Elyssa Kilman

Creative Arts Therapist, MA, LCAT, LPC, RDT

Verified by Psychology Today
3 Endorsed
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(646) 760-1615

Elyssa Kilman

Creative Arts Therapist, MA, LCAT, LPC, RDT

Verified by Psychology Today
3 Endorsed

Location

Wild Heart Psychotherapy
New York, NY 10016
(646) 760-1615
Offers online therapy

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Additional Location

Beacon, NY 12508
(646) 760-1615

About

Therapy is not about fixing you as if you're some broken thing. To me, it's about recovering from suffering, and connecting deeply and authentically to yourself, allowing for your thoughts, feelings, desires and dreams. It can be difficult to begin a new therapy relationship and be vulnerable, especially when relationships have been harmful in the past. I think taking the risk anyway reflects an inherent pull toward repairing the old wounds that restrict our capacity to live freely and joyfully. I love working with LGBTQIA folks, relationships, trauma and abuse, and difficulties with shame, self-love and acceptance.
I provide psychodynamic, trauma-informed, and relational psychotherapy. We'll collaboratively explore and process the impact of the past on the present, as well as tackle current difficulties. Creative arts therapy and drama therapy approaches can also be integrated into the therapy process, based on client interest and need.
My style is warm, nonjudgmental, playful and curious. I believe the relationship between client and therapist is central to the process. I aim to create an open space in which you can feel heard, cared for, and free to be your full self in all its messy, imperfect human complexity.

Finances

  • Cost per Session: $150 - $200
  • Sliding Scale: Yes
Pay By: Cash, Check
Accepted Insurance Plans
  • Cigna and Evernorth
  • Out of Network
Verify your health insurance coverage when you arrange your first visit.

Qualifications

  • License: New York / 001532
  • School: California Institute of Integral Studies
  • Year Graduated: 2009

Additional Credentials

  • Certificate: North American Drama Therapy Assocation / Reg. Drama Therapist # 460
  • Certificate Date: 2011

Endorsements

Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW-R, CHT

Art Therapist, ATR-BC, LCAT

Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT

Location

Wild Heart Psychotherapy
New York, NY 10016
(646) 760-1615
Offers online therapy

Nearby Areas

This location is easily accessible from:

Other Location +

Additional Location

Beacon, NY 12508
(646) 760-1615
Specialties
  • Trauma and PTSD
  • Anxiety
  • Sexual Abuse
Issues
  • ADHD
  • Addiction
  • Alcohol Use
  • Anger Management
  • Child
  • Chronic Pain
  • Codependency
  • Depression
  • Domestic Abuse
  • Domestic Violence
  • Drug Abuse
  • Dual Diagnosis
  • Eating Disorders
  • Emotional Disturbance
  • Family Conflict
  • Grief
  • Infertility
  • LGBTQIA issues
  • Obsessive-Compulsive (OCD)
  • Peer Relationships
  • Relationship Issues
  • Self Esteem
  • Self-Harming
  • Substance Use
  • Suicidal Ideation
  • Teen Violence
  • Transgender
Mental Health
  • Dissociative Disorders (DID)
  • Mood Disorders
  • Personality Disorders
Sexuality
  • Bisexual
  • LGBTQ+
  • Lesbian

Client Focus

Age
  • Adults
  • Teen
  • Preteen
Communities
  • Bisexual Allied
  • Gay Allied
  • HIV / AIDS Allied
  • Lesbian Allied
  • Transgender Allied
  • Veterans

Treatment Approach

Types of Therapy
  • Attachment-based
  • Culturally Sensitive
  • Developmental Transformations Drama Therapy
  • Eclectic
  • Existential
  • Expressive Arts
  • Humanistic
  • Imago
  • Interpersonal
  • Psychoanalytic
  • Psychodynamic
  • Relational
  • Trauma Focused
Modality
  • Individuals
  • Couples

Nearby Areas

This location is easily accessible from:

Last Modified: 25 Mar 2021
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Elyssa Kilman

Creative Arts Therapist, MA, LCAT, LPC, RDT