Bang Glass collaborates with Berger Counseling to support recovery through creativity

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BANG Glass, a fused glass art studio and showroom at 2600 N.W. 1st Avenue in Boca Raton, has partnered with Berger Counseling Services for a 6-week intensive group art therapy program focused on inner transformation and growth. The weekly sessions, starting Thursday, September 17 from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m., will help participants discover their strengths; develop new support; build self-esteem and create lasting memories with glass. “Working with glass is metaphoric of the therapy process, and life,” said Scott Avidon, artist and instructor at BANG Glass, who will work alongside therapist Marla Berger, LMHC, ATR. “You work through the struggles and challenges of this medium while being patient. Like our beings, glass is fragile and must be handled with care or you can get hurt.” “Creating fused glass involves many different steps which represent our life, issues and people we’ve experienced. By creating, participants are able to discover themselves and try new ways of resolving problems through art,” said Marla Berger. “Insight without change does not help. But by learning, making and doing, participants will grow.” Marla Berger, LMHC, ATR is a licensed mental health counselor and registered art therapist. She is certified through the Equine Assisted Growth & Learning Association and the Professional Association of Therapeutic Horsemanship International to provide equine assisted therapies. Berger has been providing experiential therapies to children, adolescents and adults since 2000. The cost of the 6-week program is $600 per person and includes group therapy limited to eight people, all materials, snacks and beverages. For more information, or to register, visit www.bergercounselingservices.com or call 561-866-3056.