Stephanie Kurtyka (she/her)


I support children, teens and young adults struggling with anxiety, life transitions, and self-esteem.

Art Therapist in Frederick, MD

  • Individual
  • Child
  • Adolescent/Teen

About My Clients

I work primarily with children, adolescents and young adults (ages 8-22) to develop a sense of empowerment through therapy, while utilizing mind-body awareness, self-regulation and relaxation techniques, coping skills, and social-skills-training to reduce anxiety, process trauma, increase self-esteem, develop social skills, and provide an opportunity for creative expression.

My Background and Approach

I am trained as both a counselor and an art therapist. My goal as a therapist is to focus on learning to cope, through talk, play, art-making, sand tray, connection, movement and laughter. I allow the client to choose from a variety of therapeutic approaches based on the session and how they are feeling. Some sessions may be more talk therapy focused, or we might incorporate some creative expression. I also work from a trauma-informed perspective, and honor each client's individual strengths and needs.

My Personal Beliefs and Interests

I believe in the creative process as a powerful tool for facilitating self-expression, self-discovery, and self-fulfillment by integrating one's physical, mental, spiritual, and emotional health. I also believe in every person's innate capacity for healing and growth, given the proper support and a safe environment. Therapy is most effective when the relationship with the therapist is a collaborative one and a connection of trust develops to nourish the journey of self-growth and healing. Join me in exploring the process of creativity and tapping into your own innate power for growth, healing, and positive change.

Insurance Plans Accepted
  • Out of Network
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield (BCBS)
  • CareFirst
I offer online counseling in the following states:
I have experience with the following
  • Christianity

At A Glance

  • Experience: 8 years of practice
  • Rate: $130 - 150/session


240-285-9186 Email Stephanie
1707 Rosemont Ave
2nd Floor
Frederick, MD 21702

Reach out to Stephanie