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Heather Montemarano(She/Her/Hers)

(She/Her/Hers)
Licensed Creative Arts Therapist, LCAT
New YorkNew Jersey
Anxiety - Life transitions-Self-esteem-Women's issues-Burnout-Self-care-

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Professional statement

Heather Montemarano, ATR-BC, LPAT. LCAT is a registered, board certified, and licensed creative arts therapist in NY and NJ with over a decade of clinical experience. She specializes in working with adults and adolescents looking for personal enrichment, and who may be seeking treatment for anxiety, depression, eating disorders, the psychological impacts of long COVID and/or the psychological impacts of working/living through COVID, and life transitions.

She takes an integrative, humanistic approach in her practice, utilizing both the creative process and talk therapy in a flexible, client-centered way. You don’t need to be an artist or know much about art in order to try art therapy. It’s simply an alternative way to explore thoughts and feelings, and a viable tool to work toward symptom relief and goals.


Message to clients

My ideal clients are those who are invested in getting to know themselves more authentically. If you’re up for putting in some meaningful work, and also want to celebrate your small wins along the way, *maybe even with a few laughs* please reach out! I’d love to learn more about you.

I have worked with a wide variety of clients over the past 11 years, and am so thrilled to now be part of the wonderful telehealth community! I take a client-centered, humanistic approach in my practice. I treat each individual as such, and I make treatment as collaborative as possible in order to work through each person's presenting issues and toward their goals. Many of my clients have reported lifting of symptoms within only a few sessions, and continued improvement thereafter.


Licensure

New York: 002428-01 - New Jersey: 16LP00023000

Languages

English

Specialties

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

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

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

Women's issues - Therapy tailored to common concerns among women; providing a safe and understanding space to address life challenges, stressors, and questions around identity as a woman

Burnout - Managing and recovering from stressors that lead to feelings of decreased motivation and disconnection from the self; practicing effective self-care and finding ways to relax both physically and mentally

Self-care - Learning what effective self-care looks like and incorporating these strategies into daily life; developing an awareness of wellbeing to identify when one needs to practice self-care




Clientele

  • Adults (24+)
  • Young adults (18-24)

Locations & Hours


Insurance

  • Cigna

Out-of-pocket fees

  • Individual sessions:$130 (50min)
  • Sliding scale:$100 - $130