Care for Creatives


Care for Creatives

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Care for Creatives is a partnership between the DC Creative Affairs Office (CAO) and the George Washington University Community Counseling Services Center (CCSC) to provide pay-what-you-can mental health services to area creatives.

How It Works:
Creatives who reach out to the CCSC will be matched with a counseling intern to support them through a short-term, solution-oriented therapy approach. All services are confidential and provided in-person at our Foggy Bottom location or via telehealth to DC residents

How It Came About:
This partnership was developed following the COVID-19 pandemic due to the need to support the mental health needs of those in creative industries. Since then, we have continued to maintain this partnership with the DC CAO to support the mental health of the creative community and to provide space for creatives to frame a foundation of wellness.

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Interested in receiving counseling services through the CCSC?


Care for Creatives In the News

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Care for Creatives Community Conversation featuring J'ta Freeman

May 29, 2024

Watch the latest Care for Creatives Community Conversation featuring J'ta Freeman, The Voice of Da City, and her creative journey and coping mechanisms.

Watch the "Care for Creatives Community Conversations"

January 31, 2023

Our Community Conversations are an on-demand video series focused on supporting mental health. Topics include accessing healthcare, suicide awareness, and more.

Care for Creatives Project Highlighted in District Fray Magazine

September 8, 2020

The Care for Creatives project was highlighted in District Fray Magazine's article, "Care for Creatives Offers Mental Health Services to the Arts Community."

Dr. DeRaedt Collaborates to Provide Teletherapy to the DC Creative Community

July 29, 2020

Dr. Mary DeRaedt discussed the process of designing the Care for Creatives program, which provides teletherapy to the DC creative committee.