expressive arts therapy and community center
art making for emotional, physical, mental, spiritual & social health
For T(w)eens all abilities ages 12-18
This is a space for T(w)eens to unfold, relax, express and connect. This age group is highly invested in learning from peers, but school or neighborhoods are not always safe for them to find the supportive and inclusive community they need in our fragmented world; T(w)eens learn life skills from observing one another and the trial and error effects of their actions. As a result they seek out peer support and feedback through interactions. Social interaction is key to this developmental stage in that it prepares them for their future where interpersonal skills, identity, patterns of behaviors and thinking can lead to a healthy, balance and adaptive life.
This expressive arts therapy group will highlight these social needs through the use of movement, music, visual art and Dialectical Behavioral Therapy. Individual goals are set as objectives, and an emphasis is made on communication, conversation, negotiating ideas and self-actualization through verbal and non-verbal expression.
*Health Insurances may reimburse fully or partially the cost of this group.
We ask that your teen attends a at least 10 weeks in order to experience the full benefits of group dynamics. Weeks do not need to be consecutive, we understand that schedule are busy at times, and there are no penalties for missing a group. We only ask that you communicate with us when your T(w)een cannot attend.