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Kelly Niceley(She/Her/They/Them)

Licensed Creative Arts Therapist, LCAT
New York
Race & cultural identity- Loss, grief, and bereavement- LGBTQIA, gender, and sexuality topics-Women's issues- Addiction-Creative blocks & writer's block-
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Professional statement

Kelly Niceley, LCAT-ATR is a Licensed Creative Arts Therapist in Bronx, 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 16 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 and in person 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!

Work and Education

Years of Experience: 15 years

Talkspace, Licensed Psychotherapist
The Peace and Protection Healing Arts Collective, Founder
Therapy24x7, Licensed Psychotherapist
VillageCare, Program Supervisor
VillageCare, Licensed Creative Arts Therapist
Rebecca School for Children with Autistic Spectrum Disorders , Intern
FEGS , Intern

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


New York: 001493




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)
  • Loveland Therapy Fund Clients

Locations & Hours


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

Out-of-pocket fees

  • Individual sessions:$150 (45min)
  • Sliding scale:$100 - $150

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
Therapist's note

In partnership with The Loveland Foundation supporting Black women and girls with access to free therapy sessions.

Book a Free Initial Consultation

The practice will call you for a free 10min phone call to discuss your needs and ensure a match!

This provider has no upcoming call times available.