Eric Fraser, Therapist in Claverack, New York — Zencare
Eric  Fraser
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Eric Fraser

Music Therapist - Board Certified, MT-BC Licensed Creative Arts Therapist, LCAT Master of Arts, MA
New York Accepting Online
Claverack Accepting In-person
Updated March 4, 2022

Specialties & Expertise

  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Social anxiety
  • Autism spectrum disorder
  • Attachment issues
  • Couples counseling

Professional statement

Eric Fraser is a Licensed Creative Arts Therapist in Claverack (next to the city of Hudson) in Columbia County, NY. He specializes in anxiety, attachment, trauma and relationships for people of all ages. He also specializes in music therapy for children on the autism spectrum, children with developmental disorders, and older adults in dementia care. His approach draws from expressive creative arts therapy and somatic-attachment methods.

For Adults: Eric works with people to resolve relationship wounds and trauma through a somatic based modality called DARe (Dynamic Attachment Re-Patterning experience). His compassionate deep listening approach is warm, affirming, non-judgemental and accepting of all. Eric's years of work as a creative arts therapist coupled with his specialized training in attachment wounds and trauma is for people seeking to heal: anxiety, depression, anger, hopelessness, addiction and relationship problems. Some clients may be a good fit for therapeutic sound and music therapy experiences (listening, songwriting, relaxation and more). Also primary to Eric's approach is focused verbal (talk) therapy to allow clients to tell their stories and talk through difficult memories and experiences, as well as to receive dynamic somatic based interventions.

For Children: Eric provides music centered music therapy for children on the autism spectrum to work on: strategies for self-regulation, calming, increased capacity for sustained attention, social skills, increased related communication, and emotional-disturbance resolution through music experiences.

For Older Adults: Eric provides evidence based music therapy interventions to treat older adults and people suffering from dementia. Music Therapy is an excellent modality to assist in memory re-call, cognitive engagement, and treating physical pain and discomfort. It also provides adults suffering from loneliness and isolation to have meaningful engagement with their community.

For Couples: Eric's goal is to help the relationship with safe, customized and well mediated opportunities to develop secure attachment and balance.


Message to clients

Being fully and empathically present for you, and allowing you to feel that you are in my care during sessions is a core principle for me. When you feel that a qualified person is non-judgemental and relatable, you can finally relax and be supported to go at the right pace into the parts of you that are suffering. I can help you establish the right rhythm for you in making contact with and correcting/healing emotional wounds.

Many of our attachment and relationship styles are established when we are very young, and even when we can't remember it all, it still effects the way we experience our adult self and our adult relationships. I can help you learn to track your bodies deep emotional signals (somatic therapy), and discharge/correct/heal the stuck defenses, as well as the stuck fight/flight/freeze responses that feel like they keep playing out in your life.

I am skilled in handling debilitating criticism of self and/or others, worry, anxiety, withdrawing/avoidance, fight responses and "freeze mode". My approach is a seasoned blend of a Trauma Informed Somatic and Attachment work with an expressive arts specialization, especially Music, Movement, Sound Meditation and Song Writing.


Specialties

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 of hopelessness, low motivation and energy, sadness, irritability, sleep disturbance, and loss of interest and pleasure in life

Social anxiety - Helping clients increase confidence and ability to interact with others amidst fear of being judged, worry about embarrassment, or concern about offending others

Autism spectrum disorder - Support understanding the diagnosis and related challenges and strengths; skill-building in areas of daily routine, transitions, coping with overwhelming sensory experiences, social skills, and emotion identification and regulation

Attachment issues - Development of effective relational and communication skills; insight into family attachment patterns;fostering healthy family relationships.

Couples counseling - Addressing relationship challenges and life transitions; strengthening communication and feelings of security, desire, connection, and love




Clientele

  • Adults (24+)
  • Children (<12)
  • Couples
  • Parents
  • Seniors (65+)

Insurance

  • Cigna
  • NYU Student Health Insurance (Wellfleet / Cigna PPO)

Out-of-pocket fees

  • Individual sessions: $125 (60min)
  • Sliding scale: $85 - $125
  • Initial session: $125 (60min)
  • Couples sessions: $200 (75min)
  • Family sessions: $200 (90min)

Additional session information

Therapist's note

Please inquire if you are in financial need, sliding scale available in some cases


Location(s)

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 Please inquire about hours
  • Tue Please inquire about hours
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  • Sun Please inquire about hours

Claverack practice
12 Willowdale Farm, 1st, Claverack, New York 12513
Accepting new clients in-person
Currently Available Times
  • Morning (Before 10am)
  • Daytime (10am - 1pm)
  • Afternoon (1pm - 5pm)
  • Evening (After 5pm)
  • Weekends
Regular Hours
  • Mon 9:30am-4:30pm
  • Tue 9:30am-4:30pm
  • Wed 9:30am-4:30pm
  • Thu 9:30am-4:30pm
  • Fri Please inquire about hours
  • Sat Please inquire about hours
  • Sun Please inquire about hours

Work and Education

Self Employed, Psychotherapist, 2020 - Present
New Alternatives for Children, Music Therapist, 2019 - Present
SUNY New Paltz Music Therapy Masters Program, Full Time Lecturer, 2018 - 2020
Little Flower Children and Family Services, Mental Healh Clinician, 2009 - 2016
Brooklyn Conservatory of Music, Music Therapist, 2009 - 2016
Fulbright Senior Research Scholar, Scholar/Researcher, 2010 - 2011

Somatic Attachment and Trauma Training, DARe Certified, 2021
New York University, MA, 2009


Licensure

New York: 002468


Languages

Bengali

English