Licensed Creative Arts Therapist, LCAT, ATR-BC
Accepting new clients for daytime, evening, and weekend appointments
Teenagers (13 - 18)
Young adults / college students (18 - 24)
Specialties & expertise
Creative problem solving
Emotional regulation and awareness
Jon Ehinger is a New York Licensed Creative Arts Therapist who specializes in art and talk therapy with kids, adolescents, and adults. He also leads psychodynamic talk therapy groups focusing on social skills and relationships for teens 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.
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
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
Initial/ongoing sessions: $225 (50min)
Sliding scale: A sliding scale of $175 - $225 is offered to clients who need a reduced fee to receive therapy.
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.”
Treatment approachesArt TherapyIn art therapy, clients, facilitated by the art therapist, use art media, the creative process, and the resulting artwork to explore their feelings, reconcile emotional conflicts, foster self-awareness, manage behavior and addictions, develop social skills, improve reality orientation, reduce anxiety, and increase self-esteem. (learn more)
Interpersonal Therapy (IPT)Interpersonal Therapy (IPT) is a time-limited psychotherapy that focuses on interpersonal issues, which are understood to be a factor in the genesis and maintenance of psychological distress. The targets of IPT are symptom resolution, improved interpersonal functioning, and increased social support. (learn more)
Psychoanalytic TherapyPsychoanalytic therapy tends to look at experiences from early childhood to see if these events have affected the individual’s life, or potentially contributed to current concerns. This form of therapy is considered a long-term choice and can continue for weeks, months or even years depending on the depth of the concern being explored. Psychoanalytic therapy aims to make deep-seated changes in personality and emotional development. (learn more)
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