Create & Cope: A Group for Overwhelmed Teens

This Weekly group is currently is full

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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 above 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!

Your teen will go from overwhelmed and alone...

Your teen will go from overwhelmed and alone... feeling accepted and understood! feeling accepted and understood!

Benefits of Group...

  • Teens will learn how to acknowledge difficult feelings and safely express them so that they no longer feel so overwhelmed.

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

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

  • Teens will walk away each week with a new perspective and new skills to manage stress, anxiety, and difficult emotions so they will no longer feel powerless in life.

  • Teens will be exposed to new and uncommon materials and media expanding their perspective about what it means to take creative risks.

You'll feel the difference too!

You'll feel the difference too!

Group Details

  • This is an open enrollment 90 minute group that meets weekly. Teens begin and end at various times throughout the year. You will receive your official start date after you've completed the Initial Interview Appointment (50 minutes) and have been accepted to participate in the group.

  • Middle School Group (age 12-14) meets Mondays from 6:00-7:30pm

  • High School Group (age 15-18) meets Thursdays at 6:00-7:30pm

  • Cost is $50/week or enroll in the automatic payment option and it drops to $40/week ($160/month)

  • Spring Semester is full. Stay tuned for fall semester enrollment dates!

  • Each semester follows natural breaks in school year. Re-enrollment for next semester always open to current members

  • Includes all art materials used during group, weekly parent communication, and 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!

  • 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!


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.

What teens have told me...


"Being creative helps me feel like there is still good in me."

"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."