Dawn  Ippoliti
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Dawn Ippoliti

She/Her/Hers

Licensed Creative Arts Therapist, LCAT Specialties Insurance & Fees Locations
New York, New Jersey Accepting Online
Westfield Accepting In-person
Updated December 6, 2023

Specialties & Expertise

  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Trauma
  • Mindfulness
  • Stress management
  • Adolescents' mental health
  • Family issues

Professional statement

Dawn Ippoliti is licensed in both New York and New Jersey. She specializes in using art therapy to explore issues with trauma, family challenges, depression, anxiety and stress management. Dawn particularly enjoys working with teens and young adults to strengthen their abilities to address life challenges and learn new ways to cope with stress and anxiety. Dawn is an expert in gently helping clients navigate the emotional intricacies of their past, identify their strengths, and build interpersonal skills, so they can live a life that feels rich and meaningful.

Dawn practices from a holistic approach, drawing upon evidence-based modalities with an emphasis on mindfulness and staying grounded in the present moment. Through art therapy, she helps her clients explore a deeper, more internal part of the self to discover insights about the unconscious mind. She supplements this creative process with active discussion to physically and mentally engage each client fully. Her work is focused on enabling clients to explore their inner desires and relationship patterns, foster personal growth, and progress toward healing in a creative way. With clients who choose not to engage in art therapy, she utilizes talk therapy to highlight their strengths and mindfully guide them toward finding fulfillment in themselves and their relationships.

Dawn is committed to creating a safe, comfortable atmosphere for clients to freely explore their thoughts and feelings. Her practice is trauma-informed and highly personalized toward the needs of each client. Currently she is working virtually for both her New York clients and New Jersey Clients. Additionally, her office in New Jersey is conveniently located in downtown Westfield near Mindowaskin Park.


Message to clients

I know it is a difficult decision to start therapy and often times people can even feel conflicted about whether or not they are ready, or the time is right. I acknowledge your courage for beginning the process and taking action to move in a new direction. I look forward to working with you to achieve your goals.


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

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

Mindfulness - Using techniques such as breathing and meditation to increase self-awareness and reduce day-to-day stress

Stress management - Strengthening effective ways of coping with the stress of life and change; managing expectations of self and others

Adolescents' mental health - Transitioning to high school or college; navigating social media pressures, interpersonal difficulties with peers, self-esteem, emotional dysregulation

Family issues - Promoting communication and supporting family members to address challenges and reduce conflict and distress




Clientele

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

Insurance

Dawn Ippoliti is not in-network with any insurances.

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


Out-of-pocket fees

  • Individual sessions: $250 (45min)
  • Initial session: $350 (75min)
  • Couples sessions: $350 (75min)

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:

  • Super 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
  • Monthly
  • Every other week
  • Multiple times a week
Therapist's note

Please note clients are responsible for payment in full at conclusion of each session unless another arrangement has been agreed upon. Additionally, Dawn can provide a receipt for service in the form of a Superbill to submit to insurance companies if seeking out-of-network reimbursement. Yet, it is clients responsibly for all claim filing and submission.


Location(s)

Westfield practice
202 Mountain Ave Suite 3, Westfield, New Jersey 07090
Accepting new clients in-person
Currently Available Times
  • Morning (Before 10am)
  • Daytime (10am - 1pm)
  • Afternoon (1pm - 5pm)
  • Evening (After 5pm)
  • Weekends
Regular Hours
  • Mon Closed
  • Tue 11-7
  • Wed 11-7
  • Thu Closed
  • Fri Closed
  • Sat Closed
  • Sun Closed

Online Sessions (New York)
Accepting new clients online
Currently Available Times
  • Morning (Before 10am)
  • Daytime (10am - 1pm)
  • Afternoon (1pm - 5pm)
  • Evening (After 5pm)
  • Weekends
Regular Hours
  • Mon 11-2:30
  • Tue 12-7
  • Wed 11-7
  • Thu 11-7
  • Fri 12-5
  • Sat Closed
  • Sun Closed

Online Sessions (New Jersey)
Accepting new clients online
Currently Available Times
  • Morning (Before 10am)
  • Daytime (10am - 1pm)
  • Afternoon (1pm - 5pm)
  • Evening (After 5pm)
  • Weekends
Regular Hours
  • Mon Closed
  • Tue 9-7
  • Wed 9-7
  • Thu 9-7
  • Fri 12-5
  • Sat Closed
  • Sun Closed

Work and Education

Years of Experience: 21 years

Private Practice, 2009 - Present
The New York University Art Therapy in Schools Program, Program Supervisor/Clinical Director, 2016 - Present
The New York University Art Therapy in Schools Program, Senior Art Therapist, 2009 - 2016
Emergency Shelter Program, Children’s Program Coordinator, 2005 - 2006
Heart Share Human Services of New York, Art Therapist/Case Planner, 2003 - 2005
The Saturday Project, Art Therapist, 2002 - 2003

Certified Yoga Instructor, RYT 200 hours, 2012
Certified Domestic Violence Counselor, 40 hours, 2007
New York University, MA in Art Therapy, 2003
San Francisco State University, BA, 1998


Licensure

New York: 001169

New Jersey: 16LP00014600


Languages

English


Client testimonials

"Dawn took her time with me and answered all my questions. She was fun, friendly, professional, and easy to talk to."
- Zencare client • August 2021
"Dawn was extremely easy to talk to and informative."
- Zencare client • September 2020
"Dawn talked about her approach, we discussed my needs, and we set up a time for my first appointment later this week!"
- Zencare client • July 2020