Kara Mycek is a Board Certified Dance/Movement Therapist and Licensed Creative Arts Therapist in New York City. She specializes in anxiety, depression, Bipolar Disorder, trauma, life transitions, and stress management. She sees children, teens, college students, and adults. She particularly enjoys working with clients who are interested in body-based work, whether that be in the form of Dance/Movement Therapy (DMT) or using talk therapy to explore the mind-body connection. Her priority is to create a safe, warm, and nonjudgmental space, where her clients not only feel heard and but also feel seen.
Kara currently teaches Introduction to Dance Therapy at The College of New Rochelle and really enjoys working with college students. She also has a deep understanding of how difficult it can be to adjust to life at college and post-college. She helps clients through both movement and talk therapy techniques to manage their stress and symptoms.
Kara also has extensive experience working with children, having worked at a children’s center and as a children’s dance teacher before becoming a therapist. She incorporates Dance/Movement and Play Therapy into her sessions with all children. For teens, she focuses on self-esteem, coping with and understanding change, and peer relationships through creative techniques. She helps her young clients navigate challenges at both school and home, including sibling conflict and/or divorce. She also works with children who have anxiety, depression, or ADHD.
Kara strongly believes in the power of movement and the ability to strengthen the mind-body connection to improve overall health and functioning. She helps her clients to find balance, and learn to express themselves authentically. She looks forward to meeting you at her office in Ditmas Park, near the Cortelyou Road subway station.