Inviting you to uncover, express, and find nurture in the midst of anything

Expressive Arts Space provides a dynamic, nurturing and joyful space for you to discover innovative solutions to life’s challenges. As a method to help initiate change and support healing, expressive arts therapy is for anyone with a desire to discover new and natural ways of communicating who you are from the inside out.

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Founded by Stephanie Gruss, an artist, therapist, coach and Feng Shui consultant, Expressive Arts Space offers therapeutic sessions to individuals and families. While working with you, or your child, Stephanie holds a warm and nurturing space to explore our inner ability to find connectivity through various textures, art forms, and body flow. Using outer senses to bring out inner playfulness, natural joy, and evoke a creative flow that can open new levels of communication that go beyond words.

Our expressive arts coaching and therapy sessions are available in a studio space based in the Edmonton Strathcona area, as well as in your home setting and for students and teachers in elementary school classrooms. We also host various interactive workshops, presentations, and community events within the Edmonton area.

For over 20 years Stephanie has worked with the transformative power of art engagement, helping people from all walks of life initiate change and discover new ways of communication and being. Her background as a multi-media artist and Feng Shui consultant add to her unique ability to understand how energy moves in space and how the arts can be a form of interaction that shifts this energy to access, and reflect, what’s inside in a way that transforms what’s outside.

As well as an expressive arts coach and therapist, Stephanie is also an educational Assistant (EA). She has worked in various community and classroom settings with people from many different cultures and demographics, and is particularly drawn to working with children with special needs. Her Master’s Thesis, “Encounter on the Rainbow Bridge” illustrates how Early Childhood Educators can use Expressive Arts in response to children diagnosed with autism – supporting language, social, and functional skills and facilitating shifts in behavior.

Creating a warm and joyful space for her clients, Stephanie uses her intuitive, innovative and practical sense to provide resources that help people deal with even the most complex challenges. Working from a clear belief that we can find nurture in the midst of anything, she continues to help people regain balance in their lives and find the spark of creativity that can ignite an endless stream of possibilities.

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For over 20 years Stephanie has worked with the transformative power of art engagement, helping people from all walks of life initiate change and discover new ways of communication and being. Her background as a multi-media artist and Feng Shui consultant add to her unique ability to understand how energy moves in space and how the arts can be a form of interaction that shifts this energy to access, and reflect, what’s inside in a way that transforms what’s outside.

As well as an expressive arts coach and therapist, Stephanie is also an educational Assistant (EA). She has worked in various community and classroom settings with people from many different cultures and demographics, and is particularly drawn to working with children with special needs. Her Master’s Thesis, “Encounter on the Rainbow Bridge” illustrates how Early Childhood Educators can use Expressive Arts in response to children diagnosed with autism – supporting language, social, and functional skills and facilitating shifts in behavior.

Creating a warm and joyful space for her clients, Stephanie uses her intuitive, innovative and practical sense to provide resources that help people deal with even the most complex challenges. Working from a clear belief that we can find nurture in the midst of anything, she continues to help people regain balance in their lives and find the spark of creativity that can ignite an endless stream of possibilities.

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Unfolding bud. Open. Silvery streams coming forward. Hidden in the midst is the light. Petal after petal opening. Lets you explore. Streams are coming into a flow. It flows from inwards, it flows, it flows. It unfolds and moves.

Stephanie Gruss

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Sepideh T.- Refugee Consultant
Sepideh T.- Refugee Consultant
Expressive Arts Coaching
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"What I love about sessions with Stephanie is that she listens deeply and trusts her listening. That opens the door to the unexpected. She meets me where I am at and skillfully and gently guides me over the edge. I can fully relax and know I'm held - from there what feels impossible becomes quietly possible. I leave sessions enriched and more intimate with me and humanity. Thank you for your heart offering Stephanie."
Janice W - Lodge manager
Janice W - Lodge manager
Expressive Arts in Residence
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"Helping seniors remain productive and creative is very positive. Stephanie worked with my mother in her later years living in a nursing home. They painted and crafted. Stephanie is a fine artist in her own right. They did a huge wall mural involving residents in helping to create a fun atmosphere in the lodge. Stephanie was patient, kind and always had a great way to help my mother express her creativity. She was a great help to our family in keeping our mom happy."
Gunnar H. - Vision Acupuncture
Gunnar H. - Vision Acupuncture
Feng Shui for Home Business
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"Our house feels lighter and less cluttered. We feel more relaxed and content after our sessions with Stephanie. Others commented on how nice it felt. After applying the suggestions for placing desks, bed, organize our downtime spaces, ‘do’ our ‘hobbies’, we both felt met by our ‘new space’. It’s fascinating and really helpful. You’ll discover things about yourself and your home helping transform your experience of your space. No need to spend lots of money either!"
Bryonia B. - Child Care Worker
Bryonia B. - Child Care Worker
Expressive Arts Coaching
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"Working with Stephanie was a wonderful and professional creative process with the Expressive Arts. I found the session an excellent and useful tool. I discovered clarity, and meaning in my current situation, leading towards a greater self-discovery and understanding."
Veronique A.- Senior
Veronique A.- Senior
Art in Action
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"The Mandala workshop has made me very happy and I look forward to keeping being happy with it and with more of it through so many of the millions of shapes and forms, I am passing by every day. Thank you again and again for having shared so generously this well of delight. "
Kerri C.- Mother
Kerri C.- Mother
Feng Shui for Home
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"Our house felt like we just moved in, it wasn’t tailored to our needs. After implementing Stephanie’s Feng Shui suggestions of moving my husband’s office up from the basement to the abundance and the fish tank to the career area of the house, he got a raise, an inheritance and more daily benefits. In the upper level he is more part of the family. We sleep better. Our son is going to bed easier, more comfortable in his study room, feeling stronger. I started yoga, having a space for it. I like working looking out a window, not backing towards upcoming stairs."
Manuela H. - Craniosacral Therapist
Manuela H. - Craniosacral Therapist
Expressive Arts Coaching
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"Thank you! I felt carried in your quiet and focused guidance during the Expressive Arts Coaching, while having space and support for my exploration. While enjoying the process of inner expression, the outcome surprised and enlivened me. Finding the meaning in it all, helped to apply it in my life. Looking at the painting, I know clearly which direction to take in my decision and what it mean to me. "
Bianca H. - Vocal Coach
Bianca H. - Vocal Coach
Feng Shui for Home
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Twice Stephanie did a Feng Shui Consultation for me. Amazing! The 2nd one online Germany/Canada was as good and precise as the 1st one on site. By her intuition, incredible Feng Shui knowledge and application of Interior design, she reads the needs of the people and the place finding the right solutions. I can totally trust her. With her help my small garden became the greatest jewel: so peaceful and colourful, that a friend said: “Wow, a little Zen Garden.”
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"Stephanie offers a warm and sensitive space in her Expressive Arts Sessions. It was amazing what came out and how that helped me see different parts of me. After that I could be more sensitive to me!"
Jane S. - TRE Therapist
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