How Expressive Arts Therapy Can Help You 

We all go through difficult times in life when our heart feels broken, our options feel limited and the obstacles in our path keep us from living in peace. During these challenging times, an Expressive Arts Therapist can help you re-connect with your creativity, inner wisdom and shine a light upon your beauty, strength, hope and resilience.

Art making belongs to us all and can be a powerful tool for personal reflection, relaxation and self-discovery. Both the creative process and artworks created are approached with reverence, non-judgement and curiosity.

 

Working with an Expressive Arts Therapist can help you:

  • Feel supported in authentic expression

  • Deepen your understanding of yourself and your needs

  • Learn new coping skills

  • Gain new perspectives for problem solving

  • Cultivate a tolerance for uncertainty and the unknown

  • Invite spontaneity, fun and creative play

  • Cultivate self-love, compassion and acceptance

  • Develop a sense of hope and resilience

We paint, draw and play with clay; we write poetry, make music or move to encourage playfulness, curiosity and an openness to new possibilities. The infinite power of our imagination allows us to communicate through the body using the colorful language of the arts.

 

We use our voice, our hands and our hearts to tell stories of what was, what is and what can be. We create about beauty and despair, about the darkness and the light. We imagine our way forward, shaping our own images and in return we allow them to nurture and guide us.

Individual and Group Sessions Available

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Contact me today to discuss how I can best support you and your loved ones.

Meet Natalie Cruz, MA,

Artist & Expressive Arts Therapist

My love of the arts, nature and authentic connection are what fuel my passion to support individuals of all ages.

It is my goal to create a warm, compassionate and creative environment where you can feel safe to express yourself and explore your inner resources to create the life that you want.

Natalie S. Cruz, MA, Expressive Arts Therapist

Natalie@thedancingcanvas.com

858-692-3443

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