Amaranta  Medina-Seabright

Amaranta Medina-Seabright

Board-Certified Registered Art Therapist, ATR-BC

Licensed Creative Arts Therapist, LCAT

Accepting new clients for morning & daytime appointments in Brooklyn Heights practice (updated November 27, 2019)


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 adolescents ages 15 and up, adults across the lifespan, and couples. 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


General expertise


Insurance


Out-of-pocket fees

  • Ongoing sessions: $200 (50min)
  • Sliding scale: $150 - $200

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)

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

Zencare client

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.


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