She/Her/HersLicensed Creative Arts Therapist, LCAT Specialties • Insurance & Fees • Locations
Andrea has been a practicing music therapist and verbal psychotherapist for 35 years and focuses on helping people who are personal or professional caregivers, students in college or graduate school, those with creative challenges, and individuals in a stage of life transition. Clinical supervision is also provided to mental health professionals - and at a sliding scale. She tends to work with individuals who are open to reflection and creativity and to examining how the past may be influencing the present. Clients needs absolutely no experience or skill in music making if they are interested in using music to expand their awareness or increase their gratification in living.
Andrea is trained in music therapy and psychoanalytic psychotherapy and has also benefitted from her own extensive psychotherapy. Her own psychotherapy has been key in being able to help others to evolve, feel gratified, and to have real choice in how they approach living. Clients who work with Andrea consistently give feedback that they feel safe, heard, validated, and gently challenged; they report that they feel like they are sitting with a fellow human being and partnering together to make a meaningful life.
Andrea holds a BA from Oberlin college, where she studied psychology and music (vocal arts) in the conservatory of music. She has an MA in music therapy from New York University. She was in the first cohort and received a certificate from the William Alanson White Institute -a NYC psychoanalytic training institute- in Intensive Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy. She maintains national certification as a Board Certified Music Therapist and a NY State License as a Licensed Creative Arts Therapist; these require yearly continuing professional education.
Andrea offers remote sessions to anyone residing in New York State and currently has some availability.
Caregiver stress & support - Coping with anxiety, stress, fatigue, and burnout related to caring for a loved one; balancing the needs of others with one's own needs and health
College & graduate student mental health - Specialized strategies for common issues of young adulthood, including school and career stressors, support around healthy relationships, existential concerns, drug or alcohol issues, eating disorders, and anxiety and/or depression.
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
Medical professionals' mental health - Support navigating work-related expectations and stress; addressing issues of burnout, hierarchical pressures, and vicarious trauma
Clinical supervision - Offering professional supervision services for clinicians
Entrepreneur mental health - Processing through the emotional highs and lows of running a business; learning about one’s values and exploring how these values impact the decisions that one makes for the business
Andrea Frisch-Hara is not in-network with any insurances.
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Years of Experience: 35 years
Self, Private Practice, 1989 - Present
William Allison White Institute of Psychiatry, Psychoanalysis, and Psychology, Certificate in Intensive Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy, 2004
New York University, MA in Music Therapy, 1989
New York: 000116-1