Elyssa Kreimendahl is a Licensed Creative Arts Therapist and Licensed Professional Counselor with offices in Midtown Manhattan and Beacon, New York. She also sees clients remotely via phone or video sessions. Elyssa specializes in trauma and PTSD, anxiety, depression, addiction, identity development, self-esteem, and interpersonal difficulties/relationships. She is passionate about working with queer and transgender individuals and couples. She takes special care in building a strong therapeutic relationship with her clients, helping them work through feelings of isolation and shame, and navigate difficult life experiences.
Elyssa’s approach is eclectic and tailored to the needs of her clients. She works psychodynamically and relationally, incorporating elements of mindfulness, existential therapy, and drama therapy. She believes it's fundamental to understand the world from her clients' perspective, and to collaboratively work toward a life of greater meaning, freedom and fulfillment, whatever that looks like for each individual person.
Warm and nonjudgmental, Elyssa is committed to building an LGBTQIA-affirming and trauma-informed practice for clients to feel safe and openly speak their mind. She particularly enjoys working with artists and creative folks of all kinds, and engages them in understanding and processing the impact of early life events and self-conception on the creative process. Her midtown office is located steps away from Grand Central.