The Living Arts Drama Therapy Institute presents
8-Week Expressive Arts Therapy Group
for LGBTQ+ Individuals (Online)
Facilitated by Abby Taskier, MA Candidate, MFT Trainee
“There is no such thing as a single-issue struggle because we do not live single-issue lives.” Audre Lorde
In your identity as an LGBTQ+ person, do you:
- Question whether or not you are “queer enough”?
- Struggle with feelings of internalized homophobia?
- Desire a therapeutic space with other LGBTQ+ individuals?
In this 8 week expressive arts therapy group, designed for anyone who identifies as LGBTQ+, we will use the tools of the expressive arts to identify, discover, and heal feelings of internalized homophobia, questioning of queerness, and any other complex, uncomfortable feelings that have to do with being an LGBTQ+ person. With the help of writing, guided visualizations, psychodrama, and the visual arts, we will work to discover the problem stories that we tell ourselves. Transform these harmful narratives into life affirming narratives, and embrace your strengths and resilience!
No previous arts experience is necessary or required.
Tuesdays, 10am – Noon PST
June 22 – August 10, 2021
Online Zoom Platform
Link will be sent after registration
COST: $400 | 8 sessions Group is limited to 6 participants. Payment plans available. Limited discounts available for BIPOC (Code: BIPOC).
For more information contact:
(510) 595-5500, Ext 22
About the Facilitator:
Abby Taskier, MA Candidate is a Marriage and Family Therapist Trainee at the Living Arts Counseling Center with a specialization in Expressive Arts Therapy. She is an MA Candidate for Counseling Psychology at the California Institute of Integral Studies. She has led therapeutic writing and creative arts circles for adults and adolescents for the last seven years.
Her approach to individual, couples, and group therapy is one of warmth, compassion, and directness. She holds clients’ stories with tenderness and care, and predominantly uses the tools of Expressive Arts, Narrative, and Drama Therapy. She utilizes the arts, role playing, improvisation, and metaphor in order to help others give shape to their emotions and experiences.
Supervised by Armand Volkas, MFT, RDT/BCT (MFC#28789)