Dawn  Ippoliti

Dawn Ippoliti

Licensed Creative Arts Therapist, LCAT

Accepting new clients for morning & evening appointments in Flatiron District practice (updated January 23, 2020)

Accepting new clients for morning, afternoon, & daytime appointments in Millburn practice (updated December 05, 2019)

Specialties & Expertise

  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Trauma
  • Mindfulness
  • Stress management
  • Adolescents' mental health
  • Family issues

Professional statement

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.

Message to clients

I know it is a difficult decision to start therapy and often times people can even feel conflicted about whether or not they are ready, or the time is right. I acknowledge your courage for beginning the process and taking action to move in a new direction. I look forward to working with you to achieve your goals.


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

General expertise


Dawn Ippoliti is not in-network with any insurances.

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

Out-of-pocket fees

  • Ongoing sessions: $225 (45min)
  • Sliding scale: $175 - $225
  • Initial session: $350 (75min)

Therapist's note

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. A sliding scale of $125 - $225/session is offered to NJ clients.

For NYC clients, Dawn can provide you with paperwork for your insurance company if you are seeking out-of-network reimbursement.


Flatiron District practice

25 West 26th Street

Suite 405

New York, NY 10010

  • Mon Closed
  • Tue 9:00am-6:00pm
  • Wed 11:30am-8:30pm
  • Thu 10:00am-3:00pm (online only)
  • Fri 10:00am-3:00pm (online only)
  • Sat Closed
  • Sun Closed

Millburn practice

421 Essex Street

2nd Floor

Millburn, NJ 07041

  • Mon 10:00am-7:00pm
  • Tue Closed
  • Wed Closed
  • Thu 10:00am-3:00pm (online only)
  • Fri 10:00am-3:00pm (online only)
  • Sat Closed
  • Sun Closed

Work and Education

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


  • English

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