She/Her/HersLicensed Creative Arts Therapist, LCAT Creative Arts Therapist Specialties • Insurance & Fees • Locations
Anna Stephenson is licensed creative arts therapist and certified child life specialist who welcomes kids, teens, and adults to her fully online (and fully awesome!) private practice. Anna’s approach to therapy is playful, creative, open-minded, and kind. Her first priority when starting with a new client is building a therapeutic relationship and ensuring that clients feel safe and heard while sharing their story with her.
A trauma-informed therapist whose clinical background involved working with patients and families in children’s hospitals, Anna is particularly tuned into to those navigating medical journeys (of themselves or loved ones), loss, life transitions, depression and anxiety. Anna helps clients unravel how their past experiences might be influencing present challenges, and gently guides them as they reframe the narrative to disrupt old patterns of being with self-confidence and compassion.
Change can be uncomfortable. When talking about painful experiences feels too overwhelming or vulnerable for clients, Anna finds that processing these subjects using art, writing, music, or metaphor can feel safer while still yielding powerful results. Kids and teens can especially benefit from more creative or play based interventions to gain insight and relief when in therapy. Anna’s training in both the humanistic and creative arts therapy approaches means that she centers the client’s perspective and supports them in understanding and expressing their truest selves without judgment - whether they are “creative people” or not.
Anna’s clients, like you, deserve joy. Even when things are hard.
Adolescent mental health - Working with adolescents, teenagers, and parents on social, academic, and/or emotional challenges throughout teenage years; addressing anxiety, family conflicts, peer relationships, school stress, transition to college, social media pressures, self-esteem, hopelessness about the future, emotional disregulation
Anxiety - Coping with excessive worry, nervousness, or stress; intense discomfort in social settings (social anxiety); sudden and intense feelings of panic (panic disorder)
Loss, grief, and bereavement - Emotionally preparing for the anticipated passing of a loved one; managing feelings and reactions to a death or loss of significance; support during the process of healing and acceptance
Childhood trauma - Learning how traumatic events in childhood can translate into adulthood; processing through difficult memories with the goal of moving past the experience and lingering symptoms
Adjustment difficulties & disorders - Support around adapting to new and/or challenging life circumstances; skill-building for improved stress management and reduction of anxiety.
Anna Stephenson is not in-network with any insurances.
Read about the benefits of seeing an out-of-network provider here.
Years of Experience: 7 years
Persephatta Psychotherapy , Telehealth Psychotherapist , 2021 - Present
NYU Langone Health: Hassenfeld Children's Hospital , Child Life Specialist & Creative Arts Therapist, 2017 - 2021
New York University , MA Drama Therapy, 2017
New York: 002595