Art Therapy Support Groups in Chicago, IL

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Photo of Valery Shuman, Counselor in Chicago, IL
Creative Process for Psychedelic Integration
Counselor, ATR-BC, LCPC
Verified
(773) 596-9390 
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Group meets in:
Chicago, IL 60647
Photo of Shan Ru Lin, Counselor in Chicago, IL
ATR Supervision Group
Counselor, MA, ATCS, ATR-BC, LCPC
Verified
"ATR supervision is for those with a master's degree in art therapy and working toward their Registered Art Therapist license as defined by the American Art Therapy Credentials Board. "
(872) 278-5206 
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Group meets in:
Chicago, IL 60657
Photo of Dani Kallis, Pre-Licensed Professional in Chicago, IL
Charm: Group for Social Anxiety
Pre-Licensed Professional
Verified
"Over the last 2 years, our at-home lives have gotten us used to not socializing with folks, and as we return to life outside you may feel nervous, overwhelmed, and restless around other people. When you come into the group, ..."
(217) 262-1484 
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Group meets in:
Chicago, IL 60602
Photo of Ashley Samson, Counselor in Chicago, IL
Virtual ACT & Art Therapy Group!
Counselor, LCPC, ATR
Verified
"This 6 week group is designed to compliment the Intro to Acceptance and Commitment Therapy Group that will run the day before this one. Group members are encouraged to attend both groups, unless they have prior knowledge of the 6 ..."
 
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Group meets in:
Chicago, IL 60660
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Virtual Art Therapy Group for Adults
Counselor, LCPC, ATR
Verified
"This virtual art therapy group will include ways to process difficult thoughts and feelings and find ways to develop insight through art -making. No talent necessary! Some supplies needed (a list will be provided). Please email with any questions. I hope ..."
 
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Group meets in:
Chicago, IL 60660
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Art Therapy Group
LCSW, LCPC, ATR
Verified
"Chicago Personal Growth Institute offers events, workshops, and group counseling. All series are designed by Licensed Clinical Psychotherapists to help clients on their personal growth journey with likeminded individuals. Clients enhance self-awareness skills, develop healthier self-care practices, increase emotional intelligence ..."
(312) 620-1924 
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Group meets in:
Chicago, IL 60606
Photo of Rae Reed, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Chicago, IL
Tell your Story, Change Your Life
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MS , LCSW
Verified
"Go through a ten-week trauma-informed writing and story-telling group that will involve using the tool of writing and group connection to help transform different aspects of your life that have caused pain. Learn how using narrative techniques and getting feedback ..."
(312) 779-1923 
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Group meets in:
Chicago, IL 60603
Photo of Chih-Hsien Lin, Counselor in Chicago, IL
Art and Movement Therapy for Grief and Loss
Counselor, MA, LCPC, BC-DMT, EMDR, MPA
Verified
"Experiencing grief with others can bring a deeper sense of connection, hope, meaning and acceptance. This 6-week virtual group (starting 10/3/2021) is intended for people who have experienced grief and loss (within a year), and are finding their paths in ..."
(224) 601-5054 
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Group meets in:
Chicago, IL 60640
Waitlist for new clients
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"In your feelings" Group (ages 4-7)
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, LPHA, DSW, CBIS, RPT
Verified
"Our "In your Feelings" group is focused for children who are having difficulty managing their anger, grief, and/or anxiety. Up to 5 children within a group (In person at Logan Square site). Participants and Parents will complete intake and Developmental ..."
(312) 584-3498 
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Group meets in:
Chicago, IL 60618

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Photo of Valery Shuman, Counselor in Chicago, IL
Creative Process for Psychedelic Integration
Counselor, ATR-BC, LCPC
Verified
(773) 596-9390 
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Group meets in:
Chicago, IL 60647
Photo of Shan Ru Lin, Counselor in Chicago, IL
ATR Supervision Group
Counselor, MA, ATCS, ATR-BC, LCPC
Verified
"ATR supervision is for those with a master's degree in art therapy and working toward their Registered Art Therapist license as defined by the American Art Therapy Credentials Board. "
(872) 278-5206 
View
Group meets in:
Chicago, IL 60657
Photo of Dani Kallis, Pre-Licensed Professional in Chicago, IL
Charm: Group for Social Anxiety
Pre-Licensed Professional
Verified
"Over the last 2 years, our at-home lives have gotten us used to not socializing with folks, and as we return to life outside you may feel nervous, overwhelmed, and restless around other people. When you come into the group, ..."
(217) 262-1484 
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Group meets in:
Chicago, IL 60602
Photo of Ashley Samson, Counselor in Chicago, IL
Virtual ACT & Art Therapy Group!
Counselor, LCPC, ATR
Verified
"This 6 week group is designed to compliment the Intro to Acceptance and Commitment Therapy Group that will run the day before this one. Group members are encouraged to attend both groups, unless they have prior knowledge of the 6 ..."
 
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Group meets in:
Chicago, IL 60660
Photo of Ashley Samson, Counselor in Chicago, IL
Virtual Art Therapy Group for Adults
Counselor, LCPC, ATR
Verified
"This virtual art therapy group will include ways to process difficult thoughts and feelings and find ways to develop insight through art -making. No talent necessary! Some supplies needed (a list will be provided). Please email with any questions. I hope ..."
 
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Group meets in:
Chicago, IL 60660
Photo of Rachel Hall, PC, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Chicago, IL
Pre-teen and teen art therapy groups
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, ATR
Verified
"More details TBD "
(773) 360-5996 
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Group meets in:
Oak Park, IL 60301
Photo of Chicago Personal Growth Institute in Chicago, IL
Art Therapy Group
LCSW, LCPC, ATR
Verified
"Chicago Personal Growth Institute offers events, workshops, and group counseling. All series are designed by Licensed Clinical Psychotherapists to help clients on their personal growth journey with likeminded individuals. Clients enhance self-awareness skills, develop healthier self-care practices, increase emotional intelligence ..."
(312) 620-1924 
View
Group meets in:
Chicago, IL 60606
Photo of Rae Reed, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Chicago, IL
Tell your Story, Change Your Life
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MS , LCSW
Verified
"Go through a ten-week trauma-informed writing and story-telling group that will involve using the tool of writing and group connection to help transform different aspects of your life that have caused pain. Learn how using narrative techniques and getting feedback ..."
(312) 779-1923 
View
Group meets in:
Chicago, IL 60603
Photo of Chih-Hsien Lin, Counselor in Chicago, IL
Art and Movement Therapy for Grief and Loss
Counselor, MA, LCPC, BC-DMT, EMDR, MPA
Verified
"Experiencing grief with others can bring a deeper sense of connection, hope, meaning and acceptance. This 6-week virtual group (starting 10/3/2021) is intended for people who have experienced grief and loss (within a year), and are finding their paths in ..."
(224) 601-5054 
View
Group meets in:
Chicago, IL 60640
Waitlist for new clients
Photo of RIMYA Services, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Chicago, IL
"In your feelings" Group (ages 4-7)
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, LPHA, DSW, CBIS, RPT
Verified
"Our "In your Feelings" group is focused for children who are having difficulty managing their anger, grief, and/or anxiety. Up to 5 children within a group (In person at Logan Square site). Participants and Parents will complete intake and Developmental ..."
(312) 584-3498 
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Group meets in:
Chicago, IL 60618
Photo of Isa's Creative Counseling LLC, Counselor in Chicago, IL
Ladies Support Group
Counselor, LCPC, R-DMT
Verified
"Weekly support group for females who could use emotional and social support AND learn new coping skills for life. Topics of exploration include Family/Professional Balance * Menopause * Mood and menstrual cycle * Psychotropics & Cultural beliefs * Mindfulness VS ..."
(773) 985-1303 
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Group meets in:
Forest Park, IL 60130

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Art Therapy Support Groups
It may look like a craft class, but art therapy in Chicago is a serious technique that uses the creative process to help improve the mental health of clients. Chicago Art therapy can be used on children and adults to treat a wide range of emotional issues, including anxiety, depression, family and relationship problems, abuse and domestic violence, and trauma and loss. Commonly found in hospitals and community centers, art therapy programs are based on the belief that the creative process is healing and life-enhancing. As they paint or draw, a skilled Chicago art therapist can use the client's works of art and their approach to the process as springboards to help them gain personal insight, improve their judgment, cope with stress, and work through traumatic experiences.

What is the difference between Group Therapy and a Support Group?
Chicago Support Groups and Group Therapy both offer a safe place to explore important issues. It is important, however, to understand the difference between the two.

Group therapy in Chicago is led by a therapist, group psychotherapist, or group counselor, and is generally structured around an issue. The therapist guides the group through a program as the group works together to better understand thoughts and feelings. Experienced therapists lead psychotherapy groups for various ages, such as adults, and specific issues including anger management, anxiety, and coping skills.

Support groups in Chicago are usually facilitated by a therapist or counselor, but can also be led by members with lived experiences. Generally, a support group is less structured than a therapy group. Support groups bring together members to provide support and strength to each other, often around a common challenge such as addiction or grief.

Most therapy groups will meet for a fixed length of time with a consistent group of members, while many support groups meet for an indefinite period of time with members coming and going.