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DeAnn deGruijter

MFA Theatre Performance + Education, Registered EXA Practitioner + Consultant, Performer + Voice Artist

DeAnn is a theatre-based Expressive Arts Practitioner incorporating play, whimsy, spirituality, mindfulness and somatic listening and release. She is coordinator and faculty at the Haliburton School of Art and Design and holds a Master’s degree in performance and education with a specialist in EXA. DeAnn offers classes, workshops and courses for adults and youth with a special fondness for seniors and those in memory care and their providers.…

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Michelle Denis, RP, ExAT

Registered Psychotherapist, Expressive Arts Therapist and Hand in Hand Parenting Professional

As an Expressive Arts Therapist, I encourage gentle and curious observation of the inner somatic, sensory and emotional experience during the artistic process, as a way to deepen self understanding and acceptance, and to find resolution and healing from your own body wisdom. The artistic process becomes both a container for the work, and a vehicle of expression, creativity and healing.…

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Danielle Dickson, EXAT, RTC, RYT

Expressive Arts Therapist

Through my work as an Expressive Arts Therapist, I invite people to explore their authentic expression while providing a supportive environment for growth and expansion. My expressive arts practice weaves together mindfulness, nature based therapies, somatic oriented approaches and internal family systems theory. I consider art to have the power to support healing which I have observed can also lead to moments of surprise, empathy, empowerment and enriching self discoveries.…

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Luci Dilkus, MFA,

Expressive Arts Therapist

Hi! I am a certified Expressive Arts Therapist, a graduate from the CREATE Institute, Toronto, offering arts-based programming to adult/senior groups and to kids, and Expressive Arts therapy to groups, individuals or dyads (couples, siblings…);  online, in person, or outdoors;  fee is on a sliding scale, $40-150.    My approach is playful, relational and client centered.  I’m a strong advocate for creating from whatever is available. …

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Jacqueline Dover

Registered Nurse, Expressive Arts Therapist-in-Training

Jacqueline (“Jacquie”) Dover is a Registered Nurse with the College of Nurses of Ontario (CNO) specializing in mindfulness-based practices, integrative health, and expressive arts therapy. She is also a registered yoga teacher.

Jacquie holds a Bachelor of Science in Nursing from Toronto Metropolitan University (formerly Ryerson University) and a Master of Health Science Degree in Health Promotion from the University of Toronto.…

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Helen Drew

Student Expressive Arts Therapist

Hello! I am an artist and seeker who has spent her life looking for “her place” in the world. I am very familiar with the feeling of never quite fitting. I have made it my life’s work to create places and spaces that nurture my soul, my art, and healing. As an expressive arts therapist, it is my joy to co-create spaces like this for others to find their own place of refuge, re-discovery, recovery, and healing.…

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Miriam Duff

Expressive Arts & Counselling Therapist

Miriam Duff is a Canadian Certified Counsellor (CCC) and has a Diploma in Expressive Arts Therapy (2019). She is trained in EMDR Therapy, Basic and Advanced (R-TEP & G-TEP) and also has training in  Mindful Self-Compassion (2016). She is a strong believer in the healing power of the arts and the self in the natural world.  …

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Angela Duntsch, Dipl. EXAT

Dipl. EXAT

I offer expressive arts workshops.

Art is Relating and Relating is an Art (This can be a family or partner workshop)
More Juggling, Less Struggling (a juggling workshop including juggling balls, Diabolos and Flower sticks, making your own juggling props is a possibility that can be added.)
Making Sound Visible (a music making and storytelling workshop)

When I moved to Canada in 2002, I started to study with Arscura, School of Exploration and Development of Art in the Healing and Social Fields, and continued at the CREATE Institute in Toronto. …

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Kristy Dyck


Experienced in both the realm of expressive arts therapy and the field of education, I am a dedicated and empathetic professional with a passion for helping individuals who have experienced intimate partner and family violence, adolescents in the LGBTQ+ community, and young people using expressive arts interventions using a trauma-informed approach. I have experience offering group and individual sessions.…

OEATA respects and honours the work of our:

  • Expressive Arts Practitioners (EAP)
  • Expressive Arts Therapists (ExAT)
  • Peer Movement Specialists (ExA or ExAT and /or RP)
  • Registered Psychotherapist, ExAT’s (RP, ExA or ExAT)
  • Affiliates (Training institutes, Supportive Businesses)

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