Art Therapy Group: Anxiety and Depression
This group is designed for ages 13-15 struggling with mild to moderate symptoms of anxiety and depression.
We may not all have the same situation or triggers, however the symptoms of anxiety and depression are so relatable. This group will provide you with the opportunity to safely express and navigate these emotions through expression of art.
Group therapy is an important and helpful treatment approach that can help to solve problems, learn skills and techniques to manage and cope with strong emotions, and improve resiliency. The best part about being with a group is that you don’t have to do everything alone because you are not alone. A group provides individuals with the tremendous relief we can participants feel we they see that others are going through the same struggles we are experiencing. Group therapy helps participants develop appropriate skills to cope with many mental health challenges and are often a welcome and needed support network. Members of a therapy group can serve as a sounding board for each other and the diversity exhibited in therapy groups allows us to hear different perspectives. When we observe how others tackle problems like the ones we are having, we can discover a wide range of strategies. Not only will group help you, but YOU will also have the chance to help others. You can discuss issues with your peers who may better understand what you are going through. You may discover that you are not alone in how you feel and you will benefit from a process of enhanced acceptance. You may become more aware of yourself through genuine feedback from others. You can pick up new interpersonal skills that you can use in your daily life.
The goals of this Art Therapy Group are to provide the following opportunities:
- Bond with peers through art in a safe and welcoming environment
- Use creative self-expression to gain insight about self and others
- Develop or enhance creative coping mechanisms
- Ease symptoms of depression and anxiety
- Boost self-esteem and self-awareness
- Reduce stress
- Enhance/build social skills
Art Therapy Group Registration Form
Group meets every Saturday starting September 17 to October 22 from 10 am – noon
Closed Group: Ages 13 to 15
$200 per person for 6 sessions (includes materials)
Private Pay and BCBS accepted