Sharon Itkoff Nacache (she/her)

Accepting Clients

I support those coping with life stage transitions or stressors through the healing power of an empathic creative process.

Creative Art Therapist in New York, NY

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

About My Clients

I have a special focus on maternal, parental, and reproductive wellness using creative clinical approaches. I also serve individuals with histories of trauma, symptoms of anxiety or depression, adjustment difficulties related to life stage transitions or other environmental stressors, relationship concerns, professional burnout or “creativity blocks,” perfectionism, and relational issues related to having a Highly Sensitive Personality type (HSP.) I offer telehealth in both NJ & NY.

My Background and Approach

I earned my Masters at Pratt Institute in Brooklyn, NY in 2010, and have since worked with children, adolescents, and adults in a variety of treatment settings in both the public and private sectors in a clinical career that has spanned over 12 years. Art therapy is truly my “labor of love” and my psychotherapy approach is grounded in principles of cultural humility, mindfulness, humanism, and creative resilience. After becoming a mother, I found renewed purpose and healing in working in the realm of perinatal mental health and completed advanced training and certification through Postpartum Support International. Based on my own experience as a professional and personal caretaker, I am passionate about working with others who identify with this role in some capacity, and helping them access their own creative resilience in order to reconnect with the best version of themselves.

My Personal Beliefs and Interests

Trauma can be stored in the mind’s eye as images or within the body as muscle memory or somatic complaints--not as language-- which makes it difficult to access via talking alone. Personal stress from major life changes that include bio-psycho-social transitions can also reactivate previous trauma responses. Similarly, the impact of chronic stress from systemic injustices can also take a toll on the body and mind. I am an LGBTQIA+ and BIPOC ally and continue to educate myself on best practices to support these communities. The act of creating something--in any form--with embodied, full presence can combat burnout and stress symptoms, while engaging the symbolism within a work of art or art-making process can lead to insight into deeper conflict or hidden issues, sometimes through the safe distance of metaphor. Whether it's through psychotherapy, a creative process, or both, the lens through which we explore concerns is focused on self discovery, healing, and empowerment.

I offer online counseling in the following states:
I have experience with the following
  • Judaism

At A Glance

  • Experience: 12 years of practice
  • Languages: English, Español
  • Rate: $175 - 150/session

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