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

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

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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 online for adults, couples, and older teens. If you or someone you know could benefit from working with me, contact me today.

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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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Elizabeth Sullivan MPS, LP-LCAT

Associate Creative Arts Therapist

Hello, my name is Elizabeth and I hold an M.P.S. in Creative Arts Therapy and Creativity Development, and an undergraduate degree in Visual Arts and Psychology. I help guide people towards inner healing through creative communication and therapeutic art making.

 

I consider the mind, body, and spirit as a whole when working with someone and understanding their total pain. My psychotherapy approach is grounded in principles of mindfulness and I draw upon humanistic, person centered and existential frameworks in art therapy.

 

I am passionate about helping others gain insight and self awareness through the integration of traditional talk therapy with the creative and exploratory process of art making. I have experience with both children and adults giving individual, marriage, and family support. I’ve also navigated the beauty and challenges of end of life care.

 

It’s normal to seek support at various times in our lives as a means of personal wellness. I invite you to email or call when you feel ready. I offer sessions entirely virtually. I look forward to meeting you.

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Francesca Pagano BA

Executive Office Assistant

Client Experience Specialist

Hi, my name is Francesca, and I am the Executive Office Assistant for Integrating the Self. My job is to support the practice overall and to help match clients with the therapist who can best meet their needs.

 

I am currently in graduate school for mental health counseling and look forward to having clients of my own one day.

 

Please do not hesitate to reach out with any questions or concerns; I'm always happy to help!

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