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 young adults between the ages of 18 and 24, parent-child dyads, and teenagers. She helps clients with anxiety, depression, mother-baby bonding, and parent child relationships, 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 employs person-centered art therapy with influences from dialectical behavior therapy (DBT). 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 working with adult and teen mothers, domestic violence survivors, children and 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.