Lauren Zeltzer, Therapist in New York — Zencare
Lauren  Zeltzer
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Lauren Zeltzer


Licensed Creative Arts Therapist, LCAT Board-Certified Registered Art Therapist, ATR-BC Master of Arts, MA
New York Accepting Online
Updated February 16, 2022

Specialties & Expertise

  • Addiction
  • Creative blocks & writer's block
  • Loss, grief, and bereavement
  • Trauma
  • Life transitions
  • Life purpose & meaning

Professional statement

Lauren Zeltzer is a licensed, trauma-informed psychotherapist and creative arts therapist. Her clients are individuals across the lifespan, from all walks of life. Many of her clients feel burned out, stressed, disconnected from their feelings, relationships, life’s purpose, or their work. With no art experience or skill needed, Lauren uses the creative process as a “power tool” to help maximize clients’ creativity and self-awareness and work through blocks, life transitions, anxiety, depression, addictions, bereavement and whatever prevents them from living their most fulfilling life.

Art therapy is a “whole brain activity” that takes you to a new way of thinking, where functions such as self-regulation, attunement, and access to intuitive wisdom are activated. Lauren also integrates other therapy approaches including Mindfulness, Psychodynamic therapy and treatment for trauma and loss, depending on her client’s needs.

Lauren’s approach to therapy begins with listening deeply to clients and providing a safe and non-judgmental environment. Clients have the experience of being deeply seen and heard and often leave sessions feeling calm, centered, and energized with new perspectives towards new solutions and positive change in their lives. Lauren also draws from her previous experience as a clinician at Weill Cornell Medicine, Midtown Center for Treatment and Research, an outpatient substance abuse clinic, and the consulting art therapist at Northwell Health, Phelps Memorial Hospital’s hospice program.

Lauren is committed to providing a supportive, inclusive space for people who identify as LGBTQIA and people of the global majority. She currently offers only remote therapy sessions and welcomes new clients to her online practice.

Message to clients

Thank you for considering my practice. It's a powerful act of self-care to seek help from a therapist. I honor every person who reads this and decides to reach out - even just to explore if working together feels right for you. Regardless of your experience with creating art, it’s relaxing, self-affirming and enlivening to have a supportive space to just be yourself, express what’s important to you, and have an opportunity to be creative, without being judged. Art Therapy also works especially well in online sessions! It can take courage, and sometimes time and support, to feel ready and willing to “make your mark” (especially a new and different mark) in your art and in your life. I love supporting my clients in accessing greater freedom, confidence and joy in their lives and becoming the best versions of themselves.


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

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

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

Trauma - Coping and healing after threatening or scary events, such as witnessing accidents or experiencing sexual, verbal, emotional, or physical abuse

Life transitions - Coping with difficult or impactful life changes, such as moving to a new area, relationship transitions, child rearing, or career changes; learning self-care to better manage resulting stress

Life purpose & meaning - Exploring one’s beliefs and values around life purpose, meaning, and spirituality; addressing the barriers to living a life that feels fulfilling, including instigating change or developing new habits


  • Adults (24+)
  • Seniors (65+)
  • Young adults (18-24)
  • Loveland Therapy Fund Clients


Lauren Zeltzer is not in-network with any insurances.

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

Out-of-pocket fees

  • Individual sessions: $250 (50min)

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
  • Venmo
  • Zelle
Session frequency

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

  • Weekly
  • Every other week
  • Multiple times a week


Online Sessions (New York)
Accepting new clients online
Currently Available Times
  • Morning (Before 10am)
  • Daytime (10am - 1pm)
  • Afternoon (1pm - 5pm)
  • Evening (After 5pm)
  • Weekends
Regular Hours
  • Mon 9am - 7pm
  • Tue 9am - 4pm
  • Wed 9am - 7pm
  • Thu 9am - 4pm
  • Fri Closed
  • Sat Closed
  • Sun Closed

Work and Education

Years of Experience: 8 years

Private Practice , 2020 - Present
Weill Cornell Medicine Midtown Center for Treatment and Research, Clinician, 2014 - 2020
Northwell Health, Phelps Memorial Hospital Hospice Program, Consulting Art Therapist, 2014 - 2018

Center for Mind Body Medicine, Online Professional Training Program, 2022
Parnell Institute, EMDR Certificate of Completion , 2019
Kint Institute, Certificate in the Arts & Trauma Treatment, 2019
New York University Steinhardt School of Art Therapy, MA, 2014
Columbia University School of International Affairs , MIA, 1986


New York: 002000