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Linda Turner, Art Therapist

Welcome.


As a New York City based art therapist / psychotherapist, we will work together in a supportive, open and creative environment, on your path of growth and change.


In doing art therapy, you are invited to use both visual arts and verbal exploration to look at your life. Then as the creation of a new image unfolds, as the exploration of a new material occurs, as you learn to reframe your past, master your feelings, create new thought patterns and see that you have a choice where you may have thought none was possible, your life can change as well. To begin this creative and healing process please contact me for an introductory consultation.


Benefits of working together can be:

  • Recognizing that you have a choice in how your life moves forward
  • Becoming more capable of creating the changes you want
  • Developing the freedom to express yourself more fully
  • Having more access to pleasure
  • Connecting to untapped resources and resiliencies within you and learning to use them in your life
  • Feeling less isolated
  • Being freer in relationships - romantic, family, friendships, school, work
  • Recognizing barriers to romantic love and removing them
  • Connecting and/or reconnecting to your creative self
  • Moving beyond roadblocks related to career
  • Learning to navigate life transitions
  • Building self-esteem
  • Replacing depression with a wider range of feelings and experiences
  • Working through traumatic life events
  • Developing skills to cope with anxiety
  • Using creativity in the therapy process can actually be enlivening and fun


With fifteen+ years experience as an art therapist in New York City, I have worked with individuals of all ages on a variety of issues and challenges including, though not limited to relationships, life and career transitions, struggles in school, creative blocks, trauma, anxiety, depression, self-esteem, loss, grief and coping with medical illness.

 

Do you need to consider yourself an “artist” to use art psychotherapy? Absolutely not. Can you be an artist? Of course. When you are creating, it can be as simple as pounding on clay or picking up a marker and allowing your hand to move. It is not about knowing how to draw, though knowing how to draw can be wonderful; it is about connecting to yourself in a unique way, which can provide new awareness, development, growth and change.


A lot of people have never heard of art therapy and/or don't truly understand how it can make a difference in ones life. I invite you to take a look at the page on this website called "What is Art Therapy" and/or listen to the blog talk below to learn more. And, of course, do not hesitate to contact me with any questions you might have. 

  

To schedule a consultation or appointment: (917) 445-7587 or email.



BlogTalk Radio Interview on What is Art Therapy

Please feel free to listen and learn more about the field of Art Therapy/Psychotherapy in general, as well as some about my particular approach to the work.

Discover Lifestyle Internet Radio with Life in The Present Tense on BlogTalkRadio



FOX News piece on Art Therapy

I was one of several art therapists interviewed for this piece on art therapy.



Blog Interview on Art Therapy with Retirees

I had the pleasure of being interviewed by Jaime Blackman of BH Wealth Management on using art therapy with retirees.


Huffington Post - Article on Perzines (Personal Zines)

Interviewed on the topic of Perzines, asked to discuss the therapeutic benefits and/or concerns.

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/personal-zines-are-offline-cool_55db4b2b


BTR.com/Breakthrough Radio (Article on Art Therapy and Dreams)

http://www.btrtoday.com/read/articles/tuesday-dream-week


ADULT COLORING BOOKS
In the following articles, I was invited to share ideas about why adult coloring books are being sold/used in such high numbers at this time, as well as to look at the distinction between art therapy and the therapeutic value of coloring books.


Entertainment Weekly

http://www.ew.com/article/2015/05/20/dust-your-crayons-adult-coloring-books-are-here 


NY Daily News

http://m.nydailynews.com/life-style/health/coloring-books-adults-popular-hobby-article-1.2346069


AFP Agency French Press

http://news.yahoo.com/adult-coloring-book-craze-booms-us-052729318.html

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