GROUPS & PROGRAMS

Whether you need emotional support, group counseling, creative programming or something other than talk therapy, we provide you and your family a variety of options though our professional community whose focus is to reduce stress, revitalize and ensure that you leave our practice more connected to your most meaningful life than when you came in.

 

GROUP THERAPY FOR TEENS & ADULTS

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WEDNESDAYS | 7:00PM-8:00PM

Led by a Masters level clinician, this group is for adults 18+. Clients meet through Zoom, a HIPPA compliant, confidential online video platform every Wednesday from 7:00PM-8:00PM CST.

No fancy art materials required! This group will use materials that one can usually find in their home. This group is $35 per session and payment can be made via credit card. Continued participation is encouraged.

* Must register by 5PM the Monday before the Wednesday group.

This is a reoccurring group, which means you get to enjoy this group EVERY Wednesday! You must cancel registration if you no longer wish to participate by the Monday @ 5PM before the Wednesday group.

Interested in learning more or registering? Contact Rachel Wagner-Cantine at rwagner@c4creativeartstherapy.com or give her a call at 847.477.8244 ext. 701.

SPECIAL NOTE: Group therapy sessions are NOT billed to insurance.

* $35/session (reoccurring)

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SATURDAYS | 11:00AM-12:00PM

ONLINE VIA TELEHEALTH

 

Being a Teenager Can Be A Struggle!

Through this virtual support group, these young adults will explore how to navigate through the complex combinations of stress, relationship issues, and anxiety while experiencing shared stories, support, friendships, relaxation and stress-resolutions during the coronavirus pandemic.

The TEEN ART THERAPY support group is a professionally led education and peer support program for teens, ages 13-18 dealing with the uniques stressors of e-learning, social distancing, mask wearing and the strain of peer interactions amongst a pandemic. Your teen will develop courage, conscientiousness, follow through, resilience, and excellence in attitude.

 

Through the arts, these young adults will explore how to navigate through the complex combinations of stress, relationship issues, and anxiety while experiencing shared stories, support, friendships, relaxation and stress-resolutions. Your teen will learn how to EXPRESS themselves, ADVOCATE for themselves and EMPOWER themselves!

*Must register by 5PM the Wednesday before the Saturday group.

 

This is a reoccurring group, which means you get to enjoy this group EVERY Saturday! You must cancel registration if you no longer wish to participate by the Friday @ 11:00AM before the Saturday group.

SPECIAL NOTE: Group therapy sessions are NOT billed to insurance.

Interested in learning more about Group Therapy at the Center for Creative Arts Therapy? Contact Clinical Director, Rachel Wagner-Cantine, at 847.477.8244 x701 or rwagner@c4creativeartstherapy.com.

* $25/session (reoccurring)

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SATURDAYS | 10:00AM-11:00AM

ONLINE VIA TELEHEALTH

 

Everyone wants to be heard. . .to express opinions. . .to be understood
 
Tweens need to have people and places where they can feel supported to safely dialogue with others. . .a place where they can express feelings and thoughts and feel supported. TWEEN ART THERAPY support group is designed to offer time and space in the virtual community for social, emotional and character development.

Each group offers a safe place to talk, play, move, think and leave feeling lighter. 

*Must register by 5PM the Wednesday before the Saturday group.

 

This is a reoccurring group, which means you get to enjoy this group EVERY Saturday! You must cancel registration if you no longer wish to participate by the Friday @ 10:00AM before the Saturday group.

SPECIAL NOTE: Group therapy sessions are NOT billed to insurance.

Interested in learning more about Group Therapy at the Center for Creative Arts Therapy? Contact Clinical Director, Rachel Wagner-Cantine, at 847.477.8244 x701 or  rwagner@c4creativeartstherapy.com.

* $25/session (reoccurring)

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FRIDAYS (3/2-3/23) | 6:00PM-7:00PM

ONLINE VIA TELEHEALTH

 

Our inner child holds stories and secrets. In this 4-week virtual women's self-exploration group, we will rediscover our inner child and offer skills for self-connection and re-discover the joy (and importance) of play. In this creative, supportive group setting, we will validate, and grow together.

This group is open to all cis and trans women, as well as non-binary people who are comfortable in a space that centers the experiences of women. This group is for those 20+.

*Must register by 5PM March 31st.

 

This is a 4-week only group, which means you get to enjoy this group EVERY Friday for 4 weeks! 

SPECIAL NOTE: Group therapy sessions are NOT billed to insurance.

Interested in learning more about Group Therapy at the Center for Creative Arts Therapy? Contact Clinical Director, Rachel Wagner-Cantine, at 847.477.8244 x701 or rwagner@c4creativeartstherapy.com.

* $140 (4 weeks)

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THURSDAYS | 12:00PM-1:00PM

ONLINE VIA TELEHEALTH

 

This virtual DBT-based art therapy group is ideal for individuals 18+ that enjoy engaging in the creative arts and are looking to gain skills to divest from self-discouraging behaviors. We will focus on skills to change negative thoughts and actions, emotional regulation, improve distress tolerance, how to cope with change, and trusting oneself through mindfulness.

 

Whether you are new to DBT (dialectical behavior therapy) or are looking to further develop your skills, this group is open to all experience levels! We hope you can join us for this joyous exploration of self-concept through art-making!

*Must register by 5PM the Tuesday before the Thursday group.

 

This is a reoccurring group, which means you get to enjoy this group EVERY Thursday! You must cancel registration if you no longer wish to participate by the Tuesday @ 10:00AM before the Thursday group.

SPECIAL NOTE: Group therapy sessions are NOT billed to insurance.

Interested in learning more about Group Therapy at the Center for Creative Arts Therapy? Contact Clinical Director, Rachel Wagner-Cantine, at 847.477.8244 x701 or  rwagner@c4creativeartstherapy.com.

* $35/session (reoccurring)

Interested in groups but don't see it here?

 

Contact our Clinical Director, Rachel Wagner-Cantine at rwagner(at)c4creativeartstherapy.com with your request.

 

SOCIAL EMOTIONAL LEARNING THROUGH THE ARTS

ARTS PLAYSCHOOL

Learning through the Arts

ARTs PlaySchool brings together children's creative mind/body connection with the arts. Your child will explore emotions, social skills, mindfulness, and social emotional learning through our energetic and caring instructors. While focusing on a curriculum-based structure, our teachers and staff members incorporate the arts into children's learning.

Arts Playschool programs are offered at the Center for Creative Arts Therapy, and can be found throughout the Dupage County community, as well as ONLINE.

 

"We teach to the child that learns by moving, exploring and creating." Azizi Marshall, Founder & CEO

* Includes craft templates and parent education each class.

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Let us support you and your family through compassionately creative counseling and arts-based psychotherapy services. Give us a call today to learn more about creative arts therapy (art therapy, music therapy, drama therapy, dance/movement therapy, expressive arts therapy) in the Downers Grove, Hinsdale, DuPage county and Chicago area! Feel free to call us at (847) 477-8244 or email us.

We are located in Downers Grove and frequently see clients from Downers Grove, Aurora, Bolingbrook, Burr Ridge, Countryside, Darien, Elmhurst,

Glen Ellyn, Hickory Hills, Hillside, Hinsdale, LaGrange, LaGrange Park, Lemont, Lisle, Lombard, Naperville, Oak Brook, Oak Brook Terrace, Oak Park, Riverside, Villa Park, Warenville, Westchester, Westmont, Wheaton, Willowbrook, Woodridge, and Western Springs.

 

Counseling and arts-based psychotherapy for individuals, groups and families looking for help with children, adolescents, stress, relationships, motherhood, creative parenting interventions, life transitions, trauma, anxiety, depression, divorce, grief/bereavement, autism, communication, caregiving, terminal illness, and career counseling.

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