Welcome! I'm Emily, a Licensed, Registered & Board Certified Art Therapist. I provide integrative and modern psychotherapy rooted in compassion-based approaches to wellness such as; Mindfulness-Based Therapy, Art Therapy, Dialectical Behavior Therapy and other cutting-edge treatments. I foster an environment that is honest, curious and nurturing.
I was first introduced to meditation in 2006 while studying abroad in Japan. I found myself in the forested outskirts of Tokyo participating in a day-long Zen Buddhist meditation retreat. As a result of that immersive experience, I was able to finally acknowledge that I wanted was to pursue a career in psychology. So, upon graduating from Pratt Institute, I combined my passions for art and psychology and began a Masters Degree program at New York University. While my graduate studies and training focused on Art Therapy and Psychodynamic Psychotherapy, I concentrated my practicum and thesis research on mindfulness-based therapy and contemplative therapy practices. During my training, I witnessed the profound benefit of integrating alternative and evidence-based approaches to foster an impactful and heart-centered path towards healing.
Since then, I've spent the last decade refining and strengthening my efficacy as a therapist. I've worn many hats as a Clinical Internship Supervisor, Primary Therapist, Recreation Therapist and Art Therapy Program Director at institutions such as; The Renfrew Center for Eating Disorder Treatment, New Hope Mental Health Counseling Center, New York City Children's Center and Bronx Psychiatric Center. Graduate Internship experience includes; Jewish Board of Family & Children's Services and Four Winds Hospital. I've had the honor of supporting hundreds of children, adolescents, adults and families who struggled with mental health challenges and hardships.
In addition to my professional clinical training and experience, I've completed two-years of intensive Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) training under the supervision of Dr. Shari Manning, PhD and training in Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) , Relational Life Therapy (RLT-Level 1) and Couples and Family Therapy.
I'm honored to be able to provide a comprehensive therapeutic approach that is customized to support your unique path towards healing. Along with my identity as an Art Therapist, I also offer my evolving knowledge as a meditator, artist, nature-enthusiast, fellow empath and fallable human being.