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Groups for Teens

Art Therapy Group for Teens

Does your teen…

  • Feel down, anxious or overwhelmed?
  • Struggle with low self-esteem or negative self-talk?

  • Have trouble handling anger or frustration?

  • Avoid feelings by shutting down or self-harming?

Our art therapy groups for teens can help!

Why a Group?

A group format is a great way to support young people because it gives them an experience of positive social connection with their peers, which is so important to them at their stage of development. A skilled, caring therapist also plays a key role in the success of a group. Our teen specialist, Samantha Abdallah, is passionate about connecting with young people. She creates a safe space where teens can shed their social masks and be open to change and healing.

Why Art Therapy?

Art therapy is particularly well suited to teens because it is often easier for young people to communicate through art than through words alone. Art therapy is effective with teens because it:

  • Provides a safe, non-threatening outlet for expression
  • Helps teens tap into and explore troubling underlying feelings and thoughts

  • Makes therapy more fun and engaging

  • Gives teens a sense of control over the therapeutic process

  • Helps foster a secure relationship with the therapist 

This six-week art therapy group will help participants express their feelings, understand themselves better, identify personal strengths and learn new, healthier ways of handling distress. The group combines verbal sharing with art-making techniques such as drawing, painting, sculpting and collage. No talent or previous art experience is required. For teens aged 14 to 16.

The fee is $350 and includes all materials. A healthy snack will be served.

The group will run for six consecutive Wednesdays, beginning July 4, from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m.

Register early as space is limited!  For questions or to register, click here.

Creative Journaling Group

This unique eight-hour workshop, given over two half-days, introduces teens to creative journaling, a fun and inspiring activity that encourages meaningful exploration and self-expression. A journal is not just a book of words!  It can be a home for the many elements of your teen's heart, mind and essence. In this workshop, participants will create their own journal and learn art-making techniques to use in their creative journaling.

Art therapist Samantha Abdallah creates a safe, supportive environment where participants experience how creative journaling can help them express feelings, thoughts and ideas, channel and process confusing emotions, work through problems, build self-esteem and explore their emerging identity. No talent or previous art experience is required.  For teens aged 14 to 16.

The $280 fee includes all materials. A healthy snack will be served.

The group will be held on Thursday, August 16, and Friday, August 17, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Register early as space is limited! For questions or to register, click here.

Schedule Appointment

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Helpful Forms

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