Creative Arts Therapy Groups online & in-person

Groups online and in person for all ages and all budgets. Insurance & sliding fee accepted!
Drama therapy group for kids

Drama therapy group for kids


Saturday afternoons starting Dec 4th, with a break for the Holidays.


Free or use your insurance! If interested, please contact Rachel Brooks at

This new group is designed for kids aged 8-11 who may be experiencing social anxiety due to the pandemic, and will explore improvisation, storytelling games, and play in hopes to build confidence, social skills and an overall sense of fun! This group will be facilitated by a drama therapy intern and will meet once a week for six weeks with the opportunity to extend. No experience necessary. Group is limited to 5 participants, priority for extension is dependent on attendance.


Storytelling Through Movement Drama and Play

Weekly on Tuesdays, 7pm -8:30pm

November 16th-May 2022

via Zoom  Open to womxn identifying adults (25+)

Cigna, Healthfirst, Fidelis, MVP, Beacon Health, and Aetna insurances accepted.  

$45/session if we cannot accept your insurance. Led by an expressive arts therapist and drama therapist. For more information email

Have you ever wished for a different story?  Or maybe you’ve been wanting to change your story, but haven’t quite known how to? In this group, story will be explored through multiple creative modalities centering movement, drama, visual art and play. Together we will offer each other the permission, support, and safety necessary to find and create the stories that allow us to be who we want to be. We will honor community, group collaboration, and processing while centering pleasure and play.


Waiting List Groups

Get support while you wait for an individual therapist. 

Professional Trainings for Therapists

New York Creative Arts Therapists, PLLC, SW CPE is recognized by the New York State Education Department's State Board for Social Work  as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed Social Workers, Creative Arts Therapists, and Mental Health Counselors We are also an NBCC-Approved Continuing Education Provider (ACEP) and may offer NBCC-approved clock hours for events (or programs) that meet NBCC requirements. Sessions (or programs) for which NBCC-approved clock hours will be awarded are identified on our website. The ACEP is solely responsible for all aspects of the program. Learn more about at  

Learn more about our current CE classes

To learn more about offering an custom training or workshop at your agency please contact us by e-mail.

What makes our professional trainings different?

We combine hands-on creative activities with best-practice therapy techniques to enhance learning and treatment. In other words: we make it fun, informative, and maybe even self-revelatory.

  • We provide practical information that you can immediately use in your clinical practice.
  • Interactive, creative learning approach.
  • Lots of nuts and bolts information without any dry boring lectures.
  • Small group format (max of 8-10 participants)
  • Expert presenters from different practice models.
  • CE credits. All the hours count. No filler.
We are always looking for new ideas:

We have the resources and the motivation to add new workshops. If there is something you'd like to learn more about, please e-mail us at We'll listen. And if our therapists aren't experts on the topic, we'll find someone who is and make it happen.

Typical workshop and training topics:
  • Burnout, Vicarious Trauma, and Professional Stress
  • Introduction to Art Therapy for Mental Health Professionals
  • Drama Therapy 101
  • Action Methods and Video Techniques for Adolescent Engagement
  • The Stages of Drawing Development (for parents and clinicians)
  • LGBTQ - Essential Basics for Responsible Clinicians
  • Introduction to Art Materials
  • "Learn from our Mistakes" Private Practice Building Workshops
  • The role of money in the clinical relationship
  • Clinical art therapy with adolescents
  • Clinical art therapy with survivors of relational trauma (sexual abuse or physical-emotional abuse)

When teaching techniques or methods of incorporating creative arts therapies into clinical practice we adhere to the American Art Therapy Association (AATA) Guidelines, Ethical Principles, Section 8.6 which states:  "When providing training and/or supervision to non-art therapists, art therapists take precautions to ensure that trainees understand the nature, objectives, expectations, limitations, and resulting qualifications of the supervision and/or training as distinct from formal studies in art therapy." 

Fantastic! [the class] really illuminated the process approach which is fundamental in art therapy. I can't say enough good things - I feel grateful for participating and being a part of it!

 Karen Mulcahy, NY