Art Therapy Groups
Groups and workshops are opportunities to gather with like-minded people for a supportive art-making experience. All groups and workshops are structured to meet the needs and goals of the specific group, whether that is exploring and sharing the experience of living with a health condition, making meaning of aspects of identity, or experimenting with arts-based techniques to promote self-discovery and wellness. Art tasks are tailored to address the goals of the group, generate dialogue, and promote insight in a supportive environment. No prior art training is necessary, so beginners are welcome. The guiding philosophy is that all creative expression is a reflection of your inner experience, so there is no room for judgment.
Groups and workshops addressing any of the following health issues, identity concerns and personal issues:
Diabetes (Children, Teens, Adults, Parents, Type 1, Type 2)
LGBT (Teens, Adults)
Self-Care for Parents
The following project/technique groups can be scheduled as general interest, or they can be structured to meet the needs of a specific group, i.e. Altered Books for People with Cancer:
Intuitive & Responsive Art-Making
General art groups and workshops open to all are available for people interested in exploring the therapeutic benefits of creative expression:
Groups and workshops are scheduled in response to requests, provided enough people are interested in registering. If you are interested in attending a group, please contact me. On-site groups are limited to no more than 8 participants.
Pre-registration with payment submitted via PayPal to email@example.com, or mail-in check is required for all workshops. I can provide a receipt to submit for reimbursement from your health insurance provider, but please check with your insurance company because coverage varies and cannot be guaranteed.
Off-Site Workshops and In-Services
If your organization is interested in an art experiential group or presentation about art therapy, or mental health and diabetes, for clients or staff, please contact me. Workshops and in-services are designed to meet the specific support or educational needs of your group.
Past Workshops and In-Services:
Mental health issues commonly seen in children and adolescents with diabetes for school nurses
Introduction to art therapy for patients with cancer
Introduction to art therapy for patients with diabetes
Day-long arts-based retreat for women with breast cancer
Open discussion about eating disorders for women with type 1 diabetes
Art-making for families with diabetes