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Empowering Persons Through Art!

Taisir El-Souessi is thrilled to be bringing her Expressive Arts practice to Studio 505 in Sylva, NC and we couldn’t be happier to have her! She will be hosting private therapy sessions and group workshops. 


Learn more about Taisir in her bio below.

I love helping people learn about themselves and grow through arts-focused exploration. Dance, music, theater, writing, and visual arts have had a profound effect on me throughout my life. My vision is to share this experience with my clients and community. My belief is that the arts are a powerful tool to affect individual, community, and social change.

My focus is on the arts and creativity. The arts are the language of our deepest human connection. We all thrive with connection. The arts help us tap into the healing that is within all of us.

You are an artist. You are a poet. You are a singer. You are a dancer. You are creative.

Many people have "creativity wounds." 

A time someone; a teacher, a parent, told you you're not good enough and it stuck. 

You're still telling yourself that same old story of shame...

It's stopping your creative potential. It's holding you back from speaking out or speaking up.

I believe in the power of working with the arts in therapy as an active approach to:


  • to illuminate issues

  • reduce anxiety and self-judgement 

  • increase self-esteem 

  • enhance relationships 

  • cultivate and nurture creativity

  • resolve emotional conflicts

  • allow for deeper exploration than just talking

  • build confidence

  • improve self-worth and self-acceptance

  • gain self-awareness

  • develop focus and expression

  • increase life satisfaction

  • work through grief and and old creativity wounds

Supporting you on your creative journey,


​"Expressive Arts Therapy - is the practice of using imagery, storytelling, dance, music, drama, poetry, movement, dreamwork, and visual arts, in an integrated way, to foster human growth, development and healing."


~ Appalachian Expressive Arts Collective

Taisir El-Souessi, LCMHCS, LPC, LMHC, REAT

Licensed Counselor in NC, GA, FL

Licensed Supervisor in NC

Registered Expressive Arts Therapist

Creativity, Belly Dance & Yoga Instructor

Please email me for questions or to schedule:

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