Art Process Group
AN IN PERSON THERAPY GROUP WITH EXPRESSIVE ARTS
An in person therapy group that incorporates art activities is coming to Austin! This group
will be led by myself and co-therapist, Julia Stamman. We are accepting clients NOW for a start date in spring 2022. Fill out the contact form below to join the interest list.
A sampling of topics we may address include:
anxiety, depression, identity exploration, meaning-making, and relationship concerns
Day/Time: Wednesdays 6pm-8pm
Location: The Workshop in central Austin
Eligibility: Art experience not required. All members must attend a free,
30-minute pre-group consultation
Cost: $100 per 2 hour group
Length of Group: Starts spring 2022, and will last 15 weeks. After the 15 weeks, you may have the option to continue with another 15 week round.
Size: This is a closed group, meaning who we start with is who we finish with (no surprise additions along the way). The maximum size of the group would be 10 members.
How to start: Schedule a free 30-minute online consultation with the
co-therapists. The consult is an opportunity to meet, learn more about the group, discuss what your hopes and expectations are, and see if it’s a good overall fit. Scheduling a pre-group consultation is not a commitment to join
What to Expect:
Groups will typically start with a check-in. Group members will engage in an organic conversation by sharing what is going on for everyone that week. You are not required to share, and we keep it interactional versus sharing round robin style. However, if you are more of a wallflower, other members may get curious about you and start to ask questions. After we check in, we’ll do an art activity together based on themes or topics that show up for folks. Some art activities you may work individually and others may be collaborative. Then, at the end of group we’ll make time to process the art making together. Julia and I will both be there each week. We will provide help with art materials, facilitate the discussion, and draw out the themes that connect us. We will also help maintain the emotional safe space of the group if interactions ever become adversarial.
Julia and I have known each other for three years, run a therapy consultation group together, and meet regularly for book club. Our co-leading style is informed by a shared therapeutic approach and there is a natural balance between our inquisitive and relational personalities (INTP and INFJ)!
Julia (she/her) was born and raised in Austin, TX. She has grown up with art making her whole life. Drawn to the more “resistive” mediums such as colored pencils, pen & ink, markers, and acrylic paint. She took particular joy in sculpture classes during her undergraduate studies and enjoys woodworking, welding, and mixed media of all kinds. In her individual practice, Julia sees adults who self-identify as geeks, gamers, and misfits. Julia is a Licensed Professional Counselor that has received training under The Art Station in Fort Worth. She is certified by the Institute for Play Therapy as a Certified Sandtray Therapist (IPT-CST).
Kaylia (she/her) was born in Berkeley, California and grew up mostly in north Texas. She enjoys working with more “fluid” media, including chalk pastels, oil pastels, and oil paints. For her, the most fun materials are colorful, messy, and malleable. In her private practice, Kaylia specializes in existential concerns, such as identity exploration, navigating uncertainty, and meaning-making. Kaylia is a Licensed Professional Counselor with experience leading art groups for residents at Sante Center For Healing in Denton, Texas.