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Al Hoberman(He/Him/His)

Music Therapist - Board Certified, MT-BC
New York
Cultural adjustment-Identity development- Depression- Relationship issues- Trauma-
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Professional statement

Al Hoberman is a Licensed Creative Arts Therapist and Board Certified Music Therapist located in New York, NY. He works with young adults and adults who face challenges with depression, anxiety, grief, and substance abuse. Many of his clients have previously gone through traumatic events or relationships, which might have impacted their ability to develop a self-identity or to cope with change in their lives, including in their relationships.

Al’s approach to therapy centers around self-acceptance and self-care. As a music therapist and creative arts therapist, Al leverages individuals’ innate sense of creativity to give them ways to express emotion. This is particularly helpful for those who feel that they cannot verbalize their thoughts or feelings, and those who struggle to understand their inner worlds. By increasing self-awareness and providing a safe space to process through difficult emotions, Al supports clients to heal and grow through conversation, music, and art. He also incorporates mindfulness into his sessions, teaching clients tools they can use in their everyday lives.

Al earned a Master’s degree from New York University. He has certificates from The Music Psychotherapy Center and the Institute for Music and Consciousness. Throughout Al’s ten years working in the mental health space, he’s helped countless individuals to find a sense of peace in their emotions and to express themselves in creative ways.

Message to clients

Hi! I'm Al. I believe that therapy is more about feeling than understanding, more about experiencing something new than about filling out worksheets and following a set procedure. As a therapist, I see my role as your creative partner, joining you on the amazing artistic endeavor that is creating the life you want to live. Together we'll unpack the materials - all the experiences, skills, knowledge, and beliefs that make you who you are - and begin to discover new ways of putting them together that makes space for ALL of the parts of you to work together in harmony.

People come to work with me because they feel stuck, shut down, or out of place in their lives, and want to feel like they can show up authentically in their lives without judgement or rejection. Many of my clients feel like the role that life has handed them just isn't working out the way they had hoped - or were promised. Others are navigating new roles thrust upon them by big changes in their lives, sometimes expected, sometimes not.

If any of that sounds like you, let's talk! I'd be honored to start this project of growth with you.

Work and Education

Years of Experience: 11 years

Austrian Ministry of Health, Registered Music Therapist, 2023
Kint Institute, Certificate in the Arts and Trauma Treatment, 2020
Institute of Music and Consciousness, Music and Imagery Level II, 2019
The Music Psychotherapy Center, Austin Vocal Psychotherapist, 2017
New York University, MA in Music Therapy, 2013


New York: 001879


English, German


Cultural adjustment - Acclimating to a new environment; managing stress and coping with feelings of loss and separation from familiar people and places

Identity development - Understanding, accepting, and strengthening one’s sense of self through the exploration of family, work, and personal values; addressing issues such as, race, class, gender, and sexual orientation, in the context of self experience

Depression - Providing support and promoting healing of hopelessness, low motivation and energy, sadness, irritability, sleep disturbance, and loss of interest and pleasure in life

Relationship issues - Understanding one’s wants and needs in relationships; exploring patterns of interaction, addressing concerns, and strengthening satisfaction in relationships and dating

Trauma - Coping and healing after threatening or scary events, such as witnessing accidents or experiencing sexual, verbal, emotional, or physical abuse


  • Adults (24+)
  • Young adults (18-24)

Locations & Hours


  • Cigna
  • NYU Student Health Insurance (Wellfleet / Cigna PPO)

Out-of-pocket fees

  • Individual sessions:$150 (50min)
  • Sliding scale:$90 - $150

Additional session information

Out-of-network billing options

This provider can support you in getting reimbursement from your insurance company if you are seeking out-of-network reimbursement. Here are the out-of-network billing options they provide:

  • Super billing
  • Courtesy billing
  • Direct billing
Payment options
  • Credit Card
  • Debit Card
  • PayPal
  • Venmo
  • Zelle
Session frequency

Frequency of sessions this provider offers to see clients once you are an established client.

  • Weekly
  • Every other week
  • Multiple times a week

Book a Free Initial Consultation

The practice will call you for a free 10min phone call to discuss your needs and ensure a match!

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