Jon  Ehinger

Jon Ehinger

Board-Certified Registered Art Therapist, ATR-BC

Licensed Creative Arts Therapist, LCAT

Accepting new clients for daytime appointments in Park Slope practice (updated December 26, 2019)


Specialties & Expertise

  • Creative problem solving
  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Career counseling
  • Emotional regulation and awareness
  • Stress management

Professional statement

Jon Ehinger is a New York Licensed Creative Arts Therapist who specializes in art and talk therapy with kids, adolescents, and adults.

Jon enjoys working with children with ADHD who have trouble sitting and talking by utilizing art therapy materials such as painting, drawing, and clay as creative coping releases. He believes that art therapy can help children and adolescents express themselves, relieve stress, and navigate challenging situations. Jon also utilizes art therapy combined with more traditional verbal therapy when working with adults, and has found the use of art materials helps adults access the wordless, timeless space where deeper feelings live, allowing you to more fully express yourself.

Jon's therapeutic approach is empathic, spontaneous, and focused on your life goals and challenges. He has over ten years of experience working as a therapist and believes that everyone deserves to have a life that's full of joy. He understands that everyone possesses an innate, remarkable ability to learn, grow, and heal themselves with the right support and therapeutic rapport Jon offers. Jon has offices in Brooklyn's Grand Army Plaza and Manhattan's Union Square where he looks forward to helping you or your child discover the creative spark within.


Message to clients

I believe that we all have a remarkable capacity for self-healing and personal growth, and my primary goal as a therapist is to facilitate that growing process. As a published author, university professor, licensed psychotherapist and board-certified art therapist, I can help you find your path in life in a truly authentic way.


Specialties

Creative problem solving - Setting goals and creating road maps to move beyond perfectionism, procrastination, and self-doubt; building self-awareness and skills to accomplish goals and fuel creativity

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

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

Career counseling - Support around personal and professional growth; clarifying goals and steps to building a fulfilling career and meaningful work-life balance

Emotional regulation and awareness - Learning how to identify, express, and manage feelings in safe, in-control ways

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


General expertise


Insurance

Jon Ehinger is not in-network with any insurances.

Read about the benefits of seeing an out-of-network provider here.


Out-of-pocket fees

  • Ongoing sessions: $200 (45min)
  • Initial session: $200 (45min)

Therapist's note

Jon can provide you with paperwork for your insurance company if you are seeking out-of-network reimbursement.


Location(s)

Park Slope practice

792 Union Street

Second Floor

Brooklyn, NY 11215

Hours
  • Mon Closed
  • Tue Closed
  • Wed 10:00am-8:00pm
  • Thu 10:00am-8:00pm
  • Fri 10:00am-8:00pm
  • Sat 10:00am-8:00pm
  • Sun 10:00am-8:00pm

Work and Education

Private Practice, 2014 - Present

Brooklyn Center For Psychotherapy, 2016 - 2019

HHC Health and Hospitals - Woodhull & Kings Co., 2009 - 2016

Summit Camp, 2007 - 2009


Languages

  • English


Professional endorsements

Jenny Velarde-Ragan MA, LCAT, RDT

Jon is equally empathetic and knowledgeable. He is passionate about bringing the fullness of himself to his work, and he aims to expand the boundaries of creativity within psychotherapy. He is an incredibly compassionate clinician and an excellent active listener.

Kim Neill, LCAT

Jon is a kind, thoughtful and capable art therapist who has a genuine interest in helping his clients lead better lives. He is able to provide reflective supervision, allowing his supervisees to think more deeply about their process. His clients respond positively to his empathetic and innovative approach to therapeutic work.

Mari Grande, LCSW-R, LCAT

Jon is a highly skilled, talented, and caring therapist. I know Jon from his student days, overseeing his thesis project, and even then, he brought a broad skill set in the arts with a deep drive to connect in a caring way to his clients. I often refer children and adolescents to Jon.

Karen Gibbons, LCAT

Jon Ehinger is an innovative thinker as well as a kind and caring therapist.

Jo Ellen Nix, Program Director of Art Therapy & Education at the University of Saint Francis

Mr. Ehinger has the special ability to warmly and immediately connect with a variety of students from a traditional classroom group setting as well as a group of developmentally disabled adults. I have witnessed him also in private sessions where he demonstrates appropriate heartfelt compassion and delivers the healing properties of art therapy.