Elissaveta Iordanova

Licensed Creative Arts Therapist, Board Certified-Dance/Movement Therapist, MS, MFA, MA

Elissaveta Iordanova

Licensed Creative Arts Therapist, Board Certified-Dance/Movement Therapist, MS, MFA, MA

Telehealth Available
Professions: Psychotherapist
License Status: I'm a licensed professional.
Primary Credential: Licensed Creative Arts Therapist - 002141


New York, New York 10036

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My Approach to Helping

Dialogue and reflection, breathing techniques, guided imagery, gentle movement, dance, play therapy, creative writing, and collage making are uniquely customized to the needs of each client in order to resolve the root causes of her/his current challenges. The interactive and multi-module interventions help the gaining of insights into specific life or communication struggles. Through a non-judgmental creative process, the client is supported to identify and express hidden emotions and to foster mindful physical, mental, and emotional well-being.

The various activities during different therapy sessions address pressing issues from a creative-expressive angle rather than from only an intellectual thinking talking perspective. This integrative approach using mindfulness, movement, imagery, art-making, visualization, and verbalization can develop from simple to more complex - "being in the experience" and embodied present moments. These processes is either guided and structured by the therapist or completely self-directed as the therapy progresses. Movement, writing, and art involve the totality of body, mind, and soul. You ARE when you move, create and express.

Creativity and expression are essential requirements for children’s development and adolescents’ growth, so this therapy approach is perfectly suitable and beneficial for children as well.

My approach is based on a firm belief in each client’s potential and ability to move from, through, and beyond personal traumas and emotional pain in a clear direction of the present, fulfilled, and meaningful life.

More Info About My Practice

American Dance Therapy Association: BC-DMT # 1303 (Board Certified DanceMovement Therapist)

Pronouns: she, her, hers

Professional Clinical Experience: Maimonides Medical Center, Department of Psychiatry (2016-2020), New York Presbyterian Hospital, Department of Psychiatry (2014-2015), James J. Peters VA Medical Center ( 2015)

Offers Online Therapy: Yes

Payment method: Venmo, QuickPay Zelle, PayPal

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Services I Provide

  • Clinical Supervision
  • Consultation
  • Creative Arts Therapy
  • Group Therapy
  • Individual Therapy & Counseling
  • Marriage, Couples, or Relationship Counseling
  • Telehealth

Ages I Work With

  • Children
  • Teens
  • Adults
  • Elders


  • English
  • Bulgarian

Groups I Work With

    This practice is accessible to all despite their background, race, gender, ethnicity, faith, identity, orientation and ability.

Client Concerns I Treat

  • Academic Concerns
  • Adjusting to Change / Life Transitions
  • Anxiety
  • Body Image
  • Breakup
  • Caregiver Issues / Stress
  • Child and/or Adolescent Issues
  • Codependency / Dependency
  • Creative Blocks
  • Emotional Abuse
  • Family of Origin Issues
  • Fear
  • First Responders
  • Grief, Loss, and Bereavement
  • Life Purpose / Meaning / Inner-Guidance
  • Multicultural Concerns
  • Stress
  • Workplace Issues

Types of Therapy

  • Authentic Movement
  • Body Psychotherapy
  • Body-Mind Psychotherapy
  • Breathwork
  • Collaborative Therapy
  • Creative Art Therapy
  • Dance / Movement Therapy (DMT)
  • Emotional Transformation Therapy (ETT)
  • Expressive Arts Therapy
  • Holistic Psychotherapy
  • Humanistic Psychology (humanism)
  • Integration of different therapy models
  • Journal Therapy
  • Mindfulness-Based Interventions
  • Parent Work
  • Parent-Child Interaction Therapy (PCIT)
  • Poetry Therapy
  • Positive Psychotherapy
  • Theraplay

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