Art Therapy Groups

Online Art Groups

While we all face the challenges and disruptions due to COVID-19, Sage House is here to offer an opportunity to continue to grow, connect and find enjoyment. New Groups starting in January 2021!

Art for Self-Care



Feeling burnt out or isolated? In need of some self-care? Join this online group to learn a new skill: mixed media journaling. Connect with yourself and others through this fun approach to art making.


       Explore ways to use a variety of materials in an art journal

       Incorporate strategies for self-care and self-compassion

       Discover your creative voice

       Find inspiration with different prompts each week

       Connect with others virtually


This online group is led by Art Therapy Clinical Intern and Art Teacher, Emily Liberto. Artistic ability is NOT required—just a willingness to try something new, make art and connect with others virtually during the pandemic.


Please note: This is a supportive art group. It is not a psychotherapy group.


Ages: 18 & older


Time: Wednesdays 8-9pm


Dates: January 27th, February 3rd, 10th, 17th


Cost: One-time fee of $25 for supplies. Your starter kit will include a mini acrylic paint set, brushes, art journal, glue stick and magazine images. Materials will be mailed to you prior to the workshop start date. 


Additional materials needed: surface for mixing paint (plastic lid, paper plate, wax paper, palette, etc.), scissors, cup for water, paper towels, pen


Optional materials: colored pens or markers, assorted/recycled papers (security envelopes, greeting cards, gift wrap, road maps, etc.), small bubble wrap


*Registration closes on January 21st to ensure adequate shipping time for materials.


We look forward to seeing you in the group! To register please Contact Us.  When reaching out, please include your name and the dates you wish to attend.



                    Art & Connection for Quaran-teens




  • Explore your creative side using a variety of technique and materials.
  • Learn some new ways of coping with boredom, change and stress.
  • Develop a new hobby or use it as an outlet for self-expression.
  • New art prompts each week to guide your creative expression.

This online group is led by Art Therapist, Kelley Kuchinov. Artistic ability is NOT required- just a willingness to have fun, make art and connect with others teens who are also impacted by the quarantine.

*This is a supportive art group. It is NOT a psychotherapy group. Participants are encourages to attend all four of the sessions in the registered series.

Ages: 12-15 years

Meets: Fridays, 1:00pm – 2:15pm

Investment: $40 per session, Promotional Price: $150 for 4 part series (4 sessions, pre-payment required). 

To register please Contact Us.  When reaching out, please include your teen’s name, age and the dates you wish to attend. 

All support group package sales are final. No-shows and cancellations made less than 24 hours in advance of the group cannot be refunded. Any cancellation made more than 24 hours in before the event will be credited back to the package and available for future use. Pre-paid package balances can be used towards all Sage House support groups, but cannot be transferred or applied towards individual or family therapy sessions. 

In-Person Art Therapy Groups

Groups will resume once it is safe to meet in – person. Please check back with is in Spring 2021 for updates. 

                                Art Heals


Human beings emotionally grow and learn in a community. We look to relationships for reassurance to heal past wounds and often find great strength in knowing we are not alone. However, it is not always easy to find the connection and support we need. At times we may not know how to ask for help or express how we feel. Art provides us with a universal language enabling communication, connection and a shared experience. Our Art Therapy Group offers participants the opportunity to connect with others in both verbal and non-verbal medium. It allows us to tell a story, share our internal world and experience with our hands and the images we create. The support group is a place to build empathy, be heard and feel understood.

What to Expect

Our Art Therapy Support Group covers many of the same topics addressed in traditional talk therapy support groups. The main difference is that in addition to talking we also incorporate the creative process into the group experience. Our Registered, Board Certified Art Therapists bring years of experience to the facilitation of each group experience. They have found in their work that through the incorporation of art and the creative process group members report greater expression, deeper connections between group members and more lasting change than traditional therapy groups offer. Numerous research studies also support the link between art making and empathy building, self-awareness and compassion. We encourage you to join us for a complimentary first session.

Some of the topics we cover in the art support group include:

  • Finding Balance, focus and Flexibility in the Everyday
  • Creating Internal and External Connections
  • Transformation
  • Identifying Strengths
  • Cultivating Self-Compassion & Gratitude
  • Connecting to the True Self
  • Spirituality- exploration
  • Finding Balance in Life & Love
  • What Self Care Looks Like in the Everyday
  • Vision Boards

No Art Experience Required!

The Art Therapy Group welcomes all and offers a unique opportunity to come together in a non-judgmental supportive atmosphere to play, experience and create together. Our clinicians understand the enjoyment as well as challenges that come with the creation process. We also know the power that can come from being able to put images to experiences that words cannot fully capture. We understand the way paint, clay or colored pencils can be both intimidating and liberating and honor whatever comfort level you bring to the process. The art group is one of expression in the way you feel most comfortable and participants are encouraged to ask questions, move at their own pace and choose with whom they would like to interact. The art support group offers a place to explore in ways that may not have been possible or accessible in the past. The group offers an avenue to open up a new way of viewing your life and yourself.

This group welcomes adults 18 and older. For more information on our offerings for Art Therapy for children please click here. We are currently not meeting in-person for art groups due to the COVID-19 pandemic. 

All support groups are hosted at the Sage House Art Therapy space, which is located in Reston, VA, just a few blocks from the Wiehle-Reston Metro.


Participants are invited to purchase session packages or attend on a drop-in basis. We offer a complimentary session for all first- time participants. We want to encourage you to attend and see if the group is the Art Therapy Group right for you and your specific needs.

Single Drop- In Session: $65
4 Session Package: $230 ($57.50 per session)
6 Session Package: $260 ($43.33 per session)
8 Session Package: $300 ($37.50 per session)

We encourage you to choose the package that best suits your needs as all support group package sales are final. Participants need to register at least 24 hours in advance to ensure a place in the group. No-shows and cancellations made less than 24 hours in advance of the group cannot be refunded. Any cancellation made more than 24 hours in before the event will be credited back to the package and available for future use.

We also encourage you to bring a loved one! Bring a friend and receive a credit towards a complimentary session. Package balances can be used towards all Sage House support groups, but cannot be transferred or applied towards individual or family therapy sessions.

Our Values



We care deeply about the needs of our community and strive to advocate for those needs through our services, resources, and partnerships.



We’re not perfect. And neither are you. And that’s okay. We celebrate what your version of wellbeing looks like instead of fitting you into a predetermined box.



Therapy doesn’t always have to be heavy and serious. It can be light and playful and funny, and we take pride in cultivating an atmosphere of joy amidst transformative healing.