Expressive arts therapy is an integrated approach that involves the use of artistic media in order to promote personal growth and change.

The art therapy group is designed to facilitate emotional expression through the use of art-based, therapeutic interventions. It allows ideas, thoughts and beliefs to be expressed in a manner different than words or verbal communication. In early recovery, it's often difficult to identify and communicate emotions. The use of artistic media encourages a different way of expressing and sharing about experiences in early recovery. Art can also be a meditative practice that promotes healthy coping, which is essential in long-term recovery.

The art therapy group at Turning Point of Tampa is led by Jon Jasper, LMHC, who received a specialization in Art Therapy from the University of Louisville.