They/SheLicensed Creative Arts Therapist, LCAT Specialties • Insurance & Fees • Locations
Kelda is an experienced Licensed Creative Art Therapist located in NYC who has been practicing Creative Arts Therapy for over 14 years. Kelda has select weekday in person openings at this time.
Kelda's therapeutic approach is highly relational, attentive and analytical. They are creative in that they individualize each session based on your needs and how they shift overtime. This can be through processing with creative modalities in sessions such as clay, paint, fabric, etc.., and or primarily verbal as this is your preference. The Creative Arts are within more then physical creation. It is the metaphors the dreams and the everyday fantasizes that connect us to our deserved potential. it is within the verbal metaphor and connections we create within therapy that Kelda regards integral to your therapeutic journey.
Kelda assists people therapeutically with improving moods relationships and behaviors within both short and long term Psychotherapy via weekly 50 minute sessions. The primary symptoms Kelda treats relate to, ongoing sadness, loneliness, anxiety, obsessions, grief, loss, sexuality and identity confusion/formation. Along with sexual insecurities, demisexuality, relational complexities, avoidance of desires overall. Further specialities are within assisting decreasing creative blocks, gender/body dysphoria and or rejection dysphoria;. Kelda believes the above noted symptomatic experiences most often lead to feelings of isolation, not being understood and needing therapeutic connection.
Please contact them for a 15-20 minute free video consultation to see if you would like to have an intake session with Kelda. The intake session allows you to assess compatibility with Kelda and them with ability to meet your therapeutic needs for ongoing treatment success.
LGBTQIA, gender, and sexuality topics - Exploring topics of sexuality, gender, and identity; coping with discrimination and oppression; navigating relationship, family, and cultural challenges
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
Adolescent mental health - Working with adolescents, teenagers, and parents on social, academic, and/or emotional challenges throughout teenage years; addressing anxiety, family conflicts, peer relationships, school stress, transition to college, social media pressures, self-esteem, hopelessness about the future, emotional disregulation
Gender identity & transgender health - Exploring gender identity, including trans, non-binary, and gender variant identities; support throughout the process of transition
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:
Frequency of sessions this provider offers to see clients once you are an established client.
Years of Experience: 14 years
Refresh Psychotherapy NYC , Clinical Supervisor , 2020 - 2021
Therapy 24x7, Creative Art Therapist (Psychotherapist) , 2019 - 2020
Good Shepherd Services , Clinical Supervisor , 2015 - 2019
Bronx Lebanon Hospital , Creative Art Therapist (Children and Adolescent Unit Inpatient Psychiatry) , 2013 - 2015
Good Shepherd Services , Creative Art Therapist , 2009 - 2013
Incarnation Children's Center , Clinical Internship 2nd year graduate school, 2008 - 2009
Jacobi Hospital , Clinical Internship 1st year graduate school, 2007 - 2008
Solution Based Casework , Solution Based Casework Coach , 2017
Parenting Journey , Parenting Journey Facilitator Certified , 2011
School of Visual Arts , Masters in Creative Arts Therapy , 2009
School of Visual Arts , Bachelors in Fine Arts , 2004
New York: 001418