Who we are:
New York Creative Arts Therapists PLLC is committed to integrating best-practice psychotherapy treatment with creative interventions that respect the individuality of each family and child. We practice strengths-based treatment which allows you to build on the skills you already have to find solutions to current problems.
How we work:
Creative arts therapy can help children and families cope with stress and a variety of emotional and behavioral issues. Our skilled therapists engage young clients through art, movement & play — tapping into your child's natural way of communicating and expressing feelings. Children identify and build on existing strengths while learning new skills to deal with current stressors, significant life events, or long-standing social difficulties.
Reasons to consider therapy for your child:
- Difficulty adjusting to life events, such as a major relocation, divorce, death of a loved one or pet, or major illness.
- A change in behavior, mood, sleep, appetite, or academic functioning.
- Increase in risk-taking or self-destructive behaviors.
- School stress, test anxiety, bullying, or peer pressure.
- Problems maintaining friendships or interacting socially with peers.
- Witnessing or experiencing a traumatic event, including abuse, car accident, or urban violence.
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. And CLICK HERE FOR OUR INSURANCE PROVIDER LIST and FAQs.
Our fee is $150 per 50 minute session.
We have a limited number of reduced fee spots for families in financial need. Please contact us at 917-293-4642 to find out more about our sliding scale.
Intake and course of therapy:
Intake requires at least one session with one or both parents (without the child present), and one session with the child. Once the child starts therapy, parental participation is expected, either in collateral sessions, where parents meet separately with the therapist, or in joint sessions, where parent and child work jointly with the therapist. On average, we recommend weekly sessions for your child, and a minimum of one session per month with the parent. The duration of the course of therapy is individual and depends on the issues that are being addressed.