Stella Fischl is a licensed Licensed Creative Arts Therapist practicing in New York City. She sees children, adolescents, and adults, and has particular expertise in seeing clients experiencing difficult life transitions and unhealthy relationships. She helps clients with cope with past trauma, anxiety, depression, and incorporates art therapy as a powerful modality to healing.
Stella is passionate about working with young adults and teenagers, including reluctant therapy-goers. She loves that art therapy is “not what people think it's going to be.” For families, Stella initially meets with family members individually to gauge personal needs before working on connections together. She guides clients through exercises to help them understand their relationship dynamic, notice where it can be improved, and build on strengths. Structured art making interventions may be utilized to encourage healthy boundaries and modes of communication.
Stella uses dialectical behavior therapy (DBT) to help build concrete skills, focusing on communication and managing emotions. She uses art to help her clients explore themselves and to facilitate introspection and healing. Stella’s experiences include working at a women's shelter and with The Motherhood Center of New York, as well as with adult and teen mothers, domestic violence survivors, children & adolescents with mental health disorders, and youth in foster care.
Stella received her Masters in Art Therapy from New York University. She is also an artist and holds a BFA in painting from Pratt Institute. She has completed advanced training in both DBT and stress reduction.
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 through hopelessness, low motivation and energy, sadness, irritability, sleep disturbance, and loss of interest and pleasure in life
Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) - Healing painful experiences and memories from the past
Domestic violence - Caring support along the pathway to safety, wellbeing, and healing for those surviving a partner’s abusive attempts to control one’s thoughts, beliefs, and actions
Dating violence - Support for individuals recovery from dating violence
Adolescent mental health - Working with adolescents, teenagers, and parents on social, academic, and/or emotional challenges throughout teenage years; addressing anxiety, family conflicts, peer relationships, school stress, transition to college, social media pressures, self-esteem, hopelessness about the future, emotional disregulation
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Years of Experience: 6 years
The Motherhood Center, Art Therapist, 2017 - Present
HELP USA, Art Therapist, 2017 - 2019
Catholic Guardian Services, Art & Recreation Therapist, 2016 - 2017
Food First Family Project DV Shelter, Art Therapist, 2015 - 2017
University Settlement, Art Therapist, 2015 - 2016
New York City Children's Center & Incarnation Children's Center, Art Therapy Intern, 2013 - 2015
New York University, Masters, 2015
New York: 002082-1
New York: 17-090