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Elissa Arbeitman

Licensed Creative Arts Therapist, LCAT
New JerseyNew York
Anxiety-Stress management-Self-esteem-Loss and grief-Life transitions-Women's mental health-Identity development-Shame-Self-compassion-Creative professionals-

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Professional statement

Elissa Arbeitman is a Licensed Professional Art Therapist and Process Painting Facilitator.

She specializes in anxiety and stress management, self-esteem, life transitions, women’s mental health, identity development and self-compassion.

Elissa loves working with women who are navigating major life transitions and are finding themselves exhausted by their inner critic, constantly judging themselves to the point of being stuck, always feeling pressure to produce, perform and succeed, disconnected from themselves and bored or shut down from their creative self.

Many of the women Elissa works with come out of therapy saying that they have a new, positive relationship with their inner critic, feel heard, validated and understood, have a renewed sense of who they are and who they want to be and have found their voice and feel comfortable using it.

One distinctive aspect of Elissa’s approach is that she is passionate about using creative expression to help adolescents and women cope, heal and grow. She believes creativity has a playful, joyful, intuitive side to it and if you are interested she will bring this aspect into your session as well.

Elissa earned a BFA in Graphic Design from The University of Michigan, holds a Masters degree in Art Therapy from New York University, is a Registered, Board-Certified Art Therapist (ATR-BC) by the Art Therapy Credentials Board, a Licensed Professional Art Therapist (LPAT) by the State of New Jersey and a Licensed Creative Arts Therapist (LCAT) by the State of New York.

Message to clients

I work with women from all stages of life and all different life experiences who are going through some sort of life transition. Ultimately, my purpose is to create a warm, welcoming, environment, free from pressure and expectation. It is from this non-judgemental space that we are often able to tap back into your authentic self and begin to explore what your needs, wants and desires are. I am passionate about helping you find complete acceptance for who you are so you can in turn live a life filled with deeper meaning and connection. I know it's very hard to reach out for support. I also know that you are worth it!

Work and Education

Years of Experience: 21 years

Private Practice
Youth Consultation Services
Bergen County Special Services School District & Division of Family Guidance

Licensed Professional Art Therapist (NJ), LPAT, 2022
Registered, Board Certified Art Therapist , ATR-BC, 2006
Licensed Creative Arts Therapist (NY), LCAT, 2006
New York University, MA in Art Therapy, 2003
University of Michigan, BFA, 1999


New Jersey: 16LP00001300 - New York: 000134-01




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

Stress management - Strengthening effective ways of coping with the stress of life and change; managing expectations of self and others

Self-esteem - Cultivating self-compassion, assertiveness, and confidence; developing ways to reduce suffering, anxiety, social withdrawal, and self-neglect

Loss and grief - 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

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

Women's mental health - Expertise in working with adult women; providing a safe and understanding space to address life challenges and promote physical and mental health

Identity development - Understanding, accepting, and strengthening one’s sense of self through the exploration of family, work, and personal values

Shame - Decreasing shame and guilt; boosting self-esteem

Self-compassion - Cultivating self-compassion, assertiveness, and confidence; developing ways to reduce suffering, anxiety, social withdrawal, and self-neglect

Creative professionals - Understanding of highly creative minds; goal setting related to the artistic and creative process; support finding meaningful balance in one’s life


  • Adults (24+)
  • Children (<12)
  • Families
  • Parents
  • Seniors (65+)
  • Teenagers (13-18)
  • Young adults (18-24)
  • Loveland Therapy Fund Clients

Locations & Hours


Elissa Arbeitman 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:$175 (50min)
  • Initial session:$250 (60min)

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
Payment options
  • Cash
  • Check
  • Credit Card
  • Debit Card
  • PayPal
  • Venmo
Session frequency

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

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

Client testimonials

"She has a calm, centered demeanor and a markedly positive attitude. Sessions with Elissa involve a comfortable, relaxed atmosphere with self-affirmations and a body and mind approach to healing."
- Zencare client May 2021
"Elissa was attentive, affirming, and supportive."
- Zencare client May 2021
"Called on time and had good chemistry with the therapist"
- Zencare client August 2021


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