Mental Healthcare

Bayview Hospital

Casa de la Paz

Camp Pendleton 

East County Comm. Services

Jary Barreto Treatment Ctr.

Mariposa Clubhouse

Mental Health Syst.

Naval Hospital

Oak Knoll Fam. Therapy

St. Madeline Sophie's Ctr.

Survivors of Suicide Loss

Survivors of Torture Intl.

Tri-City Medical OPS

Children's Programs

ARTS A Reason to Survive

Big Sister's League SD

Cornerstone After Sch.

City Moves!

O.C. Children's Services

SDYS Teen Options

SDYS Storefront

SPERO Arts Foundation

AND MANY MORE... Imagine the impact your tax deductible donation could make.

Since 1998, students at The Expressive Arts Institute have provided more than 39,000 hours at 90+ different internship sites in San Diego City and County, and places as far away as Hungary and Germany.  Our Student Interns dedicate this time to hone the craft  of Expressive Arts Facilitation working with underserved, at risk and needy populations. But there remain many unserved populations. The goal of the Expressive Arts Foundation is to help students afford the professional education they need to help others in all the diverse communities in San Diego County and beyond.  

"The arts are a big enough container to hold our most profound grief or deepest joy. Art can help us meet our greatest challenges, facing struggles with dignity, and celebrating the beauty of our lives." Judith Greer Essex

Dr. Essex has been working as an arts based therapist since 1972, and has helped hundreds of people, groups, and organizations create and manage change  through the arts.

In 1998, she founded an Institute to provide a best-practice-standards training for professionals in Expressive Arts Therapy.


Service to the Community of  San Diego, to  Expressive Arts Helping Professionals and Students

Double THE POWER OF YOUR GIFT WITH our tax deductible dollar for dollar MATCHING GRANT CAMPAIGN.

Thank you for considering an annual or one time donation to our diversity scholarship fund. The community depends on our student interns. Can they depend upon you? 

Healthcare and Wellness:

Children's Hospital

Epilepsy Found. SD

Golden Door Spa

The Music Therapy Ctr.

Sharp Memorial Hosp.

Women's Resource Ctr.

Addiction/ Eating Disorder Recovery:

Casa Palmera

E.D. Ctr. of San Diego

Harmony Grove Program

Healthy Within


Providence Place

Rancho L'Abri

Scripps Ranch E.D.

UCSD Eating Disorder Program

Residential Treatment

Providence Place

S.D. Brain Injury Foundation

Shakti Rising

St.Claire's Shelter

The Cloister's Ret. Home

The dramatic arts are only one of the five disciplines Expressive Arts Therapists use to facilitate healing, growth and change.

Expressive ARTS Foundation


San Diego & CA:

Abraxis High School

ALBA School

Balboa Secondary Sch.

Bell Middle School

Braille Institute

Bonita Co. Day Sch.

El Camino College, LA

High Tech Middle Sch.

Horton Elem. Magnet

Mt.Carmel High

Mark Twain High

Monarch School

Parkdale Lane Elem

Spencer Valley Sch.

Sunset High

Toussant Academy

Young Audiences SD

Zamarano Fine Arts 

Hospice Care

San Diego Hospice

Elizabeth Hospce

​Hospice of the North Coast

Domestic Violence Shelters

Center  for Community Solutions