Jessica E. Heller, MPS, ATR-BC, LCAT, is a licensed therapist specializing in creative arts therapy. In her clinical practice, she aims to provide integrated psychological, behavioral, emotional, and spiritual support services that are unique and geared towards the clients’ expressive interests and strengths. Creative arts therapy integrates the traditions of psychotherapy with creative expression via visual art, writing, and movement, to name a few. Jessica utilizes a diverse set of “tools” including not only art therapy, but also writing, breath work, mindfulness, and traditional talk therapies to support her clients’ experiences through the ebb and flow of life.
There are many ways to process experiences and feelings, not simply limited to talking. Jessica creates a safe space for her clients’ personal expression. She has provided culturally sensitive group and individual services for children, adults, and families in various settings. Her areas of focus include:
- Trauma-informed therapy
- Surviving the aftermath of domestic violence
- Anxiety and depression
- Stress management
- Loss and life transitions
- Family/Parenting concerns
- Relationship difficulties
- Self-awareness/expanded mindfulness
Jessica received her master’s degree in art therapy in 2009 from the School of Visual Arts. She is a member of the American Art Therapy Association and is certified under the Art Therapy Credentials Board. Additionally, Jessica is a certified Hatha yoga teacher, registered with the Yoga Alliance and draws from her knowledge of eastern practices such as yoga, meditation, and mindfulness when suitable. No prior experience or knowledge in creative expression is necessary for people to enjoy the full benefits of creative art therapy!
Telephone: 212.285.0043 ext. 124