Rachel provides individualized mental health treatment to children, teens, adults, and families.
Are you looking for help for yourself, your child, a friend or loved one? Have you been in treatment before, but failed to achieve or sustain the results you were hoping for?
Are you or your child struggling to engage with their current therapist? Have the benefits of counseling - historically or at present - been limited for you or your child?
Taking a new, creative approach may be what's needed now. Achieve the growth you desire, with sustainable results. Consultation is available to help you decide if this approach to treatment might be a good fit for you or your child!
Art therapy is more than a counseling technique or intervention. It is a specialized field of mental health that is informed by and draws upon traditional counseling or "talk therapy" approaches, allowing for creative adaptation of treatment to individual needs and preferences, for a variety of age groups.
Often, our emotional experiences can be too complex to fully capture with words. Art therapy provides means to communicate thoughts, feelings and ideas in healthier, more socially appropriate, and productive ways.
You do not have to be an artist to benefit from art therapy; it is an individualized approach that involves the exploration of many forms of creative expression within a therapeutic partnership.
Rachel Sikorski is a Licensed Creative Arts Therapist (LCAT) in New York State, and a nationally registered, board-certified art therapist (ATR-BC). She earned her Master's degree in Art Therapy from Nazareth College, where graduate study centers on coursework in psychology, assessment & diagnosis, child development, and combining the visual & expressive arts with traditional counseling theoretical approaches.
Rachel has been working children, teens, and their families for over 15 years, in both educational and clinical settings. She has had extensive training in play therapy, solution-focused therapy, EMDR therapy, complex trauma & dissociation, and in particular, adapting trauma work to meet the developmental and sensory needs of children. All of these areas of focus integrate beautifully within a creative, client-centered approach to treatment for individuals of all ages.