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 alos 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
- 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.
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.