Samantha Commarato

Art Therapist, MPS, ATR-BC, LCAT, ATCS

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Samantha Commarato, MPS, ATR-BC, LCAT, ATCS, Art Therapist in Montclair
(973) 419-5310 Website

Samantha Commarato

Art Therapist, MPS, ATR-BC, LCAT, ATCS


Location

Private Practice
100 Valley Road
Montclair, New Jersey 07042
(973) 419-5310

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I offer a creative approach to the exploration of emotional, behavioral, relational, and family issues. I use a combination of creative approaches to assist with expression of thoughts and feelings including visual arts, creative writing, and play. Concerns related to self-esteem, decision making, behavior, adjustment, anger, loss, and anxiety can be explored in a safe and creative process that allows individuals to work at a comfortable pace. I also work with clients who wish to explore relationships and life changes. My goal is to offer a comfortable, casual, creative space in which to develop skills and move forward.

Art Therapy is a specialized field that utilizes the creative process to explore emotions, behaviors, relationships and experiences. Rooted in traditional approaches and theories of psychotherapy, Art Therapy encourages engagement in the creative process to achieve greater insight into one's thoughts, feelings and behaviors.

Art making is especially effective in working with children, teens and even families. The use of art making adds a dimension of communication and expression that is not offered in other forms of psychotherapy. I offer a casual and comfortable space, where youth and adults can comfortably address concerns.

Qualifications

  • Years in Practice: 14 Years
  • School: School of Visual Arts
  • Year Graduated: 2005
  • License and State: 001374 New York
  • Please note: License state differs from primary location state

Finances

  • Cost per Session: $150 - $200
Pay By: American Express, Cash, Check, Mastercard, Visa

Additional Credentials

  • Certificate: ATCB / 09-132
  • Certificate Date: 2015
  • Certificate: ATCB
  • Certificate Date: 2013

Samantha Commarato's Groups

Creative Skills Peer Group

This 6-session creative summer art therapy group will support girls in building healthy self-esteem, learning skills to communicate and resolve conflicts effectively, and to build I erpersonal skills such as assertiveness! Girls will be supported in exploring healthy strategies for coping as well as identifying healthy solutions for every day challenges!

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Creative Expression Teen Group

This 6-session summer art therapy group for girls will focus on building effective strategies for coping with everyday stressors through art. Girls will learn strategies to address challenges that arise in social, academic and familial areas of life and will creatively approach thoughts and feelings in a supportive and safe environment.

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Location

Private Practice
100 Valley Road
Montclair, New Jersey 07042
(973) 419-5310

Nearby Areas

This location is easily accessible from:

Website
Specialties
  • Self Esteem
  • Mood Disorders
  • Child or Adolescent
Issues
  • Adoption
  • Anger Management
  • Anxiety
  • Behavioral Issues
  • Communication, Bereavement
  • Coping Skills
  • Depression
  • Divorce
  • Emotional Disturbance
  • Family Conflict
  • Life Transitions
  • Oppositional Defiance
  • Peer Relationships
  • Relationship Issues
  • Self-Harming
  • Stress
  • Women's Issues

Client Focus

Age
  • Children (6 to 10)
  • Preteens / Tweens (11 to 13)
  • Adolescents / Teenagers (14 to 19)
  • Adults

Treatment Approach

Types of Therapy
  • Art Therapy
  • Cognitive Behavioral (CBT)
  • Family Systems
  • Humanistic
  • Play Therapy
Modality
  • Individuals
  • Family
  • Group

Links

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Last Modified: 05 Jun 2019
Samantha Commarato, MPS, ATR-BC, LCAT, ATCS, Art Therapist in Montclair

Samantha Commarato

Art Therapist, MPS, ATR-BC, LCAT, ATCS