Sue Ellen Liss

Sue Ellen Liss, MS Expressive Arts Therapist

Sue Ellen holds a Masters Degree with an emphasis in Early Childhood Education and Counseling. She completed a three-year, post-graduate training in 2010 to earn a Diploma in Expressive Arts Therapy at the Expressive Arts Institute in San Diego. She also trained in the mind-body art forms of Everyday Dancing, Soul Stories, and Performance Lab with Susan Banyas, as well as Action Theater with Ruth Zaporah, Hakomi Body-Centered Psychotherapy with Ron Kurtz, and Core Shamanism with Sandra and Michael HarnerHarner and Alida Birch. She has also learned shamanic practices from her daughter, Quynn Elizabeth Red Mountain.

Sue Ellen has worked with children and parents for thirty years as a Preschool and Elementary School Teacher, a Child Development Specialist/School Counselor, a Head Start Education Coordinator/Mental Health Consultant, and an Expressive Arts Therapist.

My Manifesto

Artistic expression is the conduit of my soul.
I give my soul an outlet –
Drawing, movement, writing, drama, music.
I soften, open, let go to the flow
and let it pour out of every cell of my body into the art form.
Then I can see what my soul wants me to know,
and be in the power of dissolving the holding
that blocks me, so I can be free.


To my daughter, whose uncompromising dedication to bringing her healing work into the world inspires me to never give up on bringing forth my vision. And to my sons, whose uniquely individual life journeys give me much enjoyment and great learning. It’s my privilege to be your mom.