Maya Benattar, MA, MT-BC, LCAT, Creative Arts Therapy in New York City, New York, 10018

Maya Benattar, MA, MT-BC, LCAT

Maya Benattar, MA, MT-BC, LCAT
Accepting new clients - Contact me!

Maya Benattar, MA, MT-BC, LCAT

Professions: Creative Arts Therapist, Psychotherapist
License Status: I'm a licensed professional.
Primary Credential: Creative Arts Therapist - 001407
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1-800-651-8085 ext. 19694
Accepting new clients - Contact me!
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202 West 40th Street
New York City, New York 10018
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  • Wheelchair Accessible Building

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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Your anxiety is keeping you stuck in habits that you don't like, but can't seem to change. You're used to powering through tough times, but that just isn't working anymore. You feel on edge all the time, even when you're trying to relax.

You're ready to unpack the stuff you keep shoving away so you can heal and move forward. You want to treat yourself as kindly as you do your family and friends, but something is keeping you stuck. You're ready to feel calm and grounded - in both your body and your mind.

I can help.

I am passionate about helping women become their best selves - confident but calm, gentle but bold.

Music psychotherapy offers a unique and powerful combination of discussion, music, mindfulness, play, and creativity. No art or music skills needed. I believe deeply in the work that I do, and that true healing happens when we work with the interplay of body and mind, of thought and feeling, of creativity and practicality.

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 momentum, 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 a real and significant 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
  • Individual Therapy & Counseling

Ages I Work With

  • Adults


  • English

Client Concerns I Treat

  • Adjusting to Change / Life Transitions
  • Anxiety
  • Attachment Issues
  • Breakup
  • Caregiver Issues / Stress
  • 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
  • Worry
  • Young Adult Issues

Types of Therapy

  • Breathwork
  • Creative Art Therapy
  • Expressive Arts Therapy
  • Holistic Psychotherapy
  • Interpersonal Psychotherapy (IPT)
  • Mindfulness-Based Interventions
  • Music Therapy
  • Psychodynamic
  • Relational Psychotherapy

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