Sarah Zahnstecher

Licensed Creative Arts Therapist

Sarah Zahnstecher

Licensed Creative Arts Therapist

Professions: Licensed Professional Counselor
License Status: I'm a licensed professional.
Primary Credential: LCAT
Billing and Insurance:
I am an in-network provider for:
  • Cigna


583 5th Street
Brooklyn, New York 11215

My Approach to Helping

My intention as a licensed Creative Arts Therapist is always to be with you through the pain and joy of what you experience. Sometimes words are not enough to say how you feel and it's easier to use a different form of self-expression, such as art, if you choose it. My work is supportive and I will help you find new ways to use your strengths and even your limitations to improve your life.

I create a relaxed environment where being open with thoughts and feelings is safe and we work to build trust between us. This means going at your own pace in order to feel understood and comfortable. I use imagination, body awareness, and thought process to find your unique capacities for taking action in your life. We all adapt in creative ways to our early development and to living our lives in the present. I will help you find new ways to adapt for successful personal and professional accomplishment.

I listen attentively in order to understand you in the moment. Sometimes what you say can lead to a different meaning than was intended or there are many levels of meaning in various behaviors you repeat. We look at them together to clarify both problems and solutions. The relationship we develop in order to do this is important to me because it allows me to see what is in the way of you feeling a sense of relief and satisfaction.

More Info About My Practice

CIGNA Health Insurance Accepted, In Network

Sliding scale fees available.
Meetings accepted on SKYPE.

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

I'm skilled at helping clients with feelings of being overwhelmed, stuck, depressed, anxious, or finding it hard to be in charge of your own life. Issues of taking charge of your authority on the job or with family and friends can also be explored and resolved over time. I have a lot of experience people who have feelings of inadequacy, shame, social anxiety and isolation. We can work together allowing comfort, strength, and satisfaction to emerge.

Another area I have extensive experience in is supporting people through their process of loss or grief and into their ability to cope with the present. Stress from caregiving as well as physical illness, such as cancer or chronic illness, is also an important part of my experience. I've practiced in agencies, hospitals and privately for over 25 years

Explore your issues in a supportive environment where you set the pace and see the direction you want to follow.

Services I Provide

  • Clinical Supervision
  • Consultation
  • Individual Therapy & Counseling

Ages I Work With

  • Teens
  • Adults
  • Elders


  • English

Groups I Work With

    The clinically depressed, survivors of emotional abuse, people with relationship problems, the elderly, chronic physical illness, college students

Client Concerns I Treat

  • Anxiety
  • Cancer
  • Caregiver Issues / Stress
  • Creative Blocks
  • Depression
  • Fear
  • Grief, Loss, and Bereavement
  • Health / Illness / Medical Issues
  • Identity Issues
  • Self-Confidence
  • Self-Esteem
  • Sensitivity to Criticism
  • Shame
  • Stress
  • Trust Issues

Types of Therapy

  • Art Therapy
  • Body-Mind Psychotherapy
  • Gestalt Therapy
  • Mindfulness-Based Interventions
  • Object Relations
  • Poetry Therapy

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