Anna Stephenson

Therapist, MA, CCLS, RDT, LCAT
 therapist: Anna Stephenson,
In-Person in Manhattan, NY 10038
Online in New York
I’m really glad you’re here. I work with kids, teens, and adults to help them to live playfully, even when things feel like A LOT. My clients struggle like you and I do because life can just REALLY suck sometimes. Our entire world view, the way we see ourselves and respond to others can profoundly change after a traumatic event. As we shield ourselves from more pain, trauma can cause the parts of ourselves that are open to new experiences, ideas, our memories, and our even our bodies to close off. Therapy works to help reconnect us to those distant parts of ourselves, reinstating access to the full range of our potential and reigniting joy. I like to think of therapy like you’ve invited me over to your metaphorical home. What are your “house rules”? How many rooms are there and what’s in them? Should I take my shoes off before coming inside? We may not make it to the scary basement on day 1, but that’s okay. Our work will allow you to guide the tour and exploring your "house" together. Can I come in?

Client Focus

Session Format: Individual sessions.
Age Specialty: Teen, Young Adult
Languages: English

Treatment Approach

  • Drama Therapy
  • Narrative
  • Person-Centered
  • Play Therapy
  • Psychodrama
Approach Description: Creative arts therapy is a modality of psychotherapy, so our sessions will likely look like “regular” talk therapy sessions, but if it is useful to you, I can also bring in interventions designed to help you express yourself, change up perspectives, free up creativity, or explore sensitive or even scary subjects without becoming emotionally overwhelmed. For kids & teens specifically, talking about feelings and difficult situations can be particularly challenging. Providing opportunities to be expressive can help them open up while feeling safe and also building their sense of autonomy and self esteem.

Education & Credentials

Anna Stephenson MA, CCLS, RDT, LCAT
  • Female
  • License # 002595
  • Licensed in New Yok
  • Practicing Since 2017
Education: I received my masters degree from New York University and completed clinical internships for both creative arts therapy and child life in children’s hospitals in NJ and NY. I began my career at a major hospital in Manhattan before opening my own virtual private practice.


  • Average Session Fee $150
  • Out of Network

Anna Stephenson Practice Details

Therapy Sessions
  • Available In-Person in Manhattan, NY 10038
  • Available Online for residents of New York
  • Online Therapy Details: Video calls conducted through the "Simple Practice" Platform
Anna Stephenson Practice Description
I provide online talk therapy, and can also utilize creative arts interventions during our sessions to support you or your child in exploring difficult subject matter with emotional safety. Tapping into the unconscious using what comes up during the creative process can provide supportive guidance in the therapeutic process, and help clients be vulnerable with less fear. We will work together to set goals and build coping skills to weather life's storms with resilience, emotional support, and freer self expression.

Practice Overview

19 Dutch Street
Available both in-person and online
7 Years Experience

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