Ruann Ibrahim, Therapist in New York, New York — Zencare
Ruann  Ibrahim
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Ruann Ibrahim

Creative Arts Therapist Practice: Resilience Lab
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 utilizes both applied psychological theory and the act of art-making to cultivate the therapeutic relationship and to support treatment. Art therapy can be used to enhance the therapy process by offering various creative mediums as a form of non-verbal communication, as well as a sensory experience that can be soothing and help to regulate emotions. Art Therapy is a modality that can be used with any age group and is not exclusive to those with an artistic background.

Ruann's clinical experience has primarily been in working with adolescents and young adults in diverse settings such as the public-school setting, medical setting, and community-based settings. In her Art Therapy practice, her approach is both client-centered and psychodynamic. Ruann's primary focus is on the therapeutic alliance, making sure to foster trust and develop an empathetic understanding of the client’s needs. By offering a safe environment, Ruann aims to create a space where clients can gain further insight, and understanding of themselves.

Ruann's approach to therapy is focused on a holistic and social justice lens whilst applying an intersectional framework. Ruann's work considers all parts of the individual, including mental, emotional, spiritual, and social. She is committed to working through an intersectional framework, offering treatment that validates personal experiences and intersections of identity. 

Ruann is currently available for remote sessions.

Message to clients

Wherever you are in your life’s journey, you don’t have to go through it alone. It can be challenging to understand why we are going through a difficulty in our life, but more importantly, it can be difficult to identify our own needs during these times. As a trained Art Therapist, I utilize talk therapy along with creative self-expression. I work from an intersectional and social justice framework, and as a female therapist of color I am committed to validating personal experiences and intersections of identity including race, ethnicity, and gender. It is my hope to help you connect to your inner self, to find and discover creative resources within you to help you cope and authentically express yourself.


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
  • AllWays Health Partners (formerly Neighborhood Health)
  • Allied Benefit Systems
  • Golden Rule Insurance Company
  • Harvard Pilgrim
  • Humana
  • Meritain Health
  • New School Student Insurance (United Healthcare Student Resources)
  • Optum
  • Oxford Health Plans
  • Trustmark
  • UMR
  • United Healthcare
  • United Healthcare Shared Services

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: 2 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