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Art Therapy & Therapeutic Art Groups

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Art Therapy

Art therapy is a mental health specialization that incorporates art-making in psychotherapy. As a therapeutic approach, art therapy uses different types of art, the creative process, psychological concepts and counseling techniques to improve cognitive functioning, emotional expression and resilience, develop self-awareness, and improve a variety of mental health symptoms. Art therapy is provided by a licensed mental health counselor or psychotherapist who is trained in art therapy as a specialty, as part of ongoing psychotherapy.  Learn more from the Americal Art Therapy Association.

Interested in learning if Art Therapy is right for you? Click here to request a consultation with Monika.

Therapeutic Art Groups

Our therapeutic art groups are open to anyone who wants to engage in deeper self-discovery, self-expression, and growth. Unlike art therapy, which is a psychotherapy treatment modality, therapeutic art groups use art as a tool for self-exploration with a focus on creativity, reflection, and fun. We use a variety of materials and methods to engage the mind and body in healing and therapeutic ways by exploring thoughts, emotions, identity, relational boundaries, personal goals, and many other topics. No, you don't have to be "good at art" to participate! The focus is on the process and on experimentation, rather than on the finished product. 

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Groups & Workshops

  • Therapeutic Art Journaling
    Multiple Dates
    Jun 01, 5:00 PM – 6:15 PM
    Thrivemind Counseling & Wellness, 2836 Henderson Dr, Jacksonville, NC 28546, USA
    Engage in deeper self-discovery, self-expression, and growth. This mixed-medium art journaling group focuses on unleashing creativity, reflection, and fun! Bring a journal or paper. All other supplies will be provided.
  • Finding My Superhero Self: Building strong identities through art (Teen Camp)
    Jun 19, 9:00 AM – Jun 24, 1:00 PM
    Thrivemind Counseling & Wellness, 2638 Henderson Dr, Jacksonville, NC 28546, USA
    An experiential art camp where teens (ages 14 to 17) explore their identities, personality traits, strengths, and develop a strong self-image, through art, psychology, and fun. All supplies are provided. Facilitated by a licensed counselor and certified art therapist. The fee covers all 5 sessions.
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