Ellen Shewmaker, MS
Licensed Creative Art Therapist (NY)
Registered Mental Health Counselor Intern
Ellen provides a safe, supportive and non-judgemental space for clients to express themselves. She leads with curiosity, compassion, and open-minded support as you work through life’s challenges and dive into discovering who you are on a deeper level. She specializes in couples and individual counseling. She works from a strength-based perspective and blends multiple principles from differing schools of psychotherapy, including art therapy, DBT, CBT, positive psychology, and mindfulness.
Her diverse experience includes counseling children, adolescents, couples, and adults of all ages who experience anxiety, depression, trauma, concerns regarding chronic illness, issues related to self-identity, life transitions, and coping with family matters. She practiced in New York City as a Licensed Creative Arts Therapist and Counselor with adults and young adults in the Criminal Justice System.
Her specialization in art therapy equips her with an endlessly creative toolkit. She has seen first-hand how the combination of art and traditional talk therapy makes for a powerful mode of healing. When it may be difficult to describe emotions and experiences with words alone, she offers clients the opportunity to partake in art-making as therapy, including drawing, painting, sculpting, creative writing, and photography.