Meet the Clinic Director

Tally Tripp is a registered, board certified Art Therapist, Licensed Clinical Social Worker and Certified Trauma Therapist who has been practicing Art Therapy for over 30 years, specializing in neurobiologically- based, experiential approaches for the treatment of trauma.

Tally brings her extensive clinical skills into the classroom, where she teaches the yearlong Trauma coursework and the Group Process class, and in her role as Director of the Art Therapy Clinic, where she oversees the student interns, case consultation, clinic research and provision of clinical services.

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Art Therapy Clinic

A Collaborative Approach

Our confidential services are offered to the community and provided in partnership with GW’s Graduate Art Therapy Program, which immerses students in the latest research on the therapeutic use of the expressive arts. Therapists in the art therapy clinic are second year graduate students who work under the direct supervision of registered and board-certified art therapists and licensed mental health professionals. Because we are a training facility, our sessions are digitally video recorded so that students can review their videos. We do maintain strict confidentiality and adhere to the American Art Therapy as well as the Board of Counseling Code of Ethics.

Finding Creative Answers to Life's Challenges

Self-expression through the arts — drawing, painting, and sculpting — can be powerful in promoting mental health. GW's Art Therapy Clinic focuses on creative growth and self-expression for children, adolescents, adults, and families to help deal with:

  • depression and anxiety
  • illness, trauma, and loss
  • relationship and self-esteem issues
  • job and school-related stress
  • transitions and major life changes

What We Offer

Our clinic is bright and sunny, separate from classrooms and offices in the Alexandria Graduate Education Center of the GW University. There are 3 art therapy clinic rooms; each is attractive and comfortable, with lots of natural light, equipped with adjustable tables, chairs, and ample storage space for art supplies and projects. We have sand trays in all rooms and a wide variety of 2-D and 3-D art materials and supplies. In the waiting room there are chairs, tables and reading materials for clients and family members.

The Art Therapy clinic offers art therapy services on a sliding fee scale, starting as low as $5 a session. We conduct one-on-one individual sessions as well as group and family therapies. We see clients Monday through Friday from 9 AM to 8 PM with some Saturday hours also available. We adhere to an academic calendar so observe a Winter, Spring and Summer break.


Intake Process


The initial intake session is free of charge, and allows you to learn more about our services and determine if art therapy is a good fit.

For more information about the Clinic, please check our FAQs.

To arrange for an intake contact the clinic at 703-548-1358 or via email [email protected].

What to Expect

When you arrive for your intake appointment, check in at the front desk, or have a seat in the front waiting area if no one is there. You will be escorted to the Clinic waiting area by the Clinic Director or the Intern(s).

Please bring Welcome Letter and Client Intake Forms with you.

Meet our Interns

Kelly Jacobs - Class of 2019

Amanda Shaw - Class of 2019


Contact Us

GW Art Therapy Clinic Line

 (to leave messages for your therapist after you are assigned):
  To set up a free confidential screening or for questions about our services, please contact:

  703-548-1358 or [email protected]


Calendar Information

The following holidays and clinic closings are observed. We adhere to an academic calendar so we observe Winter, Spring, and Summer breaks.

Labor Day

Thanksgiving Break 

Winter Break

Martin Luther King Jr. Day

Presidents’ Day

Spring Break

Summer Break