An Art Therapy Group for Neurodivergents
Details: An open studio Art Therapy group for youth and adults who identify as being neurodivergent. A diversity accepting and affirming space. Led by a neurodivergent therapist.
For people who enjoy art making or crafts and ideally already practice making art. The Art Therapist will not be teaching art skills always but you will have the freedom to create art with materials of your choosing or bring in your own project. Sometimes we have discussions about what it is like to be neurodivergent and share our experiences.
Those who are quiet or feel shy are welcome to come and quietly make art without feeling pressured to talk.
About Therapist: Alana Stewart (she/her) is a Registered Art Therapist, Counsellor and Artist.
Alana is neurodivergent from a neurodivergent family with close members diagnosed on the autism spectrum. She has a good understanding of the needs of people who are neurodivergent from her lived experience and wealth of professional experience in disability services. Alana works with many youth who are neurodivergent (ASD, ADHD, ID and other), have mental health challenges and people from the LGBTQIA+ community.
Goals: Art Therapy supports emotional regulation skills and improving mental health.
Art making in a supportive group environment helps to grow confidence in self-expression and self-esteem. This group is also to support positive identity around being neurodivergent and having lived experience of neurodivergence.
When: Thursdays fortnightly
Time: 1:00pm - 2:30pm
Requires a commitment to join for a whole term period (5-6 sessions).
Intake info: Group size limited to 4 participants with 1 therapist.
Accepting referrals for 2023 waitlist now, requires a 30min intake assessment as a consult with therapist before full enrolment allowed. Places available.
Please ask questions or request free meet and greet.
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