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About group therapy at Community Arts

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Art therapy groups can help you explore hard to process emotions  such as sadness, anger, fear, or shame. Sharing our stories through creative expression gives us a safe and healing place to resource ourselves and welcome in the radical gift of self love. 

 

Our art therapy groups are billed monthly, which means you can sign up for 4 group sessions and decide monthly whether or not you want to continue. The sessions are affordable and a great way to meet like-minded people who are going through similar life lessons. 

Creative Highways: Adult Art Therapy process group (18+)
Wednesdays 4:30pm - 5:45pm - In person - Open to new members
Led by Wanda Montemayor

Join Creative Highways and take part in a meaningful weekly process group designed for adults to enrich self esteem, self awareness, and cultivate emotional resilience. Each week, we will take part in a variety of creative projects that combine psychotherapy and art, allowing one to dive deeper into self expression and the deeper meaning of the world around us.

 

These ongoing process groups are renewed on a monthly basis. It's designed to continue with the same group members, creating a safe and supportive environment where participants develop stronger social connections with others seeking pathways towards living more enriched and full lives. *Based on Trust Based Relational Intervention model. 

 

Currently accepting new participants- open to adults 18+. Inquire about Creative Highways below.

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LGBTQ+ Adult Art Therapy Group (18+) 
Wednesdays 6:30pm - 7:15pm / Facilitated by Zak / virtual only / OPEN

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LGBTQ+ Adult Art Therapy Group is a collaborative virtual studio space for individuals 18 and over to come together and engage in creative process to learn more about themselves and others, artful strategies for living in a cis-heterosexist world while engaging in community-building experientials. The group is facilitated using a queer and intersectional approach to art therapy.

GROUP THERAPY: Art Therapy process group for high school teens
Mondays 6:00pm - 7:15pm / Led by Jill / in-person / OPEN
Tuesdays 6:00pm - 7:15pm / LGBTQIA+ / Led by Zak / in-person / OPEN
Wednesdays 6:00pm - 7:15pm / Led by Wanda / in-person  / OPEN

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CommunityArts has ongoing teen Art Therapy process groups for high school aged clients.  These ongoing process groups are continually forming, renewing on a monthly basis. This means that these groups will continue with the same group members, creating a supportive, safe environment. They are open to teens ages 13 to 19.  

The focus of these groups is skill building and making a place where the teens can support and give empathy to each other. Your teen will learn new communication skills, as we work through anxiety reduction strategies. Payment for the month will be collected / charged  at the beginning of every month.  These groups may have both virtual and/or in-person sessions.

GROUP THERAPY: Art Therapy process group for middle school teens
Thursdays 6:00pm - 7:15pm / Led by Bridget / in-person / OPEN
Saturdays 11
:00am - 12:15pm / Led by Bridget / in-person / OPEN
Sundays 1
:00pm - 2:15pm / Led by Bridget / in-person / OPEN

CommunityArts has ongoing tween / teen Art Therapy process groups for middle school aged clients. These ongoing process groups are continually forming, renewing on a monthly basis. This means that these group will continue with the same group members, creating a supportive, safe environment. They are open to teens ages 11 to 14.

Navigating middle school can be especially stressful. The focus of these groups is skill building and making a place where the teens can support and give empathy to each other. Your teen will learn new communication skills, as we work through anxiety reduction strategies. Anyone in Texas can join and attend our virtual groups. Payment for the month will be collected / charged  at the beginning of every month.  These groups may have both virtual and/or in-person sessions.

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GROUP THERAPY: Virtual Support Group for parents and caregivers of queer & trans youth
Mondays 7:30pm - 8:45pm / Led by Zak / virtual / OPEN

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In light of recent anti-trans legislation in Texas, we recognize the unique challenges and emotions that parents of queer and trans youth may be experiencing. To foster understanding, support and solidarity, we are offering a weekly Zoom gathering for parents and caregivers.

RELATIONSHIP TRANSITIONS: Art Therapy support group for women
Tuesdays 12:00pm - 1:15pm / Led by Jill / in-person / OPEN

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Going through a separation, divorce, or the ending of a longterm partnership can be a painful and difficult transition in life. These changes usually come with a variety of emotions and decisions. This support group offers a safe healing space to process grief and loss, connect with others in a shared experience, and cultivate resilience in a creative expressive environment.

Awakening, Resilience, & Transformation: Teen Substance Use Recovery Art Therapy Group/ Sundays 4:30- 5:45pm / Led by Kami Land / In Person / OPEN

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People experiencing substance abuse are more likely to remain abstinent and committed to recovery when treatment is provided in groups. In Awakening, Resilience, and Transformation - group members will build positive connections with their peers in recovery, which plays a crucial role in supporting their commitment to a healthy lifestyle. 

This group is offers

  • A creative, safe, and uplifting space for self expression

  • Boosts self confidence

  • Enhances problem-solving and coping skills

  • Encourages development of healthy relationships. 

Create a sustainable, creative, and loving road in your recovery today. 

Teacher Wellness Virtual Support Group: Led By Adriana Padilla Tuesdays 5:30-6:45 - Virtual  

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We are familiar with the stress that comes along with working as a teacher: 

•Occupational Burnout

•Lack of Parent Involvement

•Lack of Time for Planning

•Lack of Funding

•Pressure from School Administrators

•Balancing Diverse Needs

•Disciplining Students (while also maintaining trust in the classroom)

The list could go on……

It is a complex job with many moving parts and, maybe you need a little safe space with some other teachers to provide each other some support.

This virtual group is for teachers within Texas to process, gain support, and discover positive coping skills to manage stressors associated with the work environment.

Re/create (Adult): Art Therapy Process Group to Support Addiction Recovery 

Sunday evenings 6:00-7:15pm - In person - located at Joy Street Studio 

Led by : Kami Land 

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Participants in the group have the opportunity to establish uplifting connections with fellow individuals in recovery, reinforcing their commitment to a sober life. The primary purpose of this group is to offer a constructive platform for self-expression, boost self-confidence, enhance problem-solving and coping abilities, as well as nurture positive relationships.

Nurturing Wisdom: Art Therapy Family & Friends Support Group for Addictions

Sunday afternoons 3:00-4:15pm - In-Person - located at Joy Street Studio - led by Kami Land

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Loving someone with substance use disorders can evoke feelings of fear, shame, guilt, and confusion. Whether you’re a parent, adult child, spouse, sibling, or friend of a person with substance use disorder, this group can offer a safe and creative space to find support from others who are on a similar journey. Together, we’ll embark on a creative expedition of self-discovery, gaining insight into how to navigate some of the complexities of addiction while also nurturing our love for life and self, regardless of the outcomes for our loved ones. Additionally, the group may engage in monthly book resources and discussions to further enrich our knowledge and coping strategies.

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