Artful Grief — AFSP

Artful Grief

Cockeysville, Baltimore County, Maryland, 21031, United States

Artful Grief

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Meeting Place

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Sharon Strouse
410 667-9384
[email protected]

Group Demographic

Artful Grief offers both traditional talk therapy and a focus in the use of creativity and the arts as tools for healing our grief.  I work with adults suffering significant losses both individually and in groups.  My individual sessions are 50 minutes and my group art therapy sessions are three hours.  Please call for more information.

Group Type

This group is open, which means that new members may join at any time.


Please call for an appointment.

I often work with survivors individually before they transition to my groups


Mental health professional


$100 individaul session and $50 group art therapy session

Hosting/Sponsoring Organization

The Kristin Rita Strouse Foundation

Additional Information

Sharon Strouse, MA, ATR-BC, LCPAT, is a board-certified and licensed clinical professional art therapist with 30 years of experience working with adults in group and individual settings. She serves as Practicum Faculty with the Portland Institute for Loss and Transition. Her art therapy private practice and national presentations focus on traumatic loss, specifically with parents who have lost a child, suicide bereavement, and military loss/ Gold Star Families. The theoretical foundations of her art therapy work are grounded in meaning reconstruction, attachment informed grief therapy and continuing bonds with the deceased. She is author of Artful Grief: A Diary of Healing, ( written twelve years after the suicide of her seventeen year old daughter. Additional published works can be found in Neimeyer’s Techniques of Grief Therapy: Creative Practices for Counseling the Bereaved, Thompson and Neimeyer’s Grief and the Expressive Arts: Practices for Creating Meaning as well as, Di Maria’s, Exploring Ethical Issues in Art Therapy and Gershman and Thompson’s, Prescriptive Memory in Grief and Loss: The Art of Dreamscaping. Sharon is co-founder of The Kristin Rita Strouse Foundation ( a non-profit dedicated to supporting programs that increase awareness of mental health through education and the arts.