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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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
Adrienne Iannazzo - Class of 2017
Tyler Strusowski - Class of 2017
GW Art Therapy Clinic Line
703-548-1358 or email@example.com
The following holidays and clinic closings are observed. We adhere to an academic calendar so we observe Winter, Spring, and Summer breaks.
Martin Luther King Jr. Day