Aleecia  Kaloustian

Aleecia Kaloustian

Licensed Creative Arts Therapist, LCAT Master of Professional Studies, MPS
New York Accepting Online
East Village Not Accepting In-person
Updated April 6, 2021

Specialties & Expertise

  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Stress management
  • Life transitions
  • Mindfulness
  • Relationships

Professional statement

Aleecia Kaloustian is a Licensed Creative Arts Therapist in New York who is passionate about the healing qualities of art and the creative process. Her practice incorporates both traditional talk therapy and art therapy techniques specific to achieving her client's goals.

In 2017, Aleecia completed a 200-hour yoga teacher training to share the clarity and grounding she achieved in her personal practice. Since then, she has worked to integrate mindfulness and yoga into her work as an art therapist. The practice of mindfulness interventions within the therapeutic setting can help bring awareness and acceptance to our experiences. Aleecia has led mindfulness and art making groups in many of the settings she's worked in.

Through art, traditional verbal processing, and mindfulness techniques, clients will have a chance to explore past experiences and focus on how they manifest in their present lives.

Aleecia believes that the therapeutic process should feel tangible and productive, and that integrating mindfulness techniques accomplishes this by allowing clients to leave sessions with practical tools and coping strategies that better serve them.


Message to clients

Asking for help is incredibly difficult, but it is the first step in creating change. The decision to work with a therapist should not feel like a failure, rather it should feel like a brave and proactive decision to improve aspects of your life. My intention is to help you find what inspires you. Together, we will work through painful past experiences and set achievable goals for the future.


Specialties

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 of hopelessness, low motivation and energy, sadness, irritability, sleep disturbance, and loss of interest and pleasure in life

Stress management - Strengthening effective ways of coping with the stress of life and change; managing expectations of self and others

Life transitions - Coping with difficult or impactful life changes, such as moving to a new area, relationship transitions, child rearing, or career changes; learning self-care to better manage resulting stress

Mindfulness - Developing practices to encourage a state of active, open attention on the present

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




Clientele

  • Adults (24+)
  • Teenagers (13-18)
  • Young adults (18-24)

Insurance

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

Out-of-pocket fees

  • Ongoing sessions: $150 (45min)
  • Sliding scale: $100 - $150
  • Initial session: $175 (60min)

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
Payment options
  • Cash
  • Credit Card
  • Debit Card
  • Venmo
  • Zelle
Session frequency

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

  • Weekly
  • Every other week
  • As needed

Location(s)

East Village practice
Not accepting new clients in-person
Currently Available Times
  • Morning (Before 10am)
  • Daytime (10am - 1pm)
  • Afternoon (1pm - 5pm)
  • Evening (After 5pm)
  • Weekends
Regular Hours
  • Mon 8:00am-8:00pm
  • Tue 8:00am-8:00pm
  • Wed 8:00am-8:00pm
  • Thu 8:00am-8:00pm
  • Fri 8:00am-5:00pm
  • Sat Closed
  • Sun Closed

Online Sessions (New York)
Accepting new clients online
Currently Available Times
  • Morning (Before 10am)
  • Daytime (10am - 1pm)
  • Afternoon (1pm - 5pm)
  • Evening (After 5pm)
  • Weekends
Regular Hours
  • Mon 8:00am-8:00pm
  • Tue 8:00am-8:00pm
  • Wed 8:00am-8:00pm
  • Thu 8:00am-8:00pm
  • Fri 8:00am-5:00pm
  • Sat Closed
  • Sun Closed

Work and Education

Private practice, 2020 - Present
Culture for One, 2017 - Present
Safe at Home Foundation, 2018 - 2020
Comunilife, 2017 - 2018

SVA, MPS, 2017
Syracuse University, BA, 2011


Languages

English


Client testimonials

"

Aleecia was warm and engaging. She asked important questions and answered my questions honestly. I have decided to start seeing her regularly.

"
- Zencare client • October 2020