Expressive arts therapy is a dynamic therapeutic approach, especially for those who have experienced trauma, expressive arts therapy engages non-verbal parts of the brain through the use and creation of art, music, dance, movement, writing/storytelling, play/imagination, and sandtray to heal and build resiliency. 
*Susanna is a Trauma-Informed Expressive Arts Therapist (EXAT). In order to obtain this designation through the Trauma-Informed Practices and Expressive Arts Institute, in addition to her unconditional counseling license, she completed 90 hours of coursework, more than 250 practice hours of Trauma-Informed Expressive Arts Therapy with individuals and families, 25 sessions of supervision with a qualified EXAT practitioner, and submitted a Final Portfolio [see her book Bloom] to demonstrate an ability to apply the principles and practices of Trauma-Informed Expressive Arts Therapy.  
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All artwork and sandtray samples are by Susanna Fields-Kuehl. To protect confidentiality, client samples are never displayed. 
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