Amaranta  Medina-Seabright

Amaranta Medina-Seabright

Board-Certified Registered Art Therapist, ATR-BC Licensed Creative Arts Therapist, LCAT
Accepting new clients; offering sliding scale appointments and free sessions to frontline healthcare workers during COVID-19 (updated April 09, 2020)
Offers Online Sessions

Specialties & Expertise

  • Stress management
  • Relationships
  • Self-esteem
  • Race and cultural identity
  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Trauma

Professional statement

Amaranta Medina-Seabright is a Licensed Creative Arts Therapist in Brooklyn, NY who works with adults across the lifespan. She specializes in anxiety, depression, and trauma, as well as in supporting clients through life transitions.

Maintaining a culturally sensitive lens is at the heart of Amaranta's practice. She welcomes people from diverse communities, particularly individuals seeking to explore the impact that race, ethnicity, sexual orientation, and gender identities have on their lives and relationships.

While Amaranta's practice mainly focuses on traditional talk therapy, clients may choose to engage in Art Therapy as a method for developing deeper self-awareness and understanding. Regardless of the approach, Amaranta believes that the alliance between the client and therapist is the most vital component to therapy. Her goal is to create a space in which clients feel safe, seen, and heard so that they feel comfortable enough to explore the complexities of their everyday lives and empowered to make positive changes.

Outside of private practice, Amaranta is a Clinical Supervisor and Thesis Advisor at Pratt Institute.


Message to clients

Whether you would like to attend therapy on your own or with your partner, or if you are sending your child, I will provide a caring and non-judgmental space. Throughout our work together I will remain curious, engaged, and committed to your process of increased self-awareness, insight, and healing. Please feel free to schedule a free consultation. I look forward to meeting you.


Specialties

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

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

Self-esteem - Cultivating self-compassion, assertiveness, and confidence; developing ways to reduce suffering, anxiety, social withdrawal, and self-neglect

Race and cultural identity - Exploring topics of racial, cultural, and ethnic background as it relates to one’s family origins and personal identity

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

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




Clientele

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

Insurance

Amaranta Medina-Seabright is accepting clients paying listed fees or using health insurance out-of-network benefits other than:

  • Cigna

Read about the benefits of seeing an out-of-network provider here.


Out-of-pocket fees

  • Ongoing sessions: $200 (50min)
  • Sliding scale: $150 - $200
  • Sessions for frontline healthcare workers during COVID-19: $0 (50min)

Therapist's note

Amaranta can provide you with paperwork for your insurance company if you are seeking out-of-network reimbursement.

Amaranta offers a free initial consultation. 


Location(s)

Remote video therapy sessions offered? Yes

Brooklyn Heights practice

162 Court Street

Brooklyn, NY 11201

Hours

  • Mon 5:00pm-9:00pm
  • Tue Closed
  • Wed 9:00am-9:00pm
  • Thu 9:00am-9:00pm
  • Fri 9:00am-9:00pm
  • Sat Closed
  • Sun Closed

Work and Education

Private Practice, 2018 - Present
Pratt Institute, Clinical Supervisor & Thesis Advisor, 2016 - Present
Counseling In Schools, 2014 - Present
NYP Payne Whitney, 2012-2013
AHRC Adult Day Program, 2011-2012
Pratt Institute, MPS, 2013
Syracuse University, BA, 2006


Languages

English


Client testimonials

"Amaranta was kind, professional, and a great listener. She seemed to understand very quickly what I was looking for and gave me helpful, candid advice. "

- Zencare client • October 2019