The Art Station is committed to providing effective, accessible services to our community. Clinical art therapy services are provided to children, adolescents, adults and families who reside in Fort Worth and surrounding areas. Services are provided by highly qualified mental health professionals who are dedicated to helping clients achieve their goals.
All therapists who provide treatment services at The Art Station are licensed mental health professionals trained in the visual arts and/or art therapy. Master’s level interns may see clients under the supervision of a licensed professional.
The Art Station specializes in using art therapy principles within a therapeutic relationship. Therapists utilize different methods of treatment depending on client needs. Services provided include: assessments, individual, family, couples and group counseling, school-based groups, and community-based groups.
Clinical art therapy services are available for most ages. The Art Station staff generally works with school-aged children, teens and adults. While minimal communication and gross motor skills are necessary in art therapy, most services are adapted to the age and developmental needs of the individual client.
Issues that can be addressed in individual clinical art therapy are similar to those challenges that would bring someone to seek help from any mental health professional. Topics include, but are not limited to depression, trauma, relationship skills building, social skills building, and parenting.
Some issues are better addressed with art therapy in a group format. Group topics are based on current client and community needs. The following groups are currently being offered:
Painting the Possibilities: Social Skills Groups
In these supportive art therapy groups clients participate in structured art activities designed to help them identify and express their feelings, enhance their social and problem solving skills, increase self-esteem, build self confidence, learn ways to reduce anxiety and conflict, re-direct negative thinking, and develop appropriate strategies for coping with life’s struggles and help them to make positive choices.
Groups are formed 3 times a year and will meet (on average) for 12 sessions. Groups are available for ages 6-17. Please call our intake coordinator for more information about joining the next available group.
Coping Creatively: Women in Transition
In this group, participants will deal with common issues facing women such as assertiveness in relationships (personal and professional), empowerment, setting boundaries, positive self-image, life transitions and daily life stressors through a variety of creative processes, including art experiences.
Visionary Veterans: An Art Therapy Program
An unique art therapy program for active duty and veteran service members.
Our Fees for Service
The Art Station is committed to serving individuals and families of all income levels and offers an array of payment options for counseling services. The standard counseling fee for service is $90.00 for one 50 minute individual or family counseling session and $45.00 for one 50 minute group session. Financial assistance may be provided based on availability. The amount of assistance a family or individual qualifies for is based on the number of individuals living in the home and current household income.
The Art Station is participating as a provider for a number of insurance panels. Some examples of insurance plans currently accepted include Medicaid and CHIPS (Cook’s/Beacon, Amerigroup, Aetna Better Health, Bravo/Cigna-Healthspring, Superior and Traditional), Aetna, Blue Cross & Blue Shield, Humana, and Scott & White. Call if you do not see your insurance plan on this list.
Clients are seen at our office location:1616 Park Place Avenue Fort Worth, Texas 76110
Co-located and community-based services can be arranged when appropriate. Currently, Art Station staff members have limited availability at each of the FWISD Family Resource Centers. These services are available to current FWISD students and arranged directly through the FRCs. For more information, contact your school counselor.
Making An Appointment
All individual and group sessions are scheduled by appointment only. If you are interested in art therapy for you or your child, the first step is to contact our office so we can discuss the appropriate level of treatment. As a result of our generous financial assistance and our limited staff, we rarely have an immediate availability of services. Arrangements can be made to notify you when sessions become available and additional community resources will be provided if needed.