Expressive therapy uses various forms of artistic expression to help individuals communicate their thoughts and emotions. This approach can be particularly beneficial for autistic clients who may struggle with verbal communication or expressing themselves in social situations.
The therapist may work with the client to explore different forms of expression and identify which ones feel most comfortable and effective for the individual.
This is based on the belief that creative expression can promote emotional healing and personal growth. By engaging in the creative process, clients can gain insight into their emotions and develop greater self-awareness and emotional regulation skills. This approach also offers a nonverbal and sensory-based approach to therapy that may be more accessible and comfortable for autistic individuals who may have unique communication and sensory needs. By promoting self-expression and emotional regulation skills, clients can work towards greater emotional well-being and personal growth.
Expressive therapy can include but is not limited to:
Drama therapy, and