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Erica NeufeldLCAT

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Headshot of Erica Neufeld Licensed Creative Arts Therapist

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In Eastern Time

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What was your path to becoming a therapist? What inspired you to choose this profession?

Before becoming a therapist, I was an artist. I studied art in college and wanted to be a professional artist for my career. But after some time I realized that being an artist as a profession was very lonely for me, and I desired to help and serve others. Additionally, art has always been very therapeutic for me, so when I discovered that Art Therapy was an actual career, I knew it was for me! I am also a natural listener and so being a therapist seemed second nature to me.

What does success look like in therapy? How will a client know that they are making progress?

Success in therapy does not mean that you will no longer struggle with depression, anxiety, stress, or any other negative emotion or issue. Rather, success is found in how you cope with these feelings and events and the meaning that you make out of your experiences. The quote on my profile about Kintsugi pottery sums up my beliefs about progress and success in therapy quite well: when you can get to the point where you see your broken parts, your cracks, flaws, and struggles—as unique, beautiful, and more valuable than before you were broken…that is when real healing begins to happen. And any step along the way, even if painful, is a step in the right direction.

What is your style/approach to therapy?

I take a person-centered, holistic approach to therapy, where my style, approach, and type of therapy I offer can change based on what you, as the client, need and want. For instance, just because I specialize in art therapy, if art is not your thing, I don’t force you to do it! I find that many adults are somewhat traumatized by their experiences with art in school, and it brings up feelings of inadequacy rather than accomplishment. Take a look at my video where I explain more about what art therapy is and how it works in therapy sessions with adults. No matter what type of therapy I may use, I always follow your lead in terms of who you are as a person (spiritually, emotionally, mentally, physically), using your natural strengths and interests to guide the sessions. I do, however, ask that you complete a task of some kind in between sessions, where you can either further explore or practice skills or ideas that we discussed in session. So be prepared to put in a little bit of time and effort in between sessions—I find that progress is made much, much quicker that way!

Specialties

Loss/Grief

Artists' mental health

Identity development

Life transitions

Trauma

General Expertise

Depression

Anxiety

Relationship Issues

Self-Esteem

Abuse/Survivors of abuse

Body image issues

Sleep & insomnia issues

Life coaching

Fees

Family Therapy$130
Couples Therapy$130
Group Therapy$75
Individual Therapy$100

Types of Therapy

Individual Session

Family Session

Couples Session

Group Session

Clientele

Young Adults (18-24)

Adults (25-65)

Treatment Approaches / Modalities

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)

Mindfulness Practices

Strength Based Therapy

Art Therapy

Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT)

Eclectic Therapy

Existential Therapy

Expressive Arts Therapy

Training / Certifications

ATR-BC, TF-CBT, DBT, CBT

Licensure

  • New York, Licensed Creative Arts Therapist, 001707

Education

MS, Art Therapy, Pratt Institute

Work History

I have over 10 years of experience providing therapy to people of all ages and all backgrounds, and have treated a wide variety of mental health struggles including depression, anxiety, stress, bipolar disorder, sexual issues, trauma, substance use, and more. I’ve worked with adults on an inpatient psychiatric unit in a hospital, with teenagers in residential facilities and public high schools, and with adults at a community mental health outpatient clinic. I am a Licensed Creative Arts Therapist, which means I have the experience and credentials to provide regular talk therapy or psychotherapy, as well as the expertise to help you use creativity and art making within your therapy sessions to deepen the experience and therapeutic benefits.

Frequently Asked Questions About Erica Neufeld, LCAT

It’s not uncommon to have questions before starting therapy. Erica Neufeld, LCAT, has answered a few of the questions they receive most often from new clients.

Is Erica Neufeld accepting new clients?

Yes, Erica Neufeld is accepting new clients.

Does Erica Neufeld accept insurance?

No, Erica Neufeld does not accept insurance.

What types of therapy does Erica Neufeld offer?

Erica Neufeld offers therapy for couples, families, groups and individuals.

Does Erica Neufeld offer in-person appointments?

No, but people in New York can book Erica Neufeld for virtual appointments (teletherapy).

Does Erica Neufeld offer online therapy?

Yes, Erica Neufeld offers online therapy to people in New York.

How quickly can I see Erica Neufeld?

Erica Neufeld typically can speak with new clients within 48 hours. You can see their current availability and request an appointment on their profile page.

What languages does Erica Neufeld speak?

Erica Neufeld conducts therapy sessions in English.

Can I book an appointment with Erica Neufeld online?

Yes, you can easily book an appointment with Erica Neufeld online using Choosing Therapy’s directory.