Aaron also offers online music therapy sessions.
Aaron Shragge is a Licensed Creative Arts Therapist with an office in the Upper West Side of Manhattan specializing in anxiety, depression, trauma, relationships, mindfulness, and addiction. Drawing from personal experience as a performer, his practice integrates traditional talk therapy with creative expression. He is passionate about using creative art mediums to help clients naturally express themselves and release distressing emotions.
Aaron uses a unique combination of music and verbal psychotherapy to explore challenging emotions, promote personal growth, and help clients achieve their goals. For clients recovering from trauma, in particular, he especially enjoys using music therapy in a safe and supportive environment to facilitate healing even when words are difficult to find.
Aaron welcomes young adults, adults, and couples to his practice. Having had extensive experience working at an HIV clinic, he has a special interest in working with individuals navigating the emotional impact of addiction and mental illness. His office is located steps from the 72nd Street Broadway subway station, and he also offers online sessions.
Anxiety - Coping with excessive worry, nervousness, or stress; intense discomfort in social settings (social anxiety); sudden and intense feelings of panic (panic disorder)
Depression - Providing support and promoting healing through hopelessness, low motivation and energy, sadness, irritability, sleep disturbance, and loss of interest and pleasure in life
Trauma - Coping and healing after threatening or scary events, such as witnessing accidents or experiencing sexual, verbal, emotional, or physical abuse
Addictions - Coping with emotional discomfort and suffering; reducing or abstaining from unwanted behaviors such as unhealthy gambling or shopping
Mindfulness - Bringing one's attention to experiences occurring in the present moment
Relationships - Understanding one’s wants and needs in relationships; exploring patterns of interaction, addressing concerns, and strengthening satisfaction in relationships and dating
Private Practice, 2017 - Present
Harlem United, Music Therapist, 2013 - Present
New York University, MA in Music Therapy, 2013