- Years in Practice: 20+ Years
- Level 3 AEDP
- Level 2 IFS
- Licensed Creative Arts Therapist (LCAT): 000669-1 New York
- Board Certified (BC) / Art Therapy Credentials Board (ATCB)
- Registered Art Therapist (ATR) / Art Therapy Credential Board (ATCB)
- Member, American Art Therapy Association (AATA)
- Member, New York Art Therapy Association (NYATA)
- Member, Past Board Member/Volunteer Chair, New York Coalition of Creative Arts Therapists (NYCCAT)
I am a Licensed Art Therapist / Psychotherapist, visual artist and designer with twenty+ years experience including 12 years in private practice providing Art Psychotherapy in NYC. I also facilitate arts based workshops for the community at large, Not For Profits, Universities and private organizations.
Prior to becoming an Art Therapist/Psychotherapist, I had a long and thriving career as a Home Product and Textile Designer, which led to a 10 year Adjunct Asst Professorship / Career Counseling position at the Fashion Institute of Technology. This was done concurrently with private practice.
Before this, I spent ten years at Catholic Charities working with adolescents and young adults. The first seven were as staff Art Therapist, one year as Program Manager and the last two as Clinical Supervisor. Additionally while there, I trained and supervised graduate art therapy interns. Concurrently, I worked four years at the Chinatown YMCA as staff Art Therapist, and three as an Artist-in-Residence with cancer patients at NY Presbyterian Hospital through The Creative Center.
Finally, I served seven years on the board of the New York Coalition for Creative Arts Therapists (NYCCAT).
Through all of my career, I have maintained my own art practice and whether creating art is integrated into our work together or not, creativity is a thread running through all I do and we would do together.
I specialize in Self Esteem, Anxiety and Relationship Issues.
- Career Counseling
- Coping Skills
- Creative Blocks
- Eating Disorders
- Life transitions
- Peer Relationships
- Romantic Relationships
- Self Esteem
- Sexual Abuse
- Trauma and PTSD
- Women's Issues
- Adolescents / Teenagers (14 to 19)
We work within a supportive, creative, open space and we get curious, together. Being in it together is important as so much of what we’ve gone through we have had to do alone. Having a trusted other with us on this journey can make all the difference.
We explore not only the tough stuff, we also spend time on what is working in your life. Many ask why come to therapy to be with what is working when I can do that on my own. The question is, do you? Most of us don’t. And yet, the more we give attention to what is working, the more it embeds in our system, the safer it feels, and the more we live it in our life.
We also give attention to the many and often conflicting parts/voices that live within us. It can be hard to imagine, as sometimes we just want one part to go away, yet all parts of us are there for a reason, and it turns out that when they all feel heard and understood, they can settle down, and new outcomes in our life are possible.
How do we do all of this? Well, we may use art, talk, mindfulness, role play, guided imagery, body awareness, whatever makes the difference for you and your life.
As for my focus, I have worked with many on relationship challenges, from the relationship to yourself to those of romantic partnerships, whether single or currently in one that is not quite working. I also work with individuals on creative blocks, life/career transitions, anxiety, depression, trauma and struggles with self esteem. And along with training as a therapist, am trained as a coach, skills often integrated into work related to career and creativity challenges.
- Art Therapy
- Expressive Arts
- IFS (Internal Family Systems Therapy)
- Integral Somatic Psychotherapy
- Trauma Focused
$225 - 275 (Sliding Scale Available)
Accepted Payment Methods:
Cash, Checks, Zelle, Credit Cards via Ivy Pay
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41 Union Square West, (17th St/Broadway), New York, NY 10003