Maya Benattar


Maya Benattar


Professions: Creative Arts Therapist, Psychotherapist
License Status: I'm a licensed professional.
Primary Credential: Creative Arts Therapist - 001407
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 1 hour session
free 20 minute phone consultation


202 West 40th Street
Suite 403
New York City, New York 10018

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My Approach to Helping

Have you learned how to power through but inside you feel numb and disconnected? Do you feel stuck in repetitive cycles that feel exhausting and draining? Does your anxiety show up everywhere - at home, at work, in your relationships?

It's time for a change.

I'll help you learn ways to calm your anxiety and get grounded. Then together we'll help you reconnect with and understand your feelings. There's a reason for your stuckness and we'll figure it out together.

More Info About My Practice

Feeling stuck is really damn hard - and it doesn't have to define you anymore.

You don't need to push away or ignore your feelings anymore. I've created a safe space for you to slow down and get curious. You and I will explore -- with curiosity and kindness -- what your anxiety and stuckness mean for you, when and why they started, and how you can move through them.

We'll work together to help you connect to your body, your feelings, and yourself in a way that feels safe and soothing. My practice focuses on a creative approach to therapy that integrates creativity, mindfulness and music. We'll discuss what happens in your brain and body when anxiety or stuckness take over so you can learn how to calm down and move forward. You'll learn how to express all your feelings - even the ones you judge or push away.

You'll gain tools, insight into your inner world and a deep connection to your own resilience.

My Role as a Therapist

I will not make assumptions about your life and your story and I will not tell you exactly what to do.

That's not my job (for real).

It is my job to guide you - to offer gentle nudges to help your growth and ask questions that encourage you to pause, think, and feel.

It is my job to help you clear away years (or decades) of unhelpful habits - of being the "good girl", of anxiety spirals or whatever else is keeping you stuck. I'll help you reconnect to your inner wisdom in a clear and meaningful way.

I believe in being real as a therapist -- I curse, laugh loudly, wear jeggings and my "Nevertheless she persisted" necklace.
I know that if I'm not real, I can't expect you to be either.

If you're ready to reclaim your rhythm as a powerful and calm woman, send me a message and let's chat about working together.

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Services I Provide

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

Ages I Work With

  • Adults


  • English

Client Concerns I Treat

  • Adjusting to Change / Life Transitions
  • Anxiety
  • Attachment Issues
  • Emotional Overwhelm
  • Family of Origin Issues
  • Family Problems
  • Perfectionism
  • Self-Esteem
  • Stress
  • Women's Issues
  • Worry

Types of Therapy

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