Elissaveta Iordanova

Therapist, LCAT, BC-DMT, M.S., MFA, MA
 therapist: Elissaveta Iordanova,
In-Person in Manhattan, NY 10036
In-Person in New York City, NY
Online in New York
As a board certified dance/movement psychotherapist, I establish therapeutic alliances through empathy and compassion. I guide the restoration of clients' awareness of self and the environment, providing tools for managing feelings and behavior through creative arts interventions. I inspire hope and activate positive life changes.

Client Focus

Session Format: Couple, Family, Group, Individual therapy sessions.
Age Specialty: Adolescent, Adult, Children, Elder
Demographic Expertise: Buddhist clients.
Languages: English, Bulgarian

Treatment Approach

  • Behavioral
  • Compassion Focus Therapy
  • Dance/Movement Therapy
  • Emotionally Focused Therapy
  • Integrative
Approach Description: I apply verbal and dance/movement therapy, breathing, guided imagery, writing, collage making, play therapy, all to resolve behavioral patterns and emotional blockages. Creative Arts provide tools and strategies for improving different life challenges by engaging the clients' body-mind agency.

Education & Credentials

Elissaveta Iordanova LCAT, BC-DMT, M.S., MFA, MA
  • Female
  • License # 002141-1
  • Licensed in New York
  • Practicing Since 2015
Education: Master of Arts, Master of Fine Arts, Master of Science, NYS Creative Arts Therapy License, Board Certified Dance/Movement Psychotherapist


  • Average Session Fee $165- $280
  • Affordable sliding scale therapy: apply if you may be eligible.
  • Students, single mothers, immigrants and seniors will be considered for sliding scale and personalized packages of payment
  • Accepts Insurance

Elissaveta Iordanova Practice Details

Therapy Sessions
  • Available In-Person in Manhattan, NY 10036
  • Available Online for residents of New York
  • Online Therapy Details: tele-therapy, zoom, skype, viber, facetime, phonecall
Elissaveta Iordanova Practice Description
I offer individual, couple, family and group sessions. In the process of creating a meaningful, clients-centered therapy, personal difficulties will be addressed. Relationship to self, others (family, peers), issues such as stress, depression, fear, anxiety, life transitions, loss/grief, academic or creative/artist's challenges, all will be re-evaluated in order to discover new meaningful ways of coping. In my sessions, I use not only conventional verbal therapy, but engage the client in body-mind activities such as breathing, guided imagery, gentle movement, dance,, when it is appropriate, creative writing and collage making. The various activities help the body-mind agency to address the pressing issues from a creative expression angle, rather than from only an intellectual thinking/talking perspective. The integrative approach of using movement, imagery, visualization and verbalization can develop from simple to a more complex "being in the experience" moments. These moments can be guided and structured by me or completely self-directed when the therapy progresses. Why movement? Because movement involves your body, mind and spirit, because you Are when you move, create and express.

Practice Overview

353 West 48th Street
Manhattan, NY 10036
New York City, NY
Available both in-person and online
8 Years Experience
Couple, Family, Group, Individual

Office Hours

12:00 pm - 7:00 pm
12:00 pm - 7:00 pm
12:30 pm - 6:30 pm
12:00 pm - 6:00 pm
12:00 pm - 5:00 pm

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