GW Art Therapy Clinic
GW Art Therapy Clinic

GW Art Therapy Clinic



The GW Art Therapy Clinic is a training facility partnered with the GW Graduate Art Therapy Program providing confidential, quality art therapy services to children, teens and adults from the community. Our clinicians are students in their second and third year of the master’s program and are supervised by licensed, professional art therapists and mental health counselors.

The GW Art Therapy Clinic was established in 2008 as a response to developing research in trauma and neuroscience. Today, the clinic serves the local D.C.-Maryland-Virginia community through affordable art therapy care, offering one-on-one and group or family sessions. The space is composed of three rooms equipped with a variety of art supplies, sand tray equipment and other therapeutic resources.

Because we are a training facility, all sessions are digitally recorded so that students can review and receive supervision on their work.


"800+ therapy hours per year conducted through community clinic" with a graphic of a ruler, pencil and pen side-by-side,





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Contact the GW Art Therapy Clinic


Where We Are
413 John Carlyle St.
Alexandria, VA 22314
[email protected]


Arika VanBrunt
GW Art Therapy Visiting Clinic Coordinator
[email protected]

Clinic Goals


Provide members of the community with art therapy sessions at a reduced fee


Provide art therapy training and supervision for students in the treatment of trauma and mental health concerns


Promote and engage in research led by faculty and students on the application of art therapy in clinical practice


Community Outreach

Along with the clinical services provided at the GWATC, our program clinicians are available for in-service presentations and workshops at area universities, businesses, government agencies, schools and health fairs. We also offer in-house workshops for the community, such as during holidays, when many people are dealing with stressors. Contact us to learn more or get involved.

Some of our recent outreach partners have included:



  • Wendt Center for Loss and Healing
  • GW Capital Peers
  • The George Washington University Psychology Department
  • Girl Scouts
  • The George Washington University Hospital Trauma Survivors Group
  • Jewish Social Service Agency (JSSA)
  • Healthy Living Series at the GW School of Medicine and Health Sciences
  • Meltzer Center
  • GW Student Veteran Association
  • Art Reach
  • ECDC African Community Center DC-Metro
  • DHS Counter Human Trafficking
  • GW Textile Museum


  • GW Colonial Health Services
  • GW School Counseling Career Awareness
  • Georgetown Dental School
  • U.S. Patent and Trade Office
  • Andrews Air Force Base Wounded Warriors Program
  • Year Up Wellness Day, Upward Bound
  • Broadcasting Board of Governors Educational Wellness Fair
  • U.S. Senate Wellness Fair
  • GW Department of PA Studies
  • US Agency for Global Media
  • Library of Congress Wellness Fair
  • One Journey Refugee Festival
  • Alexandria City High School
  • Browne Academy
  • DC Autism Parents


“Students are trained in the latest trauma techniques and so, coming into the clinic, they’re able to put the practice to work.”

Tally Tripp

Tally Tripp

The GW Art Therapy Clinic is a training facility partnered with the GW Graduate Art Therapy Program providing confidential, quality art therapy services.