ABOUT THE EXPRESSIVE ARTS AND RECOVERY TEAM
Julie Norton (she/her/hers) is a caucasian, cisgender Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist and certified Person-Centered Expressive Arts Therapist. She lives in California, USA and has a tele-health practice online. She supports adults and children facing a variety of issues including grief and loss, chronic illness, depression, anxiety and post-traumatic stress/growth. She has broad experience assisting youth and couples. Her strengths-based approach to psychotherapy is influenced by interpersonal neurobiology, humanistic and attachment theory, EMDR, and somatic and mindfulness-based theories, as well as her personal experience through many years as a person-centered expressive artist.
Bridget Steed is a Licensed Mental Heath Counselor, certified Person-Centered Expressive Arts Therapist, and painter living in Ashland, Oregon. She received a dual Master’s Degree in Art Therapy & Counseling from Southwestern College in Santa Fe,
New Mexico before attending late psychologist Dr. Natalie Rogers’ highly experiential 2-year expressive arts certification program in Sonoma, California. Bridget is especially passionate about working with vulnerable populations, particularly those who are
“differently-abled.” In her work, Bridget uses visual art, music, dance, song, drama, and writing to help foster creative expression, connection, purpose, and self-esteem. She sits on the Board of Directors of IEATA, the International Expressive Arts Therapy Association, and acts as co-chair of the Student and New Professionals Committee. Bridget currently runs Precious Cargo Expressive Arts Therapy in Ashland and believes that creative expression is one of the most beautiful ways to heal the mind, body, and spirit and allow oneself to be seen in the world.