Therapeutic Art Group for Adults: Limited Space!

Therapeutic Artistic Expression: Autumn series ([corrected] session dates 9/21, 10/5, 10/19, 11/2)

Creative expression can help make managing emotions and thoughts easier!

This therapy group is appropriate for those 18+ who are working on issues of:

  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Dissociation
  • Trauma History
  • Relationship Issues
  • Societal Issues
  • Chronic pain / illness
  • No artistic talent or skill is required!
  • Materials will be provided (but you may bring your own)
  • Small, closed group for confidentiality and safety
  • Structured sessions led by licensed PhD-level clinical psychologist

Written referral from current therapist required OR you may request a screening interview (phone or in-person, 1/2 hour)

Please contact us soon! ~Registration closes September 6th~



Dissociative Identity Disorder and Responsibility

For those experiencing Dissociative Identity Disorder, it is important to understand the difference between “blame” (which is about “fault” and “punishment”) and “responsibility” (which is about self-management and taking care of what needs to be taken care of).

Blame is not useful, in fact it is injurious. Responsibility is useful and necessary, however.

Every person has different sides or parts of their personality. Those whose sides or parts are dissociated can usefully develop responsibility as a whole by learning to accept and re-connect all parts. Sometimes this means that parts merge, but not always. No sides or parts should be shut out, silenced, eliminated, or disappear. It means the feelings and thoughts of all parts are heard and accepted as valid, though not necessarily acted upon.

The more we can listen to and supportively accept different sides of ourselves (whether we have dissociated parts or not!) the less likely it is that we will act out impulsively in ways we may regret later.

– Dr. Liz

Read more on D.I.D. in this article by researcherΒ Dr. Michelle Maiese.


βˆ™ Practice Focus & Specialties:
βˆ™ Adults and young adults
βˆ™ College issues
βˆ™ Intersectional & multicultural concerns (prejudice & discrimination)
βˆ™ LGBTQ/NB concerns
βˆ™ Race / gender issues
βˆ™ Expectant / new mothers
βˆ™ International culture issues
βˆ™ Family of origin issues
βˆ™ Adult disordered eating
βˆ™ Fitness / body image
βˆ™ Depression and dysthymia
βˆ™ Anxiety / panic
βˆ™ Bipolar disorder
βˆ™ Trauma history / PTSD / dissociation
βˆ™ Insomnia
βˆ™ Chronic illness