explore our personal stories through creative arts processes
  • Learn tools to strengthen resilience during this difficult time
  • Rekindle our creativity, spontaneity, and resourcefulness

For more information contact:

Teresa Trout
(510) 595-5500, Ext 15

About the Facilitator:

Teresa Trout, MA is an Associate Marriage and Family Therapist at the Living Arts Counseling Center with a specialization in Expressive Arts Therapy. She has a B.A. in Visual Arts from UC San Diego and M.A. in Counseling Psychology from the California Institute of Integral Studies.  Teresa has a grounded, compassionate, playful, and creative personality as well as an abundant therapeutic toolbox to support others on their healing journey. She believes that healing happens when you can feel truly heard and seen, when you are able to share your stories, explore your struggles, and be met with love, compassion, and unconditional positive regard.

As an Expressive Arts Therapist, she likes to think outside the box and utilize the creative arts for healing. Teresa has worked in the fields of mental health and the arts for over 10 years serving a diverse range of youth and adults. As a psychotherapist and expressive arts therapist, she works with people of all backgrounds and lived experiences. She offers affirmative, knowledgeable, and trauma-informed services for individuals who are part of the LGBTQ+, BDSM/Kink, and Non-Traditional Relationship communities.

Supervised by Nicki Koethner, MFT (MFC#46109)

Contact: (510) 595-5500 | Ext 15 | | Check out Teresa’s complete bio!


August 21 @ 9:30 am - 12:00 pm

| $25


August 21
9:30 am - 12:00 pm
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