Create & Cope: A Group for Overwhelmed Teens

Fall semester enrolling now! Deadline september 25th!!

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Get Your Teen the Support You Both Need!!

  • Is your teen feeling alone?

  • Is your teen feeling stressed and overwhelmed?

  • Are they uncertain how to navigate social relationships?

  • Do they feel like they just don't fit in?

  • Have you tried everything maybe even individual or traditional talk therapy?

  • Is verbal expression challenging for your teen?


Then this group was created just for them!

In this brief 20 minute video below you will learn how this group is specifically designed to provide a safe, creative space for self-exploration, expression of feelings, and support to help your teen go from feeling overwhelmed to feeling empowered to create the change you both need and want.  This is a great video to show your teen if you're not sure how to explain what happens in a typical group therapy session.  Yes, therapy can be fun and something you look forward to each week!

Benefits of Group for your teen...

Your teen will learn how to:

  • Acknowledge difficult feelings and safely express them so that they no longer feel so overwhelmed.

  • Gain the support of other teens going through similar things so they will no longer feel like they are the only one.

  • Learn new knowledge of how to use the creative arts to cope with stress and express themselves so they can feel seen and heard.

  • Gain a new perspective and skills to manage stress, anxiety, and difficult emotions so they will no longer feel powerless in life.

  • Use new and uncommon materials and media to expand their perspective about what it means to take creative risks.

You'll feel the difference too!

You'll feel the difference too!


This is an open enrollment, 60 minute group that meets weekly. That means members can be added throughout semester and teens begin and end at various times throughout the year.

After you apply for your spot, we will explore whether this group might be a good fit during a Free 15 minute Connection Call. If it group sounds like this group is a good therapeutic match, we will schedule your Group Intake Interview (allow 30-50 minutes) so we can meet in person. This must be completed one week prior to your start date and does not necessarily guarantee your child will be accepted into group.

Know someone who may also be interested? SHARE THE FLIER!

Day and Time

  • Young Teen Group (ages 12-14) meets on Wednesdays from 5:00-6:00pm

  • Older Teen Group (ages 14-18) meets on Wednesdays from 6:30-7:30pm

  • Fall Semester starts October 2nd.

  • Registration and intake must be completed by September 25th


  • Cost is $40/week in the form of 3 automatic monthly payments of $160 each (12 sessions)


  • Includes all art materials used during group

  • Weekly parent communication

  • Any care coordination that may be helpful

    Start the process by completing an interest form to explore if group might be right for your teen!

About Jody...

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Jody Pittner, LPCC, ATR-BC

As a Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor and Board Certified Art Therapist specializing in teens, I am uniquely qualified to assist your teen in meeting their goals.  I have run hundreds of groups and spent countless hours assisting children and adolescents to engage in creative expression to create change. I have been running this group since my practice started and have several members who are still attending groups together! This is the power of groups for teens and it is my honor to hold space for them each and every week!

What teens have told me...


 "Being creative helps me express myself."

"Even at my worst I can create something beautiful."

"I never saw my situation in this way before."

"Art therapy helps me relax my mind and my body."

"It helps me look at problems in a new way."

"I can tune out in a good way."

Time or day of week just not going to work? Please reach out and apply anyway! If there is enough interest a new group may form!