Art Therapy Support Groups in Seattle, WA

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Photo of Meaghan Halverson, Counselor in Seattle, WA
Painting Grief
Counselor, LMHCA, ATR-P, RYT
Verified
"This is a 4-week grief group for adults who have lost someone close to them and would like to have a space for processing grief with a group. Using acrylic paint and mixed media, group members will be invited to ..."
(206) 279-6374 
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Group meets in:
Seattle, WA 98103
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Virtual Art Process Group for Adults
Counselor, MA, LMHCA
Verified
"This group is a virtual space for adults in transition who are experiencing an increased amount of stress. With all that is going on in the world right now, we need art and connection more than ever. Zero art skills ..."
(206) 208-2353 
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Group meets in:
Seattle, WA 98103
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Painting Grief
Counselor, MA, LMHC, CT
Verified
"This is a 4-week grief group for adults who have lost someone close to them and would like to have a space for processing grief with a group. Using acrylic paint and mixed media, group members will be invited to ..."
(206) 472-1556 
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Group meets in:
Seattle, WA 98103
Not accepting new clients
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Pandemic Processing Group for Kids 8-11
Counselor, MA, LMHCA
Verified
"Kids and teens have faced unique difficulties during this pandemic. This group will use art and play therapy to provide a safe space to process the challenges they have faced and strengths they have used to make it through. For ..."
(206) 593-3089 
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Group meets in:
Seattle, WA 98107
Not accepting new clients
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Create & Connect
Counselor, MA, LMHC, CMHS, MMHS
Verified
"6 week group practicing tools of mindfulness, self-soothing and using creativity to connect in with yourself and others. Bring your curiosity, open-mind and tender hearts to learn and heal in community together. A Trauma-Informed model will be used. Next groups ..."
(206) 761-0990 
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Group meets in:
Seattle, WA 98116
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Women's Vitality Workshops Series
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA
Verified
"Come to learn how to revitalize. Be pampered! Make new female friends. You'll be guided in experiences that increase your self-love, sensuality, health and female vitality. We shed shame together. Learn more about how to become your own best friend. ..."
(206) 745-4731 
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Group meets in:
Seattle, WA 98108
Photo of Jennifer Alsdorf, Counselor in Seattle, WA
Pandemic Processing Group for Teens 14-18
Counselor, MA, LMHCA
Verified
"Teens have faced unique difficulties during this pandemic. This group will use art and play therapy to provide a safe space to process the challenges they have faced and strengths they have used to make it through. For Covid safety, ..."
(206) 593-3089 
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Group meets in:
Seattle, WA 98107
Not accepting new clients

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Photo of Meaghan Halverson, Counselor in Seattle, WA
Painting Grief
Counselor, LMHCA, ATR-P, RYT
Verified
"This is a 4-week grief group for adults who have lost someone close to them and would like to have a space for processing grief with a group. Using acrylic paint and mixed media, group members will be invited to ..."
(206) 279-6374 
View
Group meets in:
Seattle, WA 98103
Photo of Kristin Hope, Counselor in Seattle, WA
Virtual Art Process Group for Adults
Counselor, MA, LMHCA
Verified
"This group is a virtual space for adults in transition who are experiencing an increased amount of stress. With all that is going on in the world right now, we need art and connection more than ever. Zero art skills ..."
(206) 208-2353 
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Group meets in:
Seattle, WA 98103
Photo of Amy A. Rinde, Marriage & Family Therapist in Seattle, WA
Expressive arts therapy for transgender teens
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT, CMHS
Verified
"This expressive arts group therapy for transgender teens will provide a safe space to talk, listen, share, and be witnessed while we play therapy games, do art therapy , and eat snacks. There will be 6 teens per group, high school ..."
(425) 276-7303 
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Group meets in:
Kirkland, WA 98033
Photo of Becky Robbins, Counselor in Seattle, WA
Nature-based Growth Group - 2nd & 4th Thursdays
Counselor, MA, LMHC, CEAT, CYT
Verified
"By exploring our strengths, weaknesses, fears, and coping skills in nature with others, we are able to gain valuable insights about ourselves while also exploring and reducing anxiety, increasing self-compassion, self-understanding, and uncovering blind spots. As we try new approaches, ..."
(206) 278-2149 
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Group meets in:
Kenmore, WA 98028
Photo of Dana Paik-Simerly, Counselor in Seattle, WA
Painting Grief
Counselor, MA, LMHC, CT
Verified
"This is a 4-week grief group for adults who have lost someone close to them and would like to have a space for processing grief with a group. Using acrylic paint and mixed media, group members will be invited to ..."
(206) 472-1556 
View
Group meets in:
Seattle, WA 98103
Not accepting new clients
Photo of Jennifer Alsdorf, Counselor in Seattle, WA
Pandemic Processing Group for Kids 8-11
Counselor, MA, LMHCA
Verified
"Kids and teens have faced unique difficulties during this pandemic. This group will use art and play therapy to provide a safe space to process the challenges they have faced and strengths they have used to make it through. For ..."
(206) 593-3089 
View
Group meets in:
Seattle, WA 98107
Not accepting new clients
Photo of Aguas Sagradas--Sacred Waters Healing & Consulting, Counselor in Seattle, WA
Create & Connect
Counselor, MA, LMHC, CMHS, MMHS
Verified
"6 week group practicing tools of mindfulness, self-soothing and using creativity to connect in with yourself and others. Bring your curiosity, open-mind and tender hearts to learn and heal in community together. A Trauma-Informed model will be used. Next groups ..."
(206) 761-0990 
View
Group meets in:
Seattle, WA 98116
Photo of Zia Sunseri, Marriage & Family Therapist in Seattle, WA
Women's Vitality Workshops Series
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA
Verified
"Come to learn how to revitalize. Be pampered! Make new female friends. You'll be guided in experiences that increase your self-love, sensuality, health and female vitality. We shed shame together. Learn more about how to become your own best friend. ..."
(206) 745-4731 
View
Group meets in:
Seattle, WA 98108
Photo of Jennifer Alsdorf, Counselor in Seattle, WA
Pandemic Processing Group for Teens 14-18
Counselor, MA, LMHCA
Verified
"Teens have faced unique difficulties during this pandemic. This group will use art and play therapy to provide a safe space to process the challenges they have faced and strengths they have used to make it through. For Covid safety, ..."
(206) 593-3089 
View
Group meets in:
Seattle, WA 98107
Not accepting new clients

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Art Therapy Support Groups
It may look like a craft class, but art therapy in Seattle is a serious technique that uses the creative process to help improve the mental health of clients. Seattle 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 Seattle 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?
Seattle 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 Seattle 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 Seattle 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.