NW Art Therapy

There are many group therapy options in our region.

Groups

100th Monkey Studios


Offering art therapy groups and insight oriented workshops

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Adult Survivors of Childhood Sexual Abuse

This group unites adult female survivors of childhood sexual abuse. Our group focuses on creating a safe and supportive community, learning skills for managing anxiety, understanding the effects of sexual abuse trauma, building empowerment, and improving the health of our minds, bodies and relationships. The group includes trauma-focused cognitive behavioral therapy and art therapy.


This group meets in Portland.

Contact Molly McDavitt, ATR, LPC for more information

Parents and Caregivers of Sexually Abused Children

This group is for parents and caregivers who are parenting a child who has been sexually

abused and who have not abused their children. Using art and talk therapy we will build

a support network, learn how to support a child and yourself after sexual abuse occurs,

learn more information about sexual abuse dynamics, and enrich parenting skills specific

to sexual abuse protection and prevention.


This group meets in Portland.

Contact Molly McDavitt, ATR, LPC for more information

Art Therapy for Creative Teens

Does your teen need to

VENT, create, Connect….

Looking to explore what it means to be a teenager

through a non-judgmental and a creative lens? Learn

how to relax with like-minded teens and make art

while doing it in this 6-week art group.

No art experience needed and your work will not be

GRADED….


This group meets in Portland.

Contact Bari Langbaum, ATR-BC, LCAT, LPC for more information

Barimichele.com

Art Therapy for New Moms

Looking to whole-heartedly connect with other creative

mothers? Want permission to decompress from mom-mode and

indulge in some self care through art making? Whatever stage or

state you are in, the goal of this group is meant to make you feel

lighter, supported and nurtured.


Come join me Saturdays from 9-10:30 for tea, some art making

and share space with other wonderful moms in a nonjudgmental

and safe space. All levels and no levels of experience in art

making necessary at all.


This group meets in Portland.

Contact Bari Langbaum, ATR-BC, LCAT, LPC for more information

Barimichele.com

Eating Disorder Support Group

A drop in group for individuals, 18 and older, who suffer from Eating Disorder symptoms. Open to all regardless of whether an Eating Disorder has been diagnosed.


A Better Way Counseling Center

818 NW 17th Ave.,

Portland OR 97209, in the 1st Floor group room.

Thursdays from 6-7pm


1st & 3rd weeks offer moderated discussion focusing on mutual support, encouragement, sharing of information, and working through issues of recovery. 2nd & 4th feature a suggested art activity to help with stress management and/or ways to strengthen a more loving and compassionate bond with the self. As with any open group, confidentiality is on an honor system. We use first names and ask only for a signed consent agreement. Participants are welcome to share/participate as much or as little as they wish. We can also provide referrals to services, either at our clinic or out in the community, for those seeking additional help. Art activities are typically easy for anyone to complete; participants may also use the time and materials to work on their own creative piece during art based groups.


Moderated by Serena Appel, MA, Mental Health Therapist with A Better Way. My background is in Art Therapy, evidence based treatments, and psychodynamically-informed treatment of Eating Disorders. I enjoy meeting and working with teens and adults from all walks of life.

We post the group schedule, and any alerts as to changes or cancellations, on our clinic website:

A Better Way Counseling Center