Ontario Expressive Arts Therapy Association

What is Expressive Arts Therapy?

Expressive Arts Therapy is an intermodal arts-based approach to therapy that engages and supports the client through a process of creative expression to help them reconnect with their inner resources. Expressive Arts Therapists offer interventions that integrate the use of visual arts, creative writing, drama, music, voice and movement as catalysts for personal inquiry, discovery and growth.

More about Expressive Arts Therapy

Find an ExAT


Looking for an Expressive Arts Therapist (ExAT) or related arts-based practitioner?
Search our directory of OEATA members to find the right arts-based practitioner for you.

Join OEATA


The Ontario Expressive Arts Therapy Association serves as a professional association for Expressive Arts Therapists and related arts-based practitioners.

ExAT Training


Browse our list of Expressive Art Therapy training programs recognized by OEATA

OEATA’s Vision

OEATA champions the essential values of human imagination, creativity and the arts as integral pathways towards personal growth and wellness through the skilled and ethical practice of arts-based therapies. OEATA values and promotes equitable growth in mental health practice, education, social change, and community development.

OEATA’s Mission

OEATA is committed to develop, steward and promote the Expressive Arts Therapy profession and the interests of arts-based therapists. As the united voice of OEATA members, our Association serves to uphold high standards of competent, equitable, and ethical practice. OEATA strives to be inclusive in its membership and supports professional training, research, publications and promotion of arts-based therapies.

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