Individual Creative Arts Therapy for Adults
Creative Arts therapy is a specialized form of psychotherapy that incorporates creative expression into the therapeutic process. Like more traditional talk therapy, it involves forming a professional relationship with a therapist to help you with personal problems. Rather than giving you specific advice, a creative arts therapist serves as a skilled listener and observer who helps you clarify issues, discover wishes and explore feelings through both verbal and non-verbal means. With this improved understanding of the patterns and beliefs that inform how you live your life, you can more effectively make changes and resolve the problems that are causing you distress. In addition to being trained in clinical skills, creative arts therapists usually specialize in a specific form of creative expression, such as dance/movement, art, music, drama, or even poetry, video/photography.
Group Creative Arts Therapy
Group therapy encourages an exploration of yourself in relation to others. Our adult groups incorporate the arts in a way that permits a deeper exploration of the topic at hand. Groups usually consist of 4 - 10 adults and are offered a variety of topics including trauma recovery, adult survivors of abuse, relationship issues, and prenatal "mothers-to-be" identity. We do not currently have any groups with openings for new members.
All of our therapists are licensed to practice creative arts therapy in NY State, (LCAT). This means that they have completed a nationally accredited, masters level training program, and have met the requirements for licensing in NY state. This license guarantees proper experience in practice and ethics of therapy. All of our therapists receive on-going supervision and continuing education to maintain the highest standards of care, and to keep abreast of the newest research and developments in our field. Our therapists specialize in a range of clinical issues, as well as a range of expressive modalities, such as art, music, drama, dance/movement, and video/photography.
Our fee is $150 per 50 minute session. We offer discounts for students and have a sliding scale for individuals in need. Call us at 917-293-4642 for more information about our sliding scale fees or student discounts.
We are currently an in-network provider for several insurance plans. We also work with out-of-network benefits by providing you with an invoice for submission. Many carriers will reimburse a percentage of the fee directly to you. Please check with your insurance carrier for specifics about your behavioral health and mental health coverage. CLICK HERE FOR OUR INSURANCE PROVIDER LIST and FAQs.