Andrea Halwas Larsen, BA, MFA, PhD, REACE, is a Calgary-based expressive arts therapy consultant and photographer. She is a Registered Expressive Arts Therapy Consultant and Educator and is currently completing her internship as a Registered Expressive Arts Therapist. Andrea has been using the creative arts in therapeutic and rehabilitative work with youth and their families since 2007. She has worked for various social service agencies and health services specializing within pediatric and adolescent mental health and education. Andrea holds a BA (Honours), a MFA, and a Doctorate from the University of Calgary with a combined specialization in Psychology, Drama, and Nursing. Andrea’s doctoral work focused on the therapeutic and experiential affect of drama in grief and loss. Andrea has completed her Level 2 Expressive Arts Therapy Certification as well as her EMDR Certification, and is trained in EFFT.