Jon Ehinger

Jon Ehinger

Licensed Creative Arts Therapist, LCAT, ATR-BC

Accepting new clients for daytime, evening, and weekend appointments


 

Clientele

Children (<12)
Teenagers (13 - 18)
Young adults / college students (18 - 24)
Adults
Seniors (65+)

Hours

Mon: Closed
Tue: Closed
Wed: 10:00am-8:00pm
Thu: 10:00am-8:00pm
Fri: 10:00am-8:00pm
Sat: 10:00am-8:00pm
Sun: 10:00am-8:00pm

Specialties & expertise

  • Creative problem solving

  • Depression

  • Anxiety

  • Career counseling

  • Emotional regulation and awareness

  • Stress management


Professional statement

Jon Ehinger is a New York Licensed Creative Arts Therapist who specializes in art and talk therapy with kids, adolescents, and adults.

Jon enjoys working with children with ADHD who have trouble sitting and talking by utilizing art therapy materials such as painting, drawing, and clay as creative coping releases. He believes that art therapy can help children and adolescents express themselves, relieve stress, and navigate challenging situations. Jon also utilizes art therapy combined with more traditional verbal therapy when working with adults, and has found the use of art materials helps adults access the wordless, timeless space where deeper feelings live, allowing you to more fully express yourself.

Jon's therapeutic approach is empathic, spontaneous, and focused on your life goals and challenges. He has over ten years of experience working as a therapist and believes that everyone deserves to have a life that's full of joy. He understands that everyone possesses an innate, remarkable ability to learn, grow, and heal themselves with the right support and therapeutic rapport Jon offers. Jon has offices in Brooklyn's Grand Army Plaza and Manhattan's Union Square where he looks forward to helping you or your child discover the creative spark within.


Specialties

Creative problem solving – Setting goals and creating road maps to move beyond perfectionism, procrastination, and self-doubt; building self-awareness and skills to accomplish goals and fuel creativity
Depression – Providing support and promoting healing of hopelessness, low motivation and energy, sadness, irritability, sleep disturbance, and loss of interest and pleasure in life
Anxiety – Coping with excessive worry, nervousness, or stress; intense discomfort in social settings (social anxiety); sudden and intense feelings of panic (panic disorder)
Career counseling – Support around personal and professional growth; clarifying goals and steps to building a fulfilling career and meaningful work-life balance
Emotional regulation – Learning how to identify, express, and manage feelings in safe, in-control ways

General expertise

ADHD (Attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder) – Skill-building and support around organizational challenges, distracted attention, procrastination; building and maintaining healthy routines and structure
Anger management – Addressing sudden outbursts of anger or sustained resentment; developing healthy anger expression and outlets
Autism spectrum disorder – Support understanding the diagnosis and related challenges and strengths; skill-building in areas of daily routine, transitions, coping with overwhelming sensory experiences, social skills, and emotion identification and regulation
Life transitions – Coping with difficult or impactful life changes, such as moving to a new area, relationship transitions, child rearing, or career changes; learning self-care to better manage resulting stress
Relationships – Understanding one’s wants and needs in relationships; exploring patterns of interaction, addressing concerns, and strengthening satisfaction in relationships and dating
Self harm – Building skills and supports to cope with emotional pain, suffering, and numbness; increasing positive meaningful life experiences
Self-esteem – Cultivating self-compassion, assertiveness, and confidence; developing ways to reduce suffering, anxiety, social withdrawal, and self-neglect
Stress management – Strengthening effective ways of coping with the stress of life and change; managing expectations of self and others


Insurances

  • Cigna

Out-of-pocket fees

  • Initial/ongoing sessions: $200 (45min)

Therapist's note: Jon can provide you with paperwork for your insurance company if you are seeking out-of-network reimbursement.


Message to clients

“I believe that we all have a remarkable capacity for self-healing and personal growth, and my primary goal as a therapist is to facilitate that growing process. As a published author, university professor, licensed psychotherapist and board-certified art therapist, I can help you find your path in life in a truly authentic way.”



Education and work experience

Private Practice, 2014 - Present
Brooklyn Center For Psychotherapy, 2016 - 2019
HHC Health and Hospitals - Woodhull & Kings Co., 2009 - 2016
Summit Camp, 2007 - 2009


Languages

English


Professional endorsements

Jon is equally empathetic and knowledgeable. He is passionate about bringing the fullness of himself to his work, and he aims to expand the boundaries of creativity within psychotherapy. He is an incredibly compassionate clinician and an excellent active listener.

What topic(s) would you refer clients to this therapist for?
Working with children and adolescents
— Jenny Velarde-Ragan MA, LCAT, RDT, Private Practice
Jon is a kind, thoughtful and capable Art Therapist who has a genuine interest in helping his clients lead better lives. He is able to provide reflective supervision, allowing his supervisees to think more deeply about their process. His clients respond positively to his empathetic and innovative approach to therapeutic work.

What topic(s) would you refer clients to this therapist for?
ADHD, anxiety, family challenges, depression, childhood disorders
— Kim Neill
Jon is a highly skilled, talented, and caring therapist. I know Jon from his student days, overseeing his thesis project, and even then, he brought a broad skill set in the arts with a deep drive to connect in a caring way to his clients.

What topic(s) would you refer clients to this therapist for?
Children and adolescents
— Mari Grande, LCSW-R, LCAT, Private Practice
Mr. Ehinger has the special ability to warmly and immediately connect with a variety of students from a traditional classroom group setting as well as a group of developmentally disabled adults. I have witnessed him also in private sessions where he demonstrates appropriate heartfelt compassion and delivers the healing properties of art therapy.

What topic(s) would you refer clients to this therapist for?
I have seen success on all fronts listed: ADHD, anxiety, trauma, eating disorders, bipolar, etc.
— Jo Ellen Nix, Asst Professor/Program Director Pre-Art Therapy & Art Education, University of Saint Francisco
Jon Ehinger is an innovative thinker and a kind and caring therapist.

What topic(s) would you refer clients to this therapist for?
depression, anxiety, ADHD, self-esteem, relationships
— Karen Gibbons, LCAT