Juliane J Kowski
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Juliane J Kowski

She/Her/Hers

Music Therapist - Board Certified, MT-BC Licensed Creative Arts Therapist, LCAT
New York Accepting Online
Updated September 28, 2021

Specialties & Expertise

  • Child mental health
  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Learning disabilities
  • Adolescent mental health
  • Parenting

Professional statement

Juliane Kowski is a certified analytical music therapist, and a licensed creative arts therapist (NY). She works with children, teens and adults in person and online. For 23 years, she has helped people who struggle with anxiety and/or depression due to trauma, learning challenges, peer pressures and/or family dynamics.  Her work includes a close collaboration with parents or caregivers. Juliane works with clients from NY online.

Ms. Kowski uses a variety of conventional and exotic instruments, as well as the voice in musical improvisation to access buried emotions and experiences directly and effectively.  The goal is to create an empathic relationship with the potential for reparative experiences and an increase in coping skills. All children are born with the gifts of spontaneity and creativity. To meet them in their world of imagination and using their own language of play, music and art is a direct path to health.

For adults, music therapy might provide a richer and more intuitive experience with which to explore anxiety and/or depression.  They often are drawn to music therapy after having found conventional talk therapy limited in being able to access their emotions in depth.

Ms. Kowksi’s skills as a jazz singer and voice coach give her a unique understanding of how powerful music can be in helping people discover their own voices…musical, spiritual, emotional, intellectual.It is a creative and joyful medium, serving as a motivator to engage in therapy.  Clients do not have to be able to play an instrument but the process invites them to be curious and playful in using music to explore their inner lives.   Ms. Kowski creates a therapeutic environment that is peaceful, calm, nurturing, playful, safe; and alive with music in all of its facets to guide clients towards health and well-being.


Message to clients

I am holding a space of serenity, playfulness, and creativity for my clients as we discover the causes and depths of their feelings, pain, confusions, but also their resiliency. I expose clients to a variety of percussion instruments, sound making devices and harmonic instruments in order to play together. Using sounds, breath and the body allow my clients to intimately connect, and to trust.  Together we explore new perspectives in coping with and changing their anxieties, self-doubts or whatever roadblocks are standing in their path.  

I mostly see clients in my studio in Berkeley, as it is equipped with many instruments, toys and art materials. I also serve clients who want to receive music therapy but have limited options where they live, online, in NY and other states.

My years of experience have taught me that people who choose music therapy are curious, open-minded and eager to join me on this musical road less traveled.


Specialties

Child mental health - Specialized strategies for common childhood disorders including attention issues, attachment problems, behavioral disorders, learning disorders, autism spectrum diagnoses, and feeding or elimination issues.

Anxiety - Coping with excessive worry, nervousness, or stress; intense discomfort in social settings (social anxiety); sudden and intense feelings of panic (panic disorder)

Depression - Providing support and promoting healing of hopelessness, low motivation and energy, sadness, irritability, sleep disturbance, and loss of interest and pleasure in life

Learning disabilities - Developing strategies for successful learning specific to one’s unique strengths and challenges

Adolescent mental health - Working with adolescents, teenagers, and parents on social, academic, and/or emotional challenges throughout teenage years; addressing anxiety, family conflicts, peer relationships, school stress, transition to college, social media pressures, self-esteem, hopelessness about the future, emotional disregulation

Parenting - Helping parents develop and implement strategies to address challenges that arise throughout childrearing; managing stress and increasing support




Clientele

  • Adults (24+)
  • Children (<12)
  • Parents
  • Seniors (65+)

Insurance

Juliane Kowski is not in-network with any insurances.

Read about the benefits of seeing an out-of-network provider here.


Out-of-pocket fees

  • Ongoing sessions: $175 (50min)
  • Initial session: $175 (50min)

Additional session information

Out-of-network billing options

This provider can support you in getting reimbursement from your insurance company if you are seeking out-of-network reimbursement. Here are the out-of-network billing options they provide:

  • Super billing
Payment options
  • Check
  • Venmo
  • Zelle
Session frequency

Frequency of sessions this provider offers to see clients once you are an established client.

  • Weekly
  • As needed

Location(s)

Online Sessions (New York)
Accepting new clients online
Currently Available Times
  • Morning (Before 10am)
  • Daytime (10am - 1pm)
  • Afternoon (1pm - 5pm)
  • Evening (After 5pm)
  • Weekends
Regular Hours
  • Mon 3pm-7pm
  • Tue 10am-6pm
  • Wed 10am-7pm
  • Thu 4pm-7pm
  • Fri 3pm-7pm
  • Sat Closed
  • Sun Closed

Work and Education

Years of Experience: 23 years

Early Childhood Mental Health Programs, Mental Health Consultant, 2015 - Present
AUSD, Elementary School based Psychotherapy Program, Clinical Supervisor, 2011 - Present
AMT Blended Learning Program at Molloy College,NY, Clinical Supervisor, 2019 - Present
Private Practice "Musicconnects" in Berkeley, CA, Founder and Analytical Music Therapist , 2010 - Present
UCSF, Langley Porter Clinics and Hospital, San Francisco, Music Therapist, 2005 - 2010

Institute for AMT, New York, Certfied AMT therapist, 2003
New York University, Masters for Music Therapy, 1998
Hanns Eisler Conservatory, Berlin, BA Jazz voice /teaching, 1995
Teaching Institute, Berlin, BA Elementary school teacher, 1988


Licensure

New York: 000231


Languages

English

German