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Angela Sauve

Expressive Arts Therapist

My passions include art, people and culture. I love learning about people and the places they chose to call home. Everyone has a story and I long to hear it. I have been fortunate enough to travel to Malawi, Cambodia and Kolkata to work with people. Most recently I worked at a Crisis Recovery Centre in Kolkata, India directly with girls rescued from human trafficking and trained the staff how to utilize Expressive Arts principles in their existing practice.…

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Elke Rielah Scholz RP, REAT, MA


Third Edition Loving Your Life book , by award winning author,  Elke Scholz has everything to do with using art as a drug-free therapy to help youth and adults live life to the fullest as they navigate through life’s trials and tribulations, and maintain a clear and healthy mind, body and spirit.  …

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Ayana Spivak

MA Psychology, Expressive Arts Therapist, Dance/Movement Psychotherapist


Ayana’s favorite modality is Dance and Movement.

She is psychotherapist and group facilitator with over 15 years of experience in developing, organizing, and leading dance and expressive arts interventions with a great care of clients’ mental outlooks and physical well-beings

She possess MA in Psychology (Moscow State University of Psychology and Education, Russia), diplomas in Expressive Arts Therapy (The CREATE Institute, Toronto) and Dance/Movement Psychotherapy (Institute of Psychoanalysis and Practical Psychology, Moscow, Russia).…

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Lauren Stein

MA, BA, ATCL, Expressive Arts Practitioner, Improvisational Theatre Performer, Facilitator

Working within a framework of fun, Lauren believes that people have the capacity to play within any boundaries or stresses that life gives them. She tailors her practice to every individual and group she works with.

  • Master of Arts, Expressive Arts Therapy, European Graduate School
  • Bachelor of Arts, Drama, University of Guelph
  • Expressive Arts Therapy certification from ISIS Canada
  • Associate of Trinity College London, Speech and Drama, Trinity Guildhall
  • Professional Certification, Effective Communication, Trinity Guildhall
  • Master Improvisation Retreat and Per4mance New York Intensives, Artistic New Directions
  • Awarded a grant from the Canada Council for the Arts to travel to Australia and New Zealand to perform and teach improvisational theatre and story-telling
  • Written a book titled “Fun at Work: Improvisational Theatre as Expressive Arts Modality”

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Lesley Swartz RP, EXAT, MA

Expressive Arts Therapist, Registered Psychotherapist, M.Ed.

I am a registered psychotherapist and expressive arts therapist based in Toronto and have worked as a therapist both in private practice and at community agencies for over ten years. I am core teaching faculty at The CREATE institute and also have experience supervising therapists. I work with families, couples and individuals (children and adults) and have experience with people challenged by grief/loss, family/relationship conflicts, anxiety, depression, life transitions, stress, self-esteem, body image, trauma related struggles, creative blocks.…