Elaine Oswald LCAT, Creative Arts Therapy in New York City, New York, 10011

Elaine Oswald


Elaine Oswald


Professions: Creative Arts Therapist
License Status: I'm a licensed professional.
Primary Credential: Licensed Creative Arts Therapist - 000192
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: $175 per session
Free Initial Consultation
Evening Availability


26 West 9th Street
New York City, New York 10011
150 W. 28th Street
New York City, New York 10001

My Approach to Helping

When stress triggers our deepest emotional wounds, therapy is an opportunity to find freedom from suffering by getting to know and accept all parts of who we are. Self-acceptance helps us feel safer to meet life's challenges with courage. With empathy and a non-judgmental attitude, I am here to guide and support you in this transformational work.

My approach is holistic, integrating work with the mind, body, and spirit. I use supportive and expressive techniques, including mindfulness, somatic work, expressive arts and sand tray therapy. Sessions are collaborative, and together we explore what specific approaches work best for your needs.

More Info About My Practice

Integrating art expression and somatic work into psychotherapy sessions can create faster and longer-lasting change than talk therapy alone. Working in this way, insights become grounded in present moment experience, leading to positive shifts in your life. Our bodies and our creative expressions have stories to tell us if we seek to listen and look. Through this experiential work we bring consciousness to the personal meanings and impacts of our energetic movements, sensations and impulses.

Specific Issue(s) I'm Skilled at Helping With

I specialize in working with siblings of people with special needs. I am passionate about supporting this underserved group to have a safe space to explore the ambivalent feelings that often come with this life experience.

Common challenges include: perfectionism, internalizing feelings, difficulty expressing anger, trouble recognizing or expressing one's own needs, guilt, resentment, and concerns about caring for their sibling over time.

Services I Provide

  • Art Therapy
  • Creative Arts Therapy
  • Individual Therapy & Counseling

Ages I Work With

  • Teens
  • Adults


  • English

Groups I Work With

    Siblings of people with special needs, HSPs

Client Concerns I Treat

  • Abandonment
  • Adjusting to Change / Life Transitions
  • Anxiety
  • Attachment Issues
  • Body Image
  • Child and/or Adolescent Issues
  • Creative Blocks
  • Depression
  • Family of Origin Issues
  • Fear
  • Panic
  • Perfectionism
  • Posttraumatic Stress / Trauma
  • Rejection
  • Self-Actualization
  • Self-Compassion
  • Self-Confidence
  • Self-Criticism
  • Shame
  • Social Anxiety / Phobia
  • Somatization
  • Stress
  • Women's Issues
  • Worry
  • Young Adult Issues

Types of Therapy

  • Art Therapy
  • Body Psychotherapy
  • Body-Mind Psychotherapy
  • Core Energetics
  • Creative Art Therapy
  • Expressive Arts Therapy
  • Object Relations
  • Psychodynamic
  • Relational Psychotherapy
  • Sand Tray Therapy
  • Self Psychology
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