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We understand that the process of choosing a therapist can be overwhelming. By getting to know a little about us here, making your decision might be a bit easier.

To make sure we might be a good fit, we offer a free consultation session.

Just click the button under the Bio of the therapist that interests you, and you'll be contacted soon. 

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Karla Karpowicz MA, LCAT, BC-DMT, RYT

Owner & Director

Licensed Creative Arts Therapist

Board Certified Dance/Movement Therapist

Registered Yoga Teacher

Master Reiki Practitioner/Teacher & Crystal Practitioner

Welcome, my name is Karla and I am the founder of Integrating the Self LCAT, PLLC. Here, I offer a creative approach to traditional talk therapy through integrating the mind/body connection within the counseling process. I help individuals who are having difficulty dealing with emotions and stressors related to grief/loss, life transitions, relationship struggles, anxiety, loss of self, and everyday challenges move forward and build a stronger sense of self.  

 

I know firsthand the effects of the mind on the body, and the body on the mind. So completing a dual masters degree in Dance/Movement Therapy AND Counseling was the perfect way to help others heal through the mind/body connection...like I did.  This inner understanding coupled with my extensive experience and further study helps and informs my holistic practice. I truly believe that healing, change, and growth come from learning, working with, and integrating all the parts of ourselves. 

 

My other therapists and I take a person-centered approach, acknowledging the uniqueness in each client and tailoring interventions to the individual...putting emphasis on building a strong therapeutic relationship through connection. When working with us, you will be supported and deeply listened to in a non-judgmental atmosphere. We can help you experience a decrease in stress, anxiety, loneliness and isolation; and increase awareness of your strengths and how to use them. 

 

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Natalie Gmora-Nyman  MA, LCAT, RDT, CCTP-I

 

Licensed Creative Arts Therapist

Registered Drama Therapist

Level 1 Certified Clinical Trauma Professional 

Welcome, I'm Natalie. I have been practicing Creative Arts Therapy as a Licensed NYS Therapist since 2015, and became a Registered Drama Therapist in 2017.  I pursued this path after studying Theatre and Psychology, ultimately earning my Masters Degree in Counseling Psychology within a Drama Therapy Program. 

 

I have worked with clients in a variety of clinical and educational settings, and these environments provided valuable experience in serving all populations and needs. I have found that working as a therapist is really my greatest honor. I very much enjoy witnessing how creativity and connection can transform pain into empowerment. 

Working with me, you will experience a collaborative approach that will allow you to not only see actual results of your efforts, but to enjoy the process as well; enhancing your strengths and improving your relationship to yourself. 

In addition to seeing both adults and teens in individuals and couples sessions, I have two current group offerings for survivors of sexual trauma. Click the button below so we can connect.

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Camila Rodriguez MS, LCAT

 

Licensed Creative Arts Therapist

Art Therapist

Hi, I am Camila. I have been working as a licensed Creative Arts Therapist for over 15 years, and have worked with adolescents, children and adults, both in English and in Spanish. I have experience in several types of settings supporting those with dual diagnosis and LGBTQ+ clients.

 

The therapeutic space is a place to get past the noise and to get in touch with yourself, using art and/or words as the language to reconnect. We will work together with what surfaces for deeper understanding, greater acceptance, and to merge the parts of yourself that encompass the perfectly imperfect whole.

 

 I am available to work with teens, adults and children. Feel free to email me for a free 30 minute consultation to see if we can collaborate on your journey.

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Deborah D'Angelo MA, LCAT, MT-BC

 

Licensed Creative Arts Therapist

Board Certified Music Therapist

Pleased to meet you, my name is Deb. In treatment with me, I will help you use words to connect your thoughts and feelings, so you can better understand your experiences and improve your quality of life.  My approach offers tools to access relief, develop coping skills, and explore solutions to life's challenges. This can be done through traditional talk therapy as well as the creative arts. 

 

I offer strategies for a variety of issues such as life transitions, loss, difficult decision making, self-esteem concerns, anxiety, depression, and trauma. I work with adults and children with special needs, those with complex medical diagnoses, and families experiencing hardship or disruption.  

 

Making the decision to reach out for help can be hard, but I am here to listen, and work with you. I can help you find your voice and put into words what you need. Therapy with me is like having a road trip companion who will navigate the trip, talk, listen, and sing a song or two with you during the journey.

 

Go ahead, click the button below to schedule your 30-minute consultation to explore how to start your journey.

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Jacqueline McNally MS, LCAT, R-DMT

 

Licensed Creative Arts Therapist

Registered Dance/Movement Therapist

Welcome, I'm Jacque. I am a licensed Creative Arts Therapist and Registered Dance/Movement Therapist living in New York City. I graduated from Sarah Lawrence College in 2020 with a Master of Science in Dance/Movement Therapy. 

 

I consider my approach person-centered and humanistic, recognizing the unique challenges and strengths each person brings with them to therapy. I believe meeting an individual where they are and focusing on the whole individual assists in maximizing healing and recovery. My experience has included working with individuals of all ages navigating stress, anxiety, anger, depression, trauma, relationship and familial difficulties, bipolar disorder, PTSD, self-esteem issues and body image concerns. 

 

In January of 2020, I spent 10 days in Rwanda, Africa where I used dance/movement therapy with over 125 survivors of the 1994 Rwandan Genocide. 

In addition to working with the above populations, I am very passionate about working with women with reproductive and fertility concerns. Whether you have experienced pregnancy loss, struggle with infertility, or are adjusting to a changing body and evolving identity through a healthy pregnancy, I am eager to work with you.

 

I will create a supportive environment and collaborate with you to facilitate the change and growth you desire. Together, we will explore new ways to stabilize your mental and physical well-being. I look forward to working with you.

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Gabriela Latimer MPS, LCAT 

 

Licensed Creative Arts Therapist

Art Therapist

Welcome, I'm Gabi! I believe that everyone can benefit from therapy in their own way. Whether your goals are for internal exploration, creating and maintaining healthy relationships, or learning coping skills to manage life stressors, therapy can be a powerful tool for growth, healing, empowerment, and mental wellness.

As a creative arts therapist, I believe in the power of the creative process. Many of us can relate to the experience of connecting to a work of art, whether it be a painting, song, or film. When working with an art therapist, you have the opportunity to experience the entire process of the creation of art, holistically engaging your mind, body, and spirit.

Finding a therapeutic relationship where you feel safe to show up as your authentic self is one of the most important factors here, which is why I would love the chance to meet for a free consultation to see if we will be a good fit. You are deserving of the opportunity to better understand your inner world and unlock your full potential.

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Brittany Isaacs MS, LCAT-lp

 

Associate Creative Arts Therapist

Art Therapist

Nice to meet you! My name is Brittany. The creative arts have always been a passion of mine. I have rigorous academic training at the undergraduate and graduate level as well as extensive hands on clinical experience in the field of art therapy and creative art therapy. I hold a MS in Art Therapy and Counseling, and undergrad in Creative Art Therapy.

 

My experience and training has allowed me to work with various populations such as older adults, adolescents, and children in settings such as nursing homes, schools, and hospitals.

 

Art therapy can be an amazing tool for healing and navigating this road called life. While working together, I will help you focus on goals you would like to set for yourself. By doing so, we will explore various creative ways to achieve your goals. I will provide a safe and private space for us to work together.

 

We all face challenges in life, and I am glad you took the first step to seek help. This will be your time to focus on you!

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Tuesday Taylor MS, LCAT-lp

 

Associate Creative Arts Therapist

Drama Therapist

Good new day, my name is Tuesday Taylor, a Drama Therapy graduate from New York University. Originally, from Appalachia, for the past 15 years I have worked with put-at-risk teenagers and families co-creating a supportive environment to explore suppressed emotions. I have immense passion for working with clients dealing with the effects of intergenerational trauma and participating in the healing journey.  

 

Utilizing the interdisciplinary techniques of creative arts and talk therapy methods I am steadfast in joining the client on a restorative voyage. Our therapeutic passage may include narrative story, psychodrama practices, and role theory to assist in our mental health ambitions. I look forward to meeting you and beginning.

A free consultation will assure our fit, see you soon.

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Alexis Mitchell

 

Practice Assistant

Hello I'm Alexis & I'm responsible for making office operations run smoothly here at Integrating the Self. Having a background in administration and management, coupled with highly developed organizational skills, has made me very equipped in this industry. I've been supporting entrepreneurs and clients, being their "right hand" person for over 6 years now. My exceptional reliability and experience with customer relations makes me readily available for anything that is thrown my way.

 

I've taken courses at the most prestigious colleges in hopes to one day complete my Bachelor's degree in Business Management. I also have worked directly in the healthcare industry for over 5 years. This experience provides me with key sensitivity and respect to every situation, while keeping a positive can-do attitude to assure an effortless encounter. Being able to have patience in high stress situations makes me a friendly team player in all aspects. My goal is to make sure the small stuff (and even the big stuff) are a breeze. 

I'm here to assist with any tasks or questions you may have.

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Dru Davis

 

Intake Coordinator

I'm Dru, and I'm excited to meet you! I've always had a passion for helping others, and my experience and education have given me the skills to do so.

 

I am so interested in the process by which we come into our own as individuals; and I love reading books on kemetic philosophy (the study of ancient Egyptian texts), Hermes Trismegistus (the Greek god of communication), and Carl Jung (the Swiss physician). My studies of these texts have fueled my passion for helping others find their true selves through therapy sessions and other forms of support.

 

I'm excited to meet each and every individual coming to Integrating the Self. I look forward to connecting with you and learning how we can work together to achieve your goals.

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