Sara Tsutsumi, Therapist in New York, New York — Zencare
Sara  Tsutsumi

Sara Tsutsumi

Licensed Mental Health Counselor, LMHC Licensed Creative Arts Therapist, LCAT
New York Accepting Online
Manhattan Accepting In-person
Updated September 3, 2021

Specialties & Expertise

  • Adjustment difficulties & disorders
  • Aging related concerns
  • Artists' mental health
  • Cultural adjustment
  • Depression
  • Relationship issues

Professional statement

Sara Tsutsumi is a seasoned psychotherapist who utilizes Gestalt Therapy and Expressive Arts Therapy to work successfully with bilingual patients (Japanese & English) on family/personal relationship issues, adjustments, bicultural issues, depression, eating disorders, anxiety and adult/senior traumas. Her uniquely empathic listening ability and positive acceptance of individual wellness is the hallmark of her style.


Message to clients

I am always eager to listen to your stories. I lead you to connect with your body and imagination and utilizing visual arts, movements, music and words. For me, everything happened in your life whenever it happened -any traumatic experiences which you think in significant- are still important to know about, then, I will be supporting your healing process. I see you through the strong future of your life.


Specialties

Adjustment difficulties & disorders - Support around adapting to new and/or challenging life circumstances; skill-building for improved stress management and reduction of anxiety.

Aging related concerns - Coping with memory loss, loss of independence, and other physical and/or mental impacts of aging. May include support for family or caregivers and resource planning for changes in living situation.

Artists' mental health - Understanding of highly creative minds; goal setting related to the artistic and creative process; support finding meaningful balance in one’s life

Cultural adjustment - Acclimating to a new environment; managing stress and coping with feelings of loss and separation from familiar people and places

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

Relationship issues - Understanding one’s wants and needs in relationships; exploring patterns of interaction, addressing concerns, and strengthening satisfaction in relationships and dating




Clientele

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

Insurance

  • New School Student Insurance (United Healthcare Student Resources)
  • United Healthcare
  • United Healthcare Student Health Plan

Out-of-pocket fees

  • Individual sessions: $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:

  • Super billing
Payment options
  • Cash
  • Check
  • Credit Card
  • Venmo
  • Zelle
Session frequency

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

  • Weekly
  • Multiple times a week
  • As needed

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 9am-9pm
  • Tue Closed
  • Wed 9am-9pm
  • Thu 9am-9pm
  • Fri Closed
  • Sat 9am-5pm
  • Sun Closed

Manhattan 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 9am-9pm
  • Tue Closed
  • Wed 9am-9pm
  • Thu 9am-9pm
  • Fri Closed
  • Sat 9am-5pm
  • Sun Closed

Work and Education

Years of Experience: 33 years

JASSI Japanese-American Social Services Inc., 1990 - 1992


Licensure

New York: 000130


Languages

English

Japanese