Kelly  Niceley
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Kelly Niceley


Licensed Creative Arts Therapist, LCAT Master of Professional Studies, MPS Registered Art Therapist, ATR
New York Waitlist Online
Updated November 11, 2021

Specialties & Expertise

  • Race & cultural identity
  • Loss, grief, and bereavement
  • LGBTQIA, gender, and sexuality topics
  • Women's issues
  • Addiction
  • Creative blocks & writer's block

Professional statement

Kelly Niceley, LCAT-ATR is a Licensed Creative Arts Therapist in Washington Heights, New York. She specializes in issues of identity, grief and loss, and affect regulation.

Kelly has been working in the field of mental health for 14 years, obtained her license in 2011 and graduated from the Pratt Institute in 2009. Kelly is licensed in the state of New York and works remotely with her clientele.

In 2018 Kelly established the organization, The Peace and Protection Healing Arts Collective, which is dedicated to addressing mental health issues that are both caused by and lead to perpetual cycles of maltreatment, including systemic oppression, violence and exploitative behavior. As such, addressing issues of identity, human rights, and personal dignity is integral to Kelly’s clinical practice.

Kelly brings a strong sense of attunement to her therapy practice, working with a diverse array of clients, helping them to increase their sense of self, and improve their tolerance of a wide range of feeling states. Kelly employs a client-centered approach, offering strategies and encouragement to assist the client with overcoming adverse symptoms and ultimately materializing their personal goals.

Message to clients

Considering therapy? It’s so helpful to have a safe space to process your thoughts and feelings in times of great uncertainty. I’m here to listen. Whether you are struggling with symptoms of anxiety, or with sadness and grief, or want to better understand yourself, I’m ready to dive in together with you to assist you in your healing journey.

When’s a good time to get onto therapy?

*Life Transitions—bereavement, entering/exiting relationships, parenting, career development

*Identity—dealing with issues of marginalization and/or trauma that impact self-image

*Natural Disaster—displacement and anxiety

*Symptom management—identifying more effective ways to cope with new and old struggles

There’s no better time to get into therapy than right now. Let’s work together to access your strongest, happiest self!


Race & cultural identity - Exploring topics of racial, cultural, and ethnic background as it relates to one’s family origins and personal identity

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

LGBTQIA, gender, and sexuality topics - Exploring topics of sexuality, gender, and identity; confronting discrimination and oppression; navigating relationship, family, and cultural challenges

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

Addiction - Coping with emotional discomfort and suffering; reducing or abstaining from unwanted behaviors such as unhealthy gambling or shopping, as well as substance abuse

Creative blocks & writer's block - 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


  • Adults (24+)
  • Parents
  • Seniors (65+)
  • Young adults (18-24)


  • Cigna
  • NYU Student Health Insurance (Wellfleet / Cigna PPO)

Out-of-pocket fees

  • Ongoing sessions: $130 (45min)
  • Sliding scale: $90 - $130

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
  • Credit Card
  • Debit Card
Session frequency

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

  • Weekly
  • Every other week


Online Sessions (New York)
Accepting new clients with a 2 - 3 week wait online
Currently Available Times
  • Morning (Before 10am)
  • Daytime (10am - 1pm)
  • Afternoon (1pm - 5pm)
  • Evening (After 5pm)
  • Weekends
Regular Hours
  • Mon Closed
  • Tue 11-6:30
  • Wed 10:15-6:15
  • Thu 11-7:15
  • Fri 11-5:45
  • Sat Closed
  • Sun Closed

Work and Education

Years of Experience: 12 years

The Peace and Protection Healing Arts Collective, Founder, 2018 - Present
Talkspace, Licensed Psychotherapist, 2016 - 2021
Therapy24x7, Licensed Psychotherapist, 2017 - 2021
VillageCare, Program Supervisor, 2014 - 2018
VillageCare, Licensed Creative Arts Therapist, 2010 - 2014
FEGS , Intern, 2008 - 2009
Rebecca School for Children with Autistic Spectrum Disorders , Intern, 2007 - 2008

Pratt Institute , MPS, 2009
Bard College, BA, 2003


New York: 001493