Buffy  Curtis

Buffy Curtis


Licensed Creative Arts Therapist, LCAT Board-Certified Registered Art Therapist, ATR-BC Specialties Insurance & Fees Locations
New York Accepting Online

I am available via telehealth Sunday through Thursday. I offer art therapy and talk therapy as well as energy healing and life coaching, all with the convenience of remote access!

Updated October 24, 2023

Specialties & Expertise

  • Anxiety
  • Existential crisis & challenges
  • Life transitions
  • Sexual harassment & assault
  • Trauma
  • Childhood trauma

Professional statement

Buffy Curtis is licensed in New York as a Licensed Creative Art Therapist (LCAT), and nationally registered as well as board certified in art therapy. She has over 15 years of experience in the mental health field, working with countless clients to help them improve their wellness. Buffy specializes in working with those who feel overwhelmed with their emotions, whether that’s stress, grief, anxiety, spontaneous spiritual crisis, existential difficulties or feelings tied to physical or medication conditions. Their overwhelm might stem from early childhood trauma, individual traumatic events, early life challenges with attachment or chronic systemic challenges. Buffy provides services for young adults, adults, couples and family groups through the ease of tele-health virtual sessions.

Buffy strives to provide clients with transformational experiences based in whole health, reaching goals for emotional, physical, spiritual and social health. As an art therapist Buffy helps others by guiding them to tap into their own creativity, because sometimes there are no words. She also draws from somatic therapies and often takes a transpersonal attachment oriented approach. For those whose trauma and trauma symptoms hold them back, she practices Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) therapy.

Buffy earned a Master's degree in Art Therapy Counseling from The College of New Rochelle, she was trained in EMDR by Thrive Counseling and Consulting. She earned her Level Three Reiki practitioner certification from The Remedy Room and is currently pending completion of a Certification in Psychedelic Assisted Therapy from the Vital program of Psychedelics Today. She supports clients along their journeys as they find transformation and growth, encouraging them to use the resources around them to overcome obstacles to wellness

All services with Buffy are available remotely so you can choose the environment that most supports you on your journey in wellness.

Message to clients

With all the advice in the world today, and the ease of access to information on the internet it might feel like we ‘should’ be able to figure out our path to wellness on our own, and yet this approach fails to recognize our own humanity. As humans we are social creatures and do our most profound development in relation to others. It is no surprise that working with a therapist can help you to learn more about yourself, to bring awareness to conscious choices you can make to grow into the life you may have only dreamed of for yourself.

Inside the container of therapy you will have the opportunity to unearth discoveries at a pace that feels both safe and slightly challenging. You will have a steady witness, and a gentle guide to remind you of your own inner knowing. You will have the opportunity to re-write narratives that no longer serve you, and break patterns that hold you still in time.

You’ve made this decision already, and now you are one step closer to the life you are envisioning, keep up the good work!


Anxiety - Coping with excessive worry, nervousness, or stress; intense discomfort in social settings (social anxiety); sudden and intense feelings of panic (panic disorder)

Existential crisis & challenges - Supportive exploration of meaning and purpose in one’s life; finding one’s path in the face of existential anxiety, dread, and feelings of meaninglessness

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

Sexual harassment & assault - Caring support along the pathway to safety, wellbeing, and healing for survivors of sexual abuse and assault

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

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


  • Adults (24+)
  • Couples
  • Parents
  • Seniors (65+)
  • Young adults (18-24)


Buffy Curtis is not in-network with any insurances.

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

Out-of-pocket fees

  • Individual sessions: $135 (45min)
  • Initial session: $135 (45min)
  • Couples sessions: $150 (50min)
  • Group sessions: $40 (60min)
  • Family sessions: $150 (50min)

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
  • Courtesy billing
Payment options
  • Credit Card
  • Debit Card
  • Zelle
Session frequency

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

  • Weekly
  • Monthly
  • Every other week
  • Multiple times a week
Therapist's note

Group sessions are $40 per participant, some groups may have an additional initial investment fee to cover the cost of physical materials. Group sessions that run over 60 minutes may also have altered rates for participation which will be listed in advance. All individuals are pre-pay for services and courtesy billing will be submitted on their behalf to advocate for reimbursement of out of network services.


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 9:00am- 8:30pm
  • Tue 9:00am-8:00pm
  • Wed 9:00am-8:00pm
  • Thu 9:00am-6:00pm
  • Fri Closed
  • Sat Closed
  • Sun Please inquire about hours

Work and Education

Years of Experience: 9 years

Inner Pathfinder Creative Healing, Founder, 2023 - Present
Thrive Creative Arts Healing, Provider, 2021 - 2023
Whole Wellness Services Inc, Provider, 2022 - 2023
Rochester Regional Healthcare, Bilingual PROS clinician, 2021 - 2021
BronxWorks, Assistant Program Director Supported Housing, 2019 - 2020
Rising Ground, Clinical Team Lead UC program, 2017 - 2019
Cayuga Center, Clinician UC program, 2014 - 2017
St Vincent's Hospital Harrison, NY, Clinical intern/ Direct Care support, 2013 - 2014
Jericho Project, Scatter site supported housing, 2010 - 2012
Narco Freedom, Counselor, 2009 - 2010
Syracuse Behavioral Healthcare ( Now Helio Health), Counselor, 2008 - 2009

Psychedelics Today Vital Program, Psychedelic Assisted Therapy, 2023
Thrive Counseling and Consulting, EMDR, 2022
The College of New Rochelle, BS Art Therapy/ MS Art Therapy Counseling, 2014


New York: 002782-01