Maggie Ritnour is an art therapist and Licensed Mental Health Counselor in Brooklyn, NY who specializes in disordered eating, trauma, and maladaptive coping. Many of her clients are looking to improve their relationship with food, their bodies, and themselves as a whole.
Maggie utilizes a collaborative and team-oriented approach rooted in Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT) and Radically Open Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (RODBT). She works with her clients to explore the coping mechanisms they developed earlier in their lives and helps them cultivate alternative coping strategies, including meditation and breathing exercises. She takes a holistic approach that incorporates the mind and body and frequently works with psychiatrists, MDs, nutritionists, dietitians, and gynecologists to ensure all of her client’s needs are being met.
Maggie also helps individuals better understand their behavior and thought patterns and how these inform their worldview. When appropriate, Maggie utilizes art therapy to help her clients better visualize these patterns.
Maggie works with clients to establish a rapport and a sense of safety and trust. She offers a non-judgmental space where individuals feel comfortable discussing their most inner thoughts. She looks forward to meeting you and helping you on your journey towards healing.