Kelly Niceley, LCAT-ATR is a Licensed Creative Arts Therapist in Washington Heights, New York. She specializes in issues of identity, grief and loss, and affect regulation.
Kelly has been working in the field of mental health for 14 years, obtained her license in 2011 and graduated from the Pratt Institute in 2009. Kelly is licensed in the state of New York and works remotely with her clientele.
In 2018 Kelly established the organization, The Peace and Protection Healing Arts Collective, which is dedicated to addressing mental health issues that are both caused by and lead to perpetual cycles of maltreatment, including systemic oppression, violence and exploitative behavior. As such, addressing issues of identity, human rights, and personal dignity is integral to Kelly’s clinical practice.
Kelly brings a strong sense of attunement to her therapy practice, working with a diverse array of clients, helping them to increase their sense of self, and improve their tolerance of a wide range of feeling states. Kelly employs a client-centered approach, offering strategies and encouragement to assist the client with overcoming adverse symptoms and ultimately materializing their personal goals.
Race & cultural identity - Exploring topics of racial, cultural, and ethnic background as it relates to one’s family origins and personal identity
Loss, grief, and bereavement - Emotionally preparing for the anticipated passing of a loved one; managing feelings and reactions to a death or loss of significance; support during the process of healing and acceptance
LGBTQIA, gender, and sexuality topics - Exploring topics of sexuality, gender, and identity; confronting discrimination and oppression; navigating relationship, family, and cultural challenges
Women's issues - Therapy tailored to common concerns among women; providing a safe and understanding space to address life challenges, stressors, and questions around identity as a woman
Addiction - Coping with emotional discomfort and suffering; reducing or abstaining from unwanted behaviors such as unhealthy gambling or shopping, as well as substance abuse
Creative blocks & writer's block - 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
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:
Frequency of sessions this provider offers to see clients once you are an established client.
Years of Experience: 12 years
The Peace and Protection Healing Arts Collective, Founder, 2018 - Present
Talkspace, Licensed Psychotherapist, 2016 - 2021
Therapy24x7, Licensed Psychotherapist, 2017 - 2021
VillageCare, Program Supervisor, 2014 - 2018
VillageCare, Licensed Creative Arts Therapist, 2010 - 2014
FEGS , Intern, 2008 - 2009
Rebecca School for Children with Autistic Spectrum Disorders , Intern, 2007 - 2008
Pratt Institute , MPS, 2009
Bard College, BA, 2003