Jade Maguire

Hi. I’m Jade and I’m honoured to be an expressive therapist at KidsXpress. I have a Master’s degree in Art Therapy from La Trobe University and I am also a certified Synergetic Play Therapist and trauma-informed yoga instructor through Yoga Impact Charity. I love using art and play with mindfulness, breath and movement in therapy to help build safety, self-regulation skills, and emotional awareness.

I have worked in schools for 18 years, as well as child and adolescent mental health and community organisations, where I have witnessed the benefits of expression and creativity in helping children build resilience, increase self-awareness and self-esteem, improve relationships and facilitate change.

I am also passionate about trauma-informed education and teacher wellbeing, and I am so excited to be part of the school partnership program at KidsXpress. I would love to one day see trauma-informed expressive therapists in every school.