My Approach to Helping
I know how tough it can be to take the first step once you realize you can benefit from talking with someone. I am here to tell you that it's okay to be nervous and uncertain. But guess what? If you are reading this now, you have already taken that first step!!!! So let me help you take your second (third and fourth!) step.
A little about me, I am a Board Certified, Licensed Creative Arts Therapist. Basically what that means is, I utilize the process of art making combined with traditional talk therapy, to help you explore and navigate wordless feelings and emotions. A huge misconception about art therapy is that one needs to be artistic. THIS IS NOT THE CASE AT ALL! Art therapy is more about exploring art mediums to help you express what is going on inside that is difficult to verbalize. It just a unique vessel used to tap into the unconscious.
If this resonates in any way with you, please contact me for a free 30 min consultation to discuss in depth how we can work together!
(Providing virtual sessions only)
I look forward to speaking with you!
More Info About My Practice
Integrating The Self is a private practice located in Newburgh, NY and has been serving the community with the highest standards of therapy since 2014. Since the pandemic began, our practice seamlessly transitioned to Telehealth and has continued to provide therapeutic services to individuals in need across New York State! Integrating The Self is comprised of a team of exceptional therapists from various creative arts therapy backgrounds including: Dance Movement Therapy (DMT), Drama Therapy (DT), Music Therapy (MT) and finally Art Therapy (AT).
Jennifer is able to provide virtual sessions (Telehealth) to all NY residents, she is not seeing clients in office at this time.
On the Fence About Going to Therapy?
Art therapy is a creative and non-threatening approach to therapy. Many times it can be difficult to express with words what is going on inside. While art therapists do utilize talk therapy in sessions, we also ask the client to create art (with the guide of an art directive) giving time and space for their unique process. After the art making is "complete" therapist and client will together begin to look at the art and discuss what has come up for the client. The therapist then will support the client while they make connections, problem solve, identify themes and work through unresolved traumas, to name a few.
Together we will develop goals and a treatment plan to guide you on your journey to healing.
Contact me today for a free 30min. consultation!