Juanita Viera (she/her)

LCAT
Accepting Clients

I am an inspirational, curious, warm and insightful NYer art therapist with roots in the Indigenous Taino tribe.

Art Therapist in Brooklyn, NY
Supervised by Brittany Knapp, LCAT, ATR

  • Free Initial Consultation
  • Contact
Services
  • Individual
  • Couples
  • Family
  • Child
  • Adolescent/Teen

About My Clients

As a Native New Yorker, practicing in the thriving DIY arts scene in Bushwick, I use talk and art therapy to help clients from diverse cultures navigate the mental health impacts of urban city life through developing their values and identity and creativity. Using my extensive training in trauma-informed therapy combined with art interventions, I work with clients to develop insight, creative expression, self esteem, coping tools and healthy relationships.

My Background and Approach

I'm a Nuyorican, born and raised in The Bronx, with grandparents from Puerto Rico. I studied the arts and creative expression since my youth at LaGuardia Arts HS. My therapy style is open and exploratory, yet it can also be educational at times. Through open conversation and honesty, I encourage my clients to talk about and explore their thoughts, feelings, attitudes, and behaviors. Since therapy is a process of self discovery, I move the client in a direction where they can begin to gain clarity. I provide an integrative approach to therapy that combines both art therapy and traditional psychotherapy as well as CBT. No experience using art materials is needed. My experience includes work with children, teens and adults struggling with anxiety, depression, substance abuse, and trauma. I help folks develop resilience and healthy habits to recover from difficult experiences.

My Personal Beliefs and Interests

I believe in the richness of diversity and the right to freedom to access quality education, end mental health stigma and inequalities in our system that lead to poverty, broken homes and addiction. I have worked in school settings in the Bronx and Queens to provide education about non-violence and healthy relationships and coping skills to youth. I have also worked in alternatives to incarceration programs and rehabilitation community clinics for the chemically addicted and mentally ill due to intergenerational and racial trauma. I raise public awareness about mental health through fun art events collaborating with dance clubs, wellness cafes and herbalists throughout Brooklyn art scene and raise funds to donate to activism organizations that provide community relief and empowerment. I advocate for legal access to indigenous plant medicines and entheogens that help accelerate healing by working with emerging psychedelic companies proving psychedelic guiding and integration coaching.

I offer online counseling in the following states:
I have experience with the following
  • Atheism
  • Buddhism
  • Christianity
  • Jehovah's Witnesses
  • Judaism
  • Multifaith

At A Glance

  • Experience: 9 years of practice
  • Languages: English, EspaƱol
  • Rate: $120 - 140/session

Info

470-851-0466 Email Juanita
16 Cypress Avenue
Brooklyn, NY 11237

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