Art Therapy Pros

Stephanie Saklad

Your life is an adventure; your own personal expedition to discover the best version of YOU

Uncover your deepest needs, pain, and desires
Bring them up from the depths of your unconscious and into awareness
Find healing and closure

About Stephanie

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 Pros 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.

Are you ready for the ride?  Contact us to set up an appointment.

Navigate your way forward to health and happiness through creative art therapy

When words are painful art therapy taps into your natural creativity and find healing in a safe, gentle, and empathetic environment. 

Take the first brave step toward a happier more fulfilled life

It takes courage to face uncomfortable feelings, to accept that you have needs and to honor them. Most of all it takes courage to ask for help. Art Therapy Pros supports you through the process.  

Develop methods of coping with life challenges

Work through art therapy to learn new ways of dealing with stress, anxiety, addictions, and illness.  You’ll come away with greater self-awareness of your triggers and what you can do to thrive.  

Our Specialities

Young professionals

Expertise in working with young professionals; support navigating work-related expectations and stress

Empty nest syndrome

Addressing feelings of depression, sadness, or grief experienced by parents and caregivers after children leave their home

Jewish community

Exploring topics of racial, cultural, and ethnic background as it relates to one’s family origins, rituals, and personal identity

Caregivers of individuals with mental illness

Support understanding the diagnosis and related challenges and strengths; understanding and accepting your loved one’s diagnosis and addressing signs of burnout

Anxiety

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

Chronic illness

Receiving a diagnosis; adjusting to lifestyle and medication changes; coping with related changes in mood, emotions, and relationships; managing symptoms and stress

Trauma

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

General Expertise

Depression

Providing support and promoting healing through hopelessness, low motivation and energy, sadness, irritability, sleep disturbance, and loss of interest and pleasure in life

Life transitions

Coping with difficult or impactful life changes, such as moving to a new area, relationship transitions, child rearing, or career changes; learning self-care to better manage resulting stress

Loss and grief

 Emotionally preparing for the anticipated passing of a loved one; managing feelings and reactions to a death or loss of significance; support during the process of healing and acceptance

Relationship

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

Self-esteem

Cultivating self-compassion, assertiveness, and confidence; developing ways to reduce suffering, anxiety, social withdrawal, and self-neglect

Stress management

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

Helpful Links

Resources

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Intimate partner violence      Click Here
 
Further information on art therapy      Click Here  

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Call: (516) 659-0403