Stephanie  Syfert

Stephanie Syfert

Board-Certified Registered Art Therapist, ATR-BC

Licensed Creative Arts Therapist, LCAT

Not accepting new clients in Flatiron District practice (updated November 18, 2019)


Specialties & Expertise

  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Trauma
  • Parenting
  • Life transitions
  • LGBTQ and sexuality topics

Professional statement

Stephanie Syfert is a Board Certified and State Licensed Creative Arts Therapist in the Flatiron District of New York specializing in young adults, college students, adolescents, life transitions, anxiety, depression, trauma, and stress. She is especially excited about supporting young adults as they navigate formative life transitions including starting a new job, moving, and starting a new family. She also enjoys working with members of the LGBTQ community and helping them explore topics of gender identity and sexuality.

Stephanie draws upon cognitive behavioral methods and mindfulness practices within an evidence-based framework. In addition to talk therapy, she offers art making as one approach to help clients explore their feelings.

Stephanie received her MA in Art Therapy from the School of Visual Arts. Her clinical experiences include her work with the Federation Employment & Guidance Service, HeartShare Human Services of NY, the School of Visual Arts, and Brooklyn Heights Montessori School. Through these experiences, she has worked extensively with adolescents, adults, and families. She is dedicated to creating a safe, nonjudgmental space to help clients overcome obstacles and create the changes they seek.


Message to clients

The city is a high-pressured environment where self care is often put on hold. You deserve a safe space where you can express what's important to you with someone who supports, affirms, and understands without judgement.


Specialties

Anxiety - Generalized anxiety, social anxiety, panic attacks

Depression - Sleep and energy disruption, overall mood disturbance, inability to enjoy yourself, and difficulty being motivated, amongst many other symptoms

Trauma - Including dealing with past sexual assault, childhood trauma, environmental trauma (e.g. witnessing/experiencing violence), PTSD (post-traumatic stress disorder)

Parenting - Helping parents with their own issues within the context of supporting children

Life transitions - Adjusting to college, new relationships, career transitions and direction; mid-life existential, relationship, and career challenges; losing one’s drive or burn out; learning self-care

LGBTQ and sexuality topics - Exploring questions related to sexuality and gender identity; coming out or being closeted; relationships; family and cultural challenges


General expertise


Insurance

Stephanie Syfert 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: $150 (50min)
  • Sliding scale: $80 - $150
  • Initial session: $150 (50min)

Therapist's note

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


Location(s)

Flatiron District practice

49 West 24th Street

Suite 505

New York, NY 10010

Hours
  • Mon 12:00pm-3:30pm
  • Tue 12:00pm-3:00pm
  • Wed 11:00am-4:30pm
  • Thu Closed
  • Fri 1:00pm-7:00pm
  • Sat Closed
  • Sun Closed

Work and Education

Private Practice, 2018 - Present

Brooklyn Heights Montessori School, Art Therapy Consultant, 2013 - 2016

School of Visual Arts, Art Therapist, 2010 - 2014

HeartShare Human Services of NY, Art Therapist, 2011 - 2013

Federation Employment & Guidance Service, Youth Advocate, 2010 - 2011

School of Visual Arts, MPS, 2010

Drexel University, BA, 2006


Languages

  • English

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