Groups are typically 1-2 hours in duration. Often clients can find themselves feeling isolated with the desire to relate and connect with others. Groups integrate art-making, movement and relaxation techniques with talk-therapy. The group is a safe space to deepen your understanding of self, while also feeling the connection and support of others with similar experiences or goals. Typically groups will explore a specific challenge and usually consist of 4 - 10 adults. With compassionate guidance the therapeutic groups will encourage self-care and awareness while offering clients creative tools to transform and heal trauma, grief and/or other challenging emotions. With the creative process at the core of the experience groups may become playful and imaginative during the healing process. Groups offered include, but not limited to; open art studio, sexual assault survivor, adult survivors of abuse, prenatal & postpartum, women’s empowerment, bereavement/loss and cancer survivors. 

The Art Therapy Nest is always excited for opportunities to collaborate with schools, colleges/universities, non-profit organizations, corporations, and hospitals/clinics to offer single-day workshops or on-going therapeutic groups. We are passionate about our community and the need to create a supportive and healing community. The Art Therapy Nest can utilize the benefits of art therapy with the group experience to reduce test anxiety for students, explore barriers that decrease attendance, train clinicians in integrating the creative process and create a healing and empowering outlet for survivors.

Upcoming Workshops

Sexual Assault Survivor Group

Wednesdays, September 13, 20 & 27 October 4, 11 & 18 @ 6:00-7:30pm

Location: Union Square

Cost: $250-$400  (group fee can be reduced further, based upon financial needs)

The group will meet for six consecutive groups. In this group we will integrate art-making, movement and relaxation techniques with talk-therapy. The group is a safe, therapeutic and nurturing space to deepen your healing process, while also feeling the connection and support of other survivors. With compassionate guidance the survivor group will encourage self-care, while offering clients creative tools to transform and heal trauma. “Art Therapy is a powerful way of knowing yourself and a powerful form of healing.” - Cathy Malchiodi “The task of therapy is not to eliminate suffering but to give a voice to it, to find a form in which it can be expressed. Expression is itself transformation; this is the message that art brings.” -Stephen Levine                                                                                                  

Please contact jenniferlepkeis@gmail.com for further information and to register

Past Workshops

Sexual Assault Survivor Group

Tuesdays, March 14, 21, 28, April 4, 11, & 18 @ 6:30-8:00pm

Location: Union Square

Cost: $250-$400

The group will meet for six consecutive groups. In this group we will integrate art-making, movement and relaxation techniques with talk-therapy. The group is a safe, therapeutic and nurturing space to deepen your healing process, while also feeling the connection and support of other survivors. With compassionate guidance the survivor group will encourage self-care, while offering clients creative tools to transform and heal trauma. “Art Therapy is a powerful way of knowing yourself and a powerful form of healing.” - Cathy Malchiodi “The task of therapy is not to eliminate suffering but to give a voice to it, to find a form in which it can be expressed. Expression is itself transformation; this is the message that art brings.” -Stephen 

Sexual Assault Survivor Group

Tuesdays, January 10, 17, 24, 31, February 7, 14 @ 6:30-8:00pm

Location: Union Square

Cost: $250-$400

The group will meet for six consecutive groups. In this group we will integrate art-making, movement and relaxation techniques with talk-therapy. The group is a safe, therapeutic and nurturing space to deepen your healing process, while also feeling the connection and support of other survivors. With compassionate guidance the survivor group will encourage self-care, while offering clients creative tools to transform and heal trauma.                                                                                        “Art Therapy is a powerful way of knowing yourself and a powerful form of healing.” - Cathy Malchiodi                                                                                                        “The task of therapy is not to eliminate suffering but to give a voice to it, to find a form in which it can be expressed. Expression is itself transformation; this is the message that art brings.” -Stephen Levine                                                                                                  Please contact jenniferlepkeis@gmail.com to register

Sexual Assault Survivor Group

Wednesdays @ 6:30pm October 12- November 16, 2016

Location: Union Square

Sexual Assault Survivor Group

Wednesdays, March 2, 9, 16, 23 & 30 @ 7pm.

Location: The Pow Wow, 1058 Bedford Avenue, Brooklyn, NY.

Cost: FREE

In this group we will integrate art-making, movement and relaxation techniques with talk-therapy. The group is a safe, therapeutic and nurturing space to deepen your healing process, while also feeling the connection and support of other survivors. With compassionate guidance the survivor group will encourage self-care, while offering clients creative tools to transform and heal trauma. “Art Therapy is a powerful way of knowing yourself and a powerful form of healing.” - Cathy Malchiodi    “The task of therapy is not to eliminate suffering but to give a voice to it, to find a form in which it can be expressed. Expression is itself transformation; this is the message that art brings.” -Stephen Levine

Expressive Therapy Group for Mothers

Tuesday, January 26th @ 6:00pm, 2016

Location: Pipsqueak Children's Shoppe, 1124 Bedford Avenue, Brooklyn, NY. 

Cost: Free introductory price      $20-$35 sliding scale rate for weekly group

This workshop will offer mother's a supportive and nurturing environment for self-expression and personal discovery. Mom's will be guided in movement, art-making and meditation to promote creativity and self-care, while also exploring the challenging experiences of motherhood; exhaustion, stress, identity and family dynamics. Our hope is mom's will walk away feeling empowered, rejuvenated and re-centered with therapeutic tools to maintain wellness at home and in life as a parent. 

 

Please contact us for more information on upcoming groups or to host a group at your organization.

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