Stella  Fischl

Stella Fischl

Licensed Creative Arts Therapist, LCAT
New York, Connecticut Waitlist Online
Midtown East Not Accepting In-person
Updated May 24, 2021

Specialties & Expertise

  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
  • Domestic violence
  • Dating violence
  • Adolescent mental health

Professional statement

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.


Message to clients

I believe therapy is about accepting and embracing who you are, while also exploring the ways that you can grow. Art therapy helps you access and harness your strengths to sustain healthy change. I’m here to support you in navigating internal and external conflicts, and figure out how to move forward. Through personalized, integrated treatment we can address ways to process your experiences and emotions in order to find clarity.
I know that seeking therapy can be a difficult process, and I hope to alleviate some of that. I offer free initial phone consultations to help you decide if we are a good fit before moving forward. Please contact me if you have any questions, I know this process is tough but I hope to make it rewarding as well!


Specialties

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




Clientele

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

Insurance

  • Cigna
  • NYU Student Health Insurance (Wellfleet / Cigna PPO)

Out-of-pocket fees

  • Ongoing sessions: $175 (60min)
  • Family sessions: $200 (60min)

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:

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

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

  • Weekly
  • Every other week
  • Multiple times a week

Location(s)

Midtown East practice
353 Lexington Avenue, Suite 200, Office 1, New York, NY 10016
Not accepting new clients in-person
Currently Available Times
  • Morning (Before 10am)
  • Daytime (10am - 1pm)
  • Afternoon (1pm - 5pm)
  • Evening (After 5pm)
  • Weekends
Regular Hours
  • Mon 10:00am-7:30pm
  • Tue 10:00am-7:30pm
  • Wed 10:00am-7:30pm
  • Thu 10:00am-7:30pm
  • Fri 10:00am-6:00pm
  • Sat Closed
  • Sun Closed

Online Sessions (New York)
Accepting new clients with a 2 - 3 week wait online
Currently Available Times
  • Morning (Before 10am)
  • Daytime (10am - 1pm)
  • Afternoon (1pm - 5pm)
  • Evening (After 5pm)
  • Weekends
Regular Hours
  • Mon 10:00am-7:30pm
  • Tue 10:00am-7:30pm
  • Wed 10:00am-7:30pm
  • Thu 10:00am-7:30pm
  • Fri 10:00am-6:00pm
  • Sat Closed
  • Sun Closed

Online Sessions (Connecticut)
Accepting new clients with a 2 - 3 week wait online
Currently Available Times
  • Morning (Before 10am)
  • Daytime (10am - 1pm)
  • Afternoon (1pm - 5pm)
  • Evening (After 5pm)
  • Weekends
Regular Hours
  • Mon 10:00am-7:00pm
  • Tue 10:00am-7:00pm
  • Wed 10:00am-7:00pm
  • Thu 10:00am-7:00pm
  • Fri 10:00am-7:00pm
  • Sat Closed
  • Sun Closed

Work and Education

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


Licensure

New York: 002082-1

New York: 17-090

Connecticut: 47


Languages

English


Client testimonials

"Stella was very easy to open up to!"
- Zencare client • December 2019