Group Psychotherapy and Classes
Sarah enjoys offering group psychotherapy services and has extensive training as a therapist and facilitator in this setting. Clients are sometimes skeptical of participating in therapy with a group, but group therapy is known to be effective, supportive, and can be a more affordable alternative to individual sessions. Group members can offer support and insight in addition to the therapist, and this can lead to a very positive experience for participants.
Sarah also offers classes in partnership with other organizations. These classes are less personal and focus more on the modality of theater and the use of creativity to promote personal growth and insight in line with the class focus.
For current group or class offerings and registration information, see below.
Playfully Present: Mindful Theater Practices for Connection & Creativity (at Mindful Nashville)
Click HERE to pre-register for a Playfully Present class session
This is a casual, drop-in group that is based around theater and drama therapy techniques and is intended to provide participants with a felt experience of being present in their bodies, present with others, and to cultivate the playfulness and creative self expression that can only come with being mindful and present. Expect to build your skills for mindful embodiment through theater-based activities with some fun and play to energize you, release stress, and boost your creativity! Make friends with discomfort, let go of judgment, build acceptance, and be in the moment!
This group is for anyone 18 years old and older. Please arrive a few minutes early your first time in order to find the suite and sign a consent form for participation. Be aware that you will feel most free to participate if you wear clothing that allows you to bend/stretch/kneel comfortably. You do not need any previous mindfulness/meditation or theater experience to participate. Sarah will meet you at your comfort level, so please take a risk and give it a try!
WHERE: At Mindful Nashville, which is located inside the 100 Taylor St. building, Suite 8-B, in Germantown, Nashville. Parking is available in the lot or on the street at 100 Taylor Street. There is a side entrance (off the parking lot) and a front street entrance for your use. It is an arts collective-type building, and inside you will find an array of artisan studios, a coffee shop (not open currently in the evenings, alas), and more. Follow signs for 8-B and you will see Mindful Nashville’s sign outside the room. Feel free to text 615-925-3368 if you have trouble finding it! Please allow extra time to find your way on your first visit, if possible.
WHEN: Thursday evenings 7-8:30pm starting May 2nd, 2019. This is an on-going, drop-in group.
HOW MUCH: $15 if you pre-register HERE, $20 if you drop in.
Note: This is a therapeutic class, not a psychotherapy group. As such, it is not eligible for payment by health insurance coverage.
Improv for Anxiety (with Unscripted Improv)
The Improv for Anxiety program is designed to help people with mild to moderate anxiety build awareness and skills which help to manage their symptoms in work, home, and social situations. The program was developed by Unscripted improvisers and teachers in partnership with licensed therapists to practice improv through a therapeutic lens. Co-facilitated by an experienced improv teacher, Scott Field, and Sarah Rodgers, LMFT.
This class is not therapy and should not replace therapy, but provides an interactive and joyful opportunity to practice applying skills for anxiety management and awareness. No improv experience or clinical diagnosis for anxiety required to participate.
NEXT SESSION STARTS SEPTEMBER 7th. CLICK HERE FOR REGISTRATION INFORMATION. Participants must be able to attend at least 6 of the 8 classes. Class size is limited to 12 participants. Must be 18 and over. Registration is non-refundable.