I believe that change can happen through the power of the therapeutic relationship and the creative work that we will do. In our work together, I help you reach your goals, whether to deal better with life stressors and transitions, work through trauma, change unhelpful patterns and habits, improve relationships, or live your life more fully and authentically. My clients have expressed that they feel satisfaction in our work together because of the safety I create, the feeling of being seen, heard, and understood, and the support that I have provided in helping them discover new tools and a connection to their inner resources.

Alisa Lindenbaum, MPS, LCAT, ATR-BC

Alisa Lindenbaum, MPS, LCAT, ATR-BC

I am a nationally registered and board certified, NY state licensed art therapist. After receiving my BFA from Mason Gross School of the Arts at Rutgers, I went on to receive my Masters degree from the Pratt Institute where I studied Art Psychotherapy. Since then, I have strived to continually learn and grow as a therapist through continuing education in the field. I am grateful to have had a great deal of clinical experiences working in community mental health providing psychotherapy and art therapy to children, adults, and families, in the public schools, and at other community agencies.

Education:

Masters in Creative Arts Therapy, Pratt Institute, 2006

Bachelor of Fine Arts, Mason Gross School of the Arts at Rutgers University, 2000

Memberships and Licenses:

ATR-BC: Art Therapist registered and board certified

LCAT: Ny State Licensed Creative Art Therapist

American Art Therapy association, AATA

New Jersey Art Therapy association, NJATA

Additional Training:

  • Creative Arts Therapy and Trauma

  • Changing the Shape: Treating Eating disorders

  • Memory Care for dementia/Alzheimer’s-various trainings

  • Motivational Interviewing

  • Acknowledging Aspects of Ourselves That We Don’t Like

  • Sexual Addiction and Compulsivity: A Psychodynamic Perspective

  • Sex Therapy for the General Therapist: The Changing Face of Sex

  • Adolescent Girls: Development and Treatment Issues

  • Ethics of Art and Play Therapy with Traumatized Children

  • Play Therapy with Abused and Traumatized Children

  • CBT And mindfulness

  • In The Presence of Grief: Helping Family Members Resolve Death, Dying, and Bereavement Issues

  • Art Therapy with adult ASD

  • Working with Dreams in Psychotherapy

  • Evidence Based Psychodynamic Psychotherapy

  • PTSD in Children

  • PTSD: The Body Remembers

  • Childhood Sexuality: Discerning Healthy from Abnormal Sexual Behaviors

  • Trauma informed Art Therapy

  • Resilience, Post Traumatic Growth, and Trauma-informed Expressive arts therapy practice

  • Expressive Arts Therapy and Positive Psychology

  • Working with Perfectionist Families