Stephanie  Saklad

Stephanie Saklad

Licensed Creative Arts Therapist, LCAT

Accepting new clients for morning, evening, & weekend appointments in Fresh Meadows practice (updated November 18, 2019)


Specialties & Expertise

  • Trauma
  • Anxiety
  • Existential challenges
  • Job & family pressures
  • Relationships

Professional statement

Stephanie Saklad is a Licensed Creative Arts Therapist in Queens, New York specializing in anxiety, existential challenges, life transitions, and supporting family members of individuals with severe mental illness. Drawing upon her training in a social justice and psycho-dynamic program, her particular area of expertise is in helping clients uncover and recover from trauma. She works closely with each individual, providing a trusting, therapeutic relationship and promoting healing at a comfortable pace.

Art therapy with Stephanie involves combining traditional psychotherapy with creative outlets such as collage, clay, and paint. Art therapy can be a valuable tool to ground in the present moment and access deep-seated emotions in a nonverbal way. Her work is guided by empowering clients to build confidence, confront challenges head-on, and regain control.

Stephanie welcomes adults to her practice for individual psychotherapy. Outside of private practice, she is highly involved in the community, supporting those with chronic mental illness.


Message to clients

Coming into therapy can be an overwhelming experience. I am here to support you and be your partner in this process. I strongly believe that every individual has the ability to cope with whatever life throws at them. Sometimes, you just need some support to help you discover those tools.
Art Therapy can provide a safe space to express yourself, as it can be non verbal. You do not need to be an artist, or have experience with making art. Art making becomes a tool in session, to help you connect with yourself in a new way.


Specialties

Trauma - Coping and healing after threatening or scary events, such as witnessing accidents or experiencing sexual, verbal, emotional, or physical abuse

Anxiety - Coping with excessive worry, nervousness, or stress; intense discomfort in social settings (social anxiety); sudden and intense feelings of panic (panic disorder)

Existential challenges - Supportive exploration of meaning and purpose in one’s life; finding one’s path in the face of existential anxiety, dread, and feelings of meaninglessness

Job & family pressures - Exploring one's own identity and values in the context of competing pressures at work and home

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


General expertise


Insurance

Stephanie Saklad is not in-network with any insurances.

Read about the benefits of seeing an out-of-network provider here.


Out-of-pocket fees

  • Ongoing sessions: $200 (45min)
  • Sliding scale: $100 - $200
  • Group sessions: $60 (50min)
  • Clinician supervision of group sessions: $45 (50min)

Therapist's note

Stephanie can provide you with paperwork for your insurance company if you are seeking out-of-network reimbursement.


Location(s)

Remote video therapy sessions offered? Yes

Fresh Meadows practice

70-21 170th Street

Suite 1

Queens, NY 11365

Hours
  • Mon 5:30 AM-7:30 AM and 6 pm-10pm
  • Tue 5:30 AM-7:30 AM and 6 pm-10pm
  • Wed 5:30 AM-7:30 AM and 6 pm-10pm
  • Thu 5:30 AM- 7:30 AM and 6 pm-10pm
  • Fri Closed
  • Sat Closed
  • Sun 5:30 AM- 8:30 AM

Work and Education

CAMBA Homeless Shelter, 2017 - Present

Private Practice, 2016 - Present

SAIL ACT Team, 2015 - 2017

Ocean Front Adult Social Day Care, 2013 - 2015

L.I.U Post, MA, 2014

CUNY Queens College, BA, 2011


Languages

  • English

Therapy Groups

Stephanie  Saklad
Anxiety and Life Transitions Art Therapy Group in NYC

This therapy group run by Stephanie Saklad, LCAT offers an open art studio and facilitated discussion for individuals struggling with life transitions and anxiety.

Stephanie  Saklad
Art Therapy Group Supervision for New Professionals in NYC

This group for new art therapists run by Stephanie Saklad, LCAT is a place to process various stressors and successes that arise as part of working toward licensure.


Professional endorsements

Renee Wengrofsky

Stephanie is an amazing person who is very genuine and a caring. I highly recommend her.

Carolyn Ryan

Stephanie has encouraged me to continue to pursue and advocate in regards to my passion for the field of art therapy. Her consistent direction, support, motivation, and encouragement has forged me forward along my own career path! I’m honored to have her as my supervisor the past year.

ETA Feuerman, LCSW

Stephanie is dedicated and attentive to her clients, full of energy and creativity. She has a wide range of clinical skills, and I know any client would be in good hands when working with her.


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