Eric Lebowitz, Therapist in New York — Zencare
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Eric Lebowitz

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Music Therapist - Board Certified, MT-BC Licensed Creative Arts Therapist, LCAT Master of Arts, MA
New York Accepting Online
Updated July 6, 2022

Specialties & Expertise

  • Aging related concerns
  • Loss, grief, and bereavement
  • Mindfulness
  • Stress management
  • Depression
  • Creative Arts Therapy

Professional statement

Eric brings his passion for music and dedication to mindfulness to each therapy session to best help those with whom he works. He specializes in work with seniors suffering with the emotional, physical and cognitive difficulties of age-related illnesses, such as Alzheimers. He believes that creativity and music bring seniors to the present moment and offers the chance for expression, joy, and healing.

He also works with care-partners of seniors with dementia related illnesses, providing online counseling and dementia-care coaching. Grief is painful, there is no denying that. Through support in the process of reconciling grief and gratitude, joy can once again be experienced.

Eric’s style incorporates music and mindfulness into building a therapeutic relationship that is tailored to the individual. In sessions with Eric, a participant of therapy might engage in songwriting, singing, listening, and/or practicing mindful meditations to cultivate moments of joy, creativity, and self-expression to ease pain, stress, and grief. For seniors, these moments validate their unique identity as a person and not as their illness, and foster feelings of joy, agency, and self-compassion. For care-partners, the therapeutic relationship allows moments to process difficult emotions, learn best practices in dementia care, and create self-care practices that really work.

Eric Lebowitz is a Licensed Creative Arts Therapist and board-certified Music Therapist in White Plains, NY.Eric studied music at Berklee College of Music and earned his Masters degree in Music Therapy from New York University. He is also trained in neurological music therapy and certified grief counseling. He offers the option for in-home visits for seniors, online counseling, and dementia care coaching. Call or email to schedule a free consultation.


Message to clients

“Good grief!” This common expression of frustration or surprise, is a limitation of the coupling of these words, considering what “good grief” could mean. One of the most difficult experiences in life is losing a loved one. Your empathy is in overdrive, experiencing your loved one’s pain as your own, and adding your own pain and suffering on top is the sour cherry of suffering on the sundae of life. Being told “time heals all wounds” only deepens the cut, as you question why it’s taking so long, why you're different from the other people who appeared to heal so quickly from, and how much longer you must endure the unendurable.

Finding opportunities for "good grief" and healing during difficult times is possible. You can feel supported through your grief and challenges. You can cultivate joy in the present moment and discover your potential for joy that’s still available within you. You can begin the healing process and participate in music and mindfulness centered therapy.

Call me here and now to schedule a free 20 minute consultation. We can talk about more details of your story and decide how best to move forward in the process of reconciling your feelings of loss with healing feelings of gratitude. Thank you, I look forward to hearing from you soon.


Specialties

Aging related concerns - Coping with memory loss, loss of independence, and other physical and/or mental impacts of aging. May include support for family or caregivers and resource planning for changes in living situation.

Loss, grief, and bereavement - 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

Mindfulness - Developing practices to encourage a state of active, open attention on the present

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

Depression - Providing support and promoting healing of hopelessness, low motivation and energy, sadness, irritability, sleep disturbance, and loss of interest and pleasure in life

Creative Arts Therapy - Creatively exploring the present moment to develop resources to cope with life's challenges




Clientele

  • Adults (24+)
  • Seniors (65+)

Insurance

Eric Lebowitz 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: $200 (50min)
  • Sliding scale: $150 - $200

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
  • Venmo
  • Zelle
Session frequency

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

  • As needed

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 6:00am-6:00pm
  • Tue 6:00am-6:00pm
  • Wed 6:00am-6:00pm
  • Thu 6:00am-6:00pm
  • Fri 6:00am-6:00pm
  • Sat Closed
  • Sun Closed

Work and Education

Years of Experience: 6 years

InVibe Creative Arts Therapy, Owner / Lead Therapist, 2019 - Present
The Ambassador of Scarsdale, Music Therapy Director, 2016 - 2019

MA, Music Therapy, 2016
BA, Music, Songwriting, 2012


Licensure

New York: 202232-1


Languages

English


Publications