Dawn Ippoliti is a Licensed Creative Arts Therapist with offices in Flatiron, Manhattan and Millburn, NJ. She specializes in using art therapy to explore trauma, family challenges, depression, anxiety and stress management. Dawn particularly enjoys working with adolescents to strengthen their abilities to address life challenges and learn new ways to cope with stress and anxiety. Dawn is an expert in gently helping clients navigate the emotional intricacies of their past, identify their strengths, and find closure to unresolved issues.
Dawn practices from a holistic approach, drawing upon evidence-based modalities with an emphasis on mindfulness and staying grounded in the present moment. Through art therapy, she helps her clients explore a deeper, more internal part of the self to discover insights about the unconscious mind. She supplements this creative process with active discussion to physically and mentally engage each client fully. Her work is focused on enabling clients to explore their inner desires and relationship patterns, foster personal growth, and progress toward healing in a creative way. With clients who choose not to engage in art therapy, she utilizes talk therapy to highlight their strengths and mindfully guide them toward finding joy in themselves and their relationships.
Dawn is committed to creating a safe, comfortable atmosphere for clients to freely explore their thoughts and feelings. Her practice is trauma-informed and highly personalized toward the needs of each client. Her Flatiron office is conveniently located near several different metro lines.
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 through 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
Mindfulness - Using techniques such as breathing and meditation to increase self-awareness and reduce day-to-day stress
Stress management - Strengthening effective ways of coping with the stress of life and change; managing expectations of self and others
Adolescents' mental health - Transitioning to high school or college; navigating social media pressures, interpersonal difficulties with peers, self-esteem, emotional dysregulation
Family issues - Promoting communication and supporting family members to address challenges and reduce conflict and distress
Dawn Ippoliti is not in-network with any insurances.
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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:
Frequency of sessions this provider offers to see clients once you are an established client.
Please note that due to NJ laws for art therapy, health insurance out-of-network benefits cannot currently be used at this time; clients are responsible for the full session fee. However, a sliding scale of $150 - $225/session is offered to a limited number of clients.
For NYC clients, Dawn can provide you with paperwork for your insurance company if you are seeking out-of-network reimbursement.
Private Practice, 2009 - Present
The New York University Art Therapy in Schools Program, Program Supervisor, 2016 - Present
The New York University Art Therapy in Schools Program, Senior Art Therapist, 2009 - 2016
Emergency Shelter Program, Children’s Program Coordinator, 2005 - 2006
Heart Share Human Services of New York, Art Therapist/Case Planner, 2003 - 2005
The Saturday Project, Art Therapist, 2002 - 2003
Certified Yoga Instructor, 2012
Certified Domestic Violence Counselor, 2007
New York University, MA in Art Therapy, 2003
San Francisco State University, BA, 1998
Dawn was extremely easy to talk to and informative."
Dawn talked about her approach, we discussed my needs, and we set up a time for my first appointment later this week!"