Ruann  Ibrahim
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Ruann Ibrahim

Creative Arts Therapist Practice: Resilience Lab Specialties Insurance & Fees Locations
New York Accepting Online
Flatiron District Accepting In-person
Updated May 11, 2021

Specialties & Expertise

  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Identity development
  • Race & cultural identity
  • Spirituality & religion
  • Perfectionism

Professional statement

As an Art Therapist, Ruann offers various creative mediums and sensory experiences to facilitate a space where clients can regulate, express, and release difficult emotions. Her approach is both person-centered and psychodynamic, meaning she works with clients to understand how their past connects to their present experiences. Afterward, clients use art and to work through those experiences creatively so they can reclaim their power, find confidence, and live joyfully.

Ruann approaches therapy through an intersectional framework and considers all parts of the individual—including mental, emotional, spiritual, and social. Her treatment validates personal experiences and intersections of identity, which are integral to the process of creative expression.

Ruann's primary focus is developing a strong relationship with each client and understanding their needs. By offering a safe environment for creative expression, clients gain further insight and understanding of themselves.

Message to clients

It can be challenging to understand why you’re going through difficulties in life—and even more difficult to identify your needs during these times. Wherever you are in your life’s journey, I’m here to support you along your path of self-discovery and well-being.

As a trained Art Therapist, I combine talk therapy, art, and creative self-expression so you can release the emotions, experiences, and thoughts that you can’t always share with words. Through our work together, you’ll connect with your inner self, discover the creative resources within you, find ways to cope, and authentically express yourself.

I work from an intersectional and social justice framework. As a female therapist of color, I'm committed to validating personal experiences and intersections of identity including race, ethnicity, and gender. Many of my clients are grappling with racism, discrimination, and systemic oppression. Having the space to creatively express and process how these systems impact mental health can be incredibly healing.

You don’t need artistic skills or background to work with me—just curiosity and a willingness to explore your emotions through creativity. If there’s something inside of you that you want to express but aren’t sure how, reach out. I’m looking forward to hearing from you!


Anxiety - Coping with excessive worry, nervousness, or stress; intense discomfort in social settings (social anxiety); sudden and intense feelings of panic (panic disorder)

Depression - Providing support and promoting healing of hopelessness, low motivation and energy, sadness, irritability, sleep disturbance, and loss of interest and pleasure in life

Identity development - Understanding, accepting, and strengthening one’s sense of self through the exploration of family, work, and personal values; addressing issues such as, race, class, gender, and sexual orientation, in the context of self experience

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

Spirituality & religion - Exploring beliefs and practices related to meaning, existence, and spiritual health and healing; enjoying a deeper felt connection with the spiritual dimension of one's life

Perfectionism - Coping with feelings of anxiety, stress, self-criticism, and procrastination; addressing unrealistic expectations of one’s self and negatively comparing self to others


  • Adults (24+)
  • Teenagers (13-18)
  • Young adults (18-24)


  • Aetna
  • Aetna International
  • Aetna Student Health Insurance
  • All Savers Insurance Company
  • Allied Benefit Systems
  • Cigna
  • Golden Rule Insurance Company
  • Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey
  • MVP Healthcare
  • Meritain Health
  • New School Student Insurance (United Healthcare Student Resources)
  • Nippon Life Benefits
  • Optum
  • Oxford Health Plans
  • Surest (formerly Bind)
  • Trustmark
  • UMR
  • United Healthcare
  • United Healthcare Shared Services
  • University of California Berkeley Student Health Insurance (Wellfleet Student)
  • Wellfleet

Out-of-pocket fees

  • Individual sessions: $150 (45min)
  • Sliding scale: $75 - $150
  • Initial session: $150 (45min)

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:

  • Courtesy 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
  • Monthly
  • Every other week
  • As needed


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 9:00am-7:00pm
  • Tue 9:00am-7:00pm
  • Wed 9:00am-7:00pm
  • Thu 9:00am-7:00pm
  • Fri 9:00am-7:00pm
  • Sat 9:00am-3:00pm
  • Sun Closed

Flatiron District 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 Please inquire about hours
  • Tue Please inquire about hours
  • Wed Please inquire about hours
  • Thu Please inquire about hours
  • Fri Please inquire about hours
  • Sat Please inquire about hours
  • Sun Please inquire about hours

Work and Education

Years of Experience: 3 years

Resilience Lab, Art Therapist, 2020 - 2020

School of Visual Arts , MPS Art Therapy, 2020




Client testimonials

"She was really nice"
- Zencare client • June 2022