Maya Benattar, MA, MT-BC, LCAT

Maya Benattar, MA, MT-BC, LCAT

Professions: Creative Arts Therapy, Psychotherapy
License Status: I'm a licensed professional.
Primary Credential: Creative Arts Therapist - 001407
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1-800-651-8085 ext. 19694
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Office 1
202 West 40th Street
New York City, New York 10018 - United States
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Office 2
303 5th Avenue
New York City, New York 10016 - United States
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Billing and Insurance

I don't currently accept insurance, but I can provide documentation if clients wish to submit to an insurance company for "out of network" benefit coverage

Fees: $150/ 1 hour session
free 20 minute phone consultation

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Have you learned how to "keep it together", but want to feel better about your life? Do you spend more time worrying about things than really living? Do you feel stuck in endless cycles of anxiety and worry, despite your best efforts?

I want you to know there is another way.

I specialize in working with women who are struggling with anxiety, despite their best efforts. I help them slow down meaningfully, reduce anxiety and worry through creative expression, and become confident and calm in relationships, at work, and in everyday life.

I'm an experienced music psychotherapist, with a passion for guiding women to become the best version of themselves. Music psychotherapy offers a unique and powerful combination of discussion, music, mindfulness, play, and creativity. You do not need to have any artistic or musical experience to benefit.

Please call or email me today to get started - I look forward to hearing from you.

Email or Call Maya Benattar, MA, MT-BC, LCAT at 1-800-651-8085 ext. 19694

More Info About My Practice

We'll start with a free 20 minute phone consultation - this is a chance to ask me any questions you may have and to share a bit about what's going on in your life, and why you're considering therapy right now. If it feels like a good potential fit to work together, then we'll schedule your first in-person session in my office.

What I Love about Being a Psychotherapist

I love helping people explore their creativity as a way to move through stuckness. A creative approach to therapy runs deeper than simply listening to music or coloring images, but gives you an opportunity to experience yourself as a powerful, creative, and connected person. You do not need to have any artistic or musical experience.

There is a real richness to be found in slowing down enough to understand your feelings, experience growth and ease, and move towards a life of ease.

On the Fence About Going to Therapy?

I hear you. And I've been there. But if you're really feeling stuck, therapy can be very helpful. Going to therapy doesn't mean you're weak or can't take care of yourself - it means you're brave enough to say "I can't do it all alone anymore" or "I'd like to feel better than I do right now" or "I need some help, and that's okay". Therapy is not just for crisis management, but can help you understand yourself, your decisions, and your emotions in an authentic and powerful way.

Having been in your place, I will do my best to help you feel comfortable. My style is warm and real (I have been known to occasionally curse in sessions!) and I promise you that I will listen very deeply to your concerns and your dreams.

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Services I Provide

  • Clinical Supervision
  • Consultation
  • Creative Arts Therapy
  • Family Therapy
  • Individual Therapy & Counseling

Ages I Work With

  • Adults


  • English

Client Concerns Within Your Scope of Practice

  • Adjusting to Change / Life Transitions
  • Anxiety
  • Attachment Issues
  • Breakup
  • Caregiver Issues / Stress
  • Communication Problems
  • Control Issues
  • Creative Blocks
  • Emotional Overwhelm
  • Family Problems
  • Life Purpose / Meaning / Inner-Guidance
  • Parenting
  • Perfectionism
  • Self-Care
  • Self-Compassion
  • Self-Confidence
  • Self-Criticism
  • Self-Esteem
  • Stress
  • Women's Issues
  • Workplace Issues
  • Worry
  • Young Adult Issues

Types of Therapy

  • Body-Mind Psychotherapy
  • Breathwork
  • Creative Art Therapy
  • Expressive Arts Therapy
  • Holistic Psychotherapy
  • Interpersonal Psychotherapy
  • Mindfulness Based Interventions
  • Music Therapy
  • Psychodynamic
  • Relational Psychotherapy

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