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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. 

 

Tara DeLuca MA, LCAT, ATR-BC

Licensed Creative Arts Therapist

Registered and Board Certified Art Therapist

Hello, I'm Tara. I am a Licensed Creative Arts Therapist and Board-Certified Art Therapist with over 12 years of experience working with people of all ages and abilities, from newborns to residents in nursing homes.  

 

When we work together, we may engage in active art making, creative self expression, therapeutic conversation, or a blend of these and other techniques. No matter what though, each experience is tailored specifically to you, and where you are at that very moment.  Art therapy works by engaging the mind and body on many levels, more than verbal processing alone. The process gives voice to your experience and empowers you through transformation.

 

I am currently seeing children, adults, couples and families; and have space for a few more.  I offer a free 30 minute consultation to assure a good fit before moving forward. Email me to set one up and connect!

You can also get on the waitlist for my group: "The Stress of Parenting in a Virtual Age."

If you're noticing that either you or someone you know is feeling this pressure, this is the right group to be in.  The give and take of support in this setting helps you know you are not alone on this journey.

Natalie Gmora-Nyman  MA, LCAT, RDT

Licensed Creative Arts Therapist

Registered Drama Therapist

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 a current group offering for survivors of sexual trauma. Click the button below so we can connect.

Attiya Awadallah MS, LCAT

Licensed Creative Arts Therapist 

Registered Behavior Technician

Hello all, my name is Attiya. After forming a foundation in Creative Arts, Psychology, and Black Studies during my bachelor's education, I went on to receive a Master’s of Science in Art Therapy and Counseling.  Being from an intersectional background, I excel in supporting diverse clientele including LGBTQ+, and BIPOC. I have worked with children, teens, and adults living with PTSD, Substance Use, anxiety, depression, Autism Spectrum Disorder and other behavioral conditions, as well as those experiencing chronic pain. 

I truly believe that each individual has a unique ability to utilize their own creative process for coping, self-awareness, healing, and transformation. I view the therapy process as a collaborative effort between therapist and client towards a common goal.  When working with me, you will know that we are on this path together.

Currently, I have availability for adults, teens, and children and I welcome the opportunity to connect with new clients. Email me for a free consultation to see if we are a good fit.

 

Dominique Fickling MS, LCAT-lp, BC-DMT

Pre-Licensed Creative Arts Therapist

Board Certified Dance/Movement Therapist

Master Reiki Practitioner

Hi, I'm Dominique. After acting and dancing for 20 years, I took a backstage from the Performing Arts, wanting to explore how creative expression can help families in their daily lives. I furthered this quest by obtaining a master's degree in Dance/Movement Therapy from Sarah Lawrence College and studying how movement can inform and work within the psychotherapy process. I have had the opportunity to work with clients ranging from newborn to end of life; and with families dealing with severe medical diagnoses and/or high risk behaviors such as substance abuse and domestic violence.  

 

I feel that a client's abilities lead the way in therapy. I use my skill of body-based intervention as an entry point to beginning the process, treating you as a whole person, and not just the challenges that may have encouraged you to seek support in the first place. 

I currently have openings for adults, teens, and children; and offer a free 30 minute consultation, so contact me to schedule yours today.

Jennifer Della Valle MA, LCAT, ATR-BC, RYT

Licensed Creative Arts Therapist

Registered and Board Certified Art Therapist

Registered Yoga Teacher

Welcome, my name is Jennifer. After receiving my Master's degree, I continued on to receive my level I certification at the Kint Institute, where I deepened my understanding of trauma and how the creative arts can benefit my clients. I have worked with a variety of children and adults struggling with trauma from domestic violence, sex related crimes, and childhood experiences; as well as with individuals suffering from substance use disorders. 

 

I am passionate about helping others; and utilize art making to help my clients process strong emotions and wordless feelings. Art experience and talent are not necessary, just an open mind and willingness to explore your mind in a creative way. I will meet you where you are at and allow you to take the driver’s seat in your treatment.  From there, we will work together to pave and develop a unique and personalized road to recovery. 

 

At this time, I have open spaces for adults, couples, and older teens. If you or someone you know could benefit from working with me, contact me today.

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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