Expressive Arts Therapy

Creative Change Works, LLC, provides embodied expressive arts therapy and creative consulting to compassionately facilitate individual and collective healing and change.

Registered Expressive Arts Therapist 

Julie Collura, MM, MSW, LCSW, REAT

I am a social worker, musician, and expressive arts therapist. I believe everyone is innately creative, and each person has within them what they need to heal and change. I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) in Oregon and Louisiana, and a Registered Expressive Arts Therapist (REAT).

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Individual Therapy

I provide online and in-person individual therapy to adults in Oregon, and online therapy to adults in Louisiana. Click here to schedule a free 15-minute consultation

 

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Consulting

Creative Change Works provides creative consulting to arts organizations, and to programs serving survivors of trauma. I facilitate expressive arts workshops for providers to help them heal from their own grief and secondary trauma, and share tools for using the expressive arts with clients. I help musicians, artists, and arts administrators who want to reignite their creative spark and experience the healing, relaxing, and playful qualities of the expressive arts.

Workshops

I offer a variety of experiential workshops. Connect with your creativity and explore the healing power of expressive arts in a safe, supportive group environment. All levels of experience welcome.

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Expressive Arts…

…uses all of the arts – movement, visual art, music, writing, sound, and mindfulness – in a supportive setting to facilitate growth and healing. The integrated, or intermodal, approach, involves using two or more art modalities. Unlike single modality creative therapies, like music therapy, art therapy, or drama therapy, expressive arts draws on all the arts. Sometimes that means working with the arts in succession, sometimes using several arts simultaneously, and sometimes transitioning, or flowing, from one art form to the next. Since this work is based on the creative process and not the resulting product, no background or training in the arts is required to benefit.

As adults, we tend to proscribe certain activities as fruitless and not productive ways to spend our time. But being gently guided into and through a process of pure personal expression and introspection using visual arts, sound, and movement provides a sort of reset and calm that I think better arms us for our “adulting” lives. I highly recommend joining one of Julie’s expressive arts groups.
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Internal Family Systems

Internal Family Systems (IFS) is an evidenced-based, embodied model of psychotherapy that helps people heal by connecting with their inner parts. IFS therapy is rooted in systems theory and in the idea that the mind is naturally plural. We all have inner parts with valuable qualities, and just like the members of a family, our parts can become stuck in extreme roles. We also all have a core Self that cannot be damaged and knows how to heal. IFS therapy is collaborative, strengths-based, and nonpathologizing. By helping people access their internal resources to understand and heal their parts, IFS fosters inner and outer connectedness.

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Contact Me

1130 SW Morrison Street, Suite 328
Portland, OR 97205

503.917.4870
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