Cathy Middleton, Expressive Arts Therapist, R.P.

Personal Statement

Our lived experiences create our life stories.  It is through creative expression that one’s story is told and is witnessed.  I believe that each person is the expert in their life and that they intuitively possess the ability and resources internally to identify and resolve the problems and issues in their daily life. It is through the process of creating that helps us to delve into ourselves and express our pains and struggles and also provides us with the discovery of our own personal strengths and abilities that enables us to cope through life’s suffering.

Certifications, Memberships, Accreditations

Cathy is a qualified Expressive Arts Therapist.  She is a Professional member of the Ontario Expressive Arts Therapy Association (OEATA)  and is a Registered Psychotherapist with the College of Registered Psychotherapists of Ontario (CRPO).

Areas of Special Interest

 Cathy’s area of special interests are (but are not limited to):

  • Women’s issues
  • Substance use
  • Mental health – including depression and anxiety
  • Loss and grief
  • Life transitions
  • Coping
  • Stress
  • Personal growth and development


  • The CREATE Institute, Toronto, Ontario – Creative Integrative Arts Therapies Training Program – Graduate Diploma in Expressive Arts Therapy
  • Conestoga College, Kitchener, Ontario –Graduate Diploma in Social Services

Find out more about Expressive Arts Therapy here!