Lauren  Zeltzer
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Lauren Zeltzer

She/Her/Hers

Licensed Creative Arts Therapist, LCAT Board-Certified Registered Art Therapist, ATR-BC Master of Arts, MA Specialties Insurance & Fees Locations
New York Accepting Online
Manhattan Community Board 5 Accepting In-person
Updated November 29, 2023

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 psychotherapist and creative arts therapist. Lauren sees clients across the lifespan for remote appointments. She specializes in anxiety, addiction, bereavement, depression, life transitions, trauma, and whatever prevents people from living their most fulfilling life. Lauren uses a range of evidence-based psychotherapy treatments, including Mindfulness, Psychodynamic therapy and treatment for trauma and loss, to develop an individualized plan depending on a client’s needs and goals. She is also adept at guiding clients in using art as a “power tool” (regardless of art skills) to help them reduce stress, access new insights and perspectives, and find more connection and joy in their lives.

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 and solutions towards 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 all people, including those 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

Welcome! It's a powerful act of self-care to seek help from a therapist. I will help you develop the tools and insight you need to access greater freedom, confidence and joy in your life and become the best version of yourself, whatever you are struggling with. Clients consistently tell me our sessions feel safe and self-affirming and that I provide a supportive space to just be themselves and express what’s important to them, without being judged. Many clients also find that using evidence-based art therapy approaches help bring them calm, shift mood, safely process feelings too big for words, and access new insights.

I love being a therapist and empowering my clients to live full, engaging lives. You are important and you deserve support. I invite you to contact me to explore if working together feels right for you.


Specialties

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




Clientele

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

Insurance

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)
  • Sliding scale: $200 - $250

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

Location(s)

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 11am - 7pm
  • Tue 9am - 3pm
  • Wed 11am - 7pm
  • Thu 9am - 7pm
  • Fri 11am - 4pm
  • Sat Closed
  • Sun Closed

Manhattan Community Board 5 practice
Accepting new clients in-person
Currently Available Times
  • Morning (Before 10am)
  • Daytime (10am - 1pm)
  • Afternoon (1pm - 5pm)
  • Evening (After 5pm)
  • Weekends
Regular Hours
  • Mon 9:00am - 7:00pm
  • Tue 3:00pm - 5:00pm
  • Wed 9:00am - 3:00pm
  • Thu 9:00am - 4:00pm
  • Fri 9:00am -3:00pm
  • Sat Closed
  • Sun Closed

Work and Education

Years of Experience: 10 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


Licensure

New York: 002000


Languages

English