Emily Davenport, M.A., ATR-BC, LCAT
I understand how difficult it can be to live a balanced life. I also know that far too many people suffer from stress, anxiety, depression, conflictual relationships and life transitions. The good news is, there's hope. I'm here to make psychotherapy an effective, creative and mindful process for women and couples and I've created a sanctuary to help you welcome whatever comes your way with kindness and self-compassion.
I hold nearly ten-years of clinical experience and training in the field of psychotherapy along with experience as a meditator, artist, nature enthusiast and mother. Your Mindful Art stemmed from my personal and professional journey of becoming a holistic psychotherapist. I've studied mindfulness-based theories and practices along with Art Therapy and Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) to treat that the 'whole' person.
My interest in mindfulness started in 2006 during a Zen Buddhist meditation retreat while studying abroad in Japan. My six-month immersion into the Japanese cultural deeply influenced my path as an artist and aspiring therapist. I was particularly inspired by Shinto and Buddhist philosophy. After returning, I decided to formalize my inquiry into the therapeutic use of art and mindfulness by completing my Masters Degree in Art Therapy from New York University and then writing my masters thesis on Mindfulness and Attachment Theory.
Since then, as you can see below in the experience portion of my bio, I've completed two-years of intensive clinical training in Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) and additional training in Mindfulness and Mindfulness-Based Therapies, Family Therapy, Trauma-Informed Care and other integrative treatment practices. DBT, with it’s emphasis on mindfulness and concrete skills, solidified my passion for connecting ‘head’ and ‘heart’ in therapy.
Working with me: I offer free 20-minute phone consultations, accept Aetna & Cigna Insurance (out of network), and offer sliding scale options for private pay clients. I take care of all insurance billing and paperwork so that you don't have to. Please call (917) 538-2934, or email me using the contact button below so we can talk more about what you're looking for and how I can help.
- M.A., Art Therapy, New York University
- Two-Year intensive Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) training, Treatment Implementation Collaborative with Dr. Shari Manning PhD. *DBT training from Linehan Board Certified clinicians who trained directly with Dr. Marsha Linehan
- 100+ hours of continuing education focused on: Mindful Psychotherapy, Expressive & Integrative Therapies, Trauma-Informed Care and Couples and Family Therapy from the Ackerman Institute for The Family
MINDFULNESS TRAINING & EXPERIENCE
- Mindfulness meditation retreat experience in Japan & New York
- Completion of an 8-Week Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) course, Mindful Harlem
- Core Mindfulness Skills training as part of intensive DBT Training, Treatment Implementation Collaborative
- 3-years teaching Mindfulness Skills to children and teens
- Personal meditation practice
- NYS Licensed Creative Arts Therapist; #001508
- Nationally Registered & Board Certified Art Therapist; #12-002
- Psychotherapist / Licensed Art Therapist, Linda Garcia-Rose & Associates, New York, NY
- Licensed Art Therapist, Renfrew Center for Eating Disorder Treatment; IOP & Day Treatment Programs, New York, NY
- Psychotherapist / Licensed Art Therapist, New Hope Mental Health Counseling Center, Queens, NY
- Licensed Art Therapist / Recreation Therapist, New York City Children's Center; Intensive Day Treatment, Bronx, NY
- Licensed Art Therapist / Recreation Therapist, Bronx Psychiatric Center; Transitional Living Residence, Bronx, NY
- Graduate Art Therapy Intern, Four Winds Hospital; Child, Adolescent & Adult Inpatient Units, Katonah, NY
- Graduate Art Therapy Intern, Jewish Board of Family & Children's Services; IHB Day Treatment, Brooklyn, NY
- Art Therapy Volunteer, The Children's Village, Dobbs Ferry, NY