Arta Cakaj, MS, LCAT

 

 

Licensed Creative Art Therapist (LCAT)

EMDR trained from the EMDR institute  

Founder of Wholehearted Creative Arts Therapy PLLC

Art therapist in Mamaroneck, Westchester

            Here is a little bit about myself. I am a mother, a Licensed Creative Arts Therapist, and an artist. I am passionate about my work and I love what I do. We start this journey together, and I will be with you ever step of the way. I provide Art therapy, Psychotherapy and EMDR therapy to children, adolescents, and adults in my private practice at Wholehearted Creative Arts Therapy in Mamaroneck, Westchester. My approach is to see you as a whole human being: Mind, Body and Spirit. Every client is unique therefore the therapy is tailored and individualized based on your needs. I practice from a Psychodynamic approach, incorporating trauma work, holistic approach and mindfulness. I am also an EMDR practitioner trained at the EMDR Institute.  Helping others is my calling so let us start the journey of self discovery and finding your true authentic self. Getting to witness people change and heal themselves is very inspiring, and I feel honored that I have the opportunity to participate in the healing process.  I’m thankful everyday to be in a position to help others work through and overcome their life challenges. I’m truly honored to be a part of  your journey.

 

Education

  • Post Graduate Training at Institute for Expressive Analysis Psychoanalytic (completed 2 Years)

  • Master of Science in Art Therapy and Counseling: The College of New Rochelle 

  • Master of  Arts: City College of New York

Clinical Experience 

  • Founder and Licensed Creative Arts Therapist at Wholehearted Creative Arts Therapy PLLC

  • Creative Arts Therapist at Cohen Children's Medical Center of NY and Outpatient Eating Disorder clinic, NSHLIJ hospital.

  • Art Therapy training at Jewish Board of Family and Children's Services: JM. Goldsmith Center - adolescent residential treatment center

  • Art Therapy training at The Hebrew Home

  • Art Therapy training at St Vincent's Catholic Medical Center

 

License and Certification

  • Licensed Creative Art Therapist 

  • Certified Alcohol and Substance Abuse Counselor Trainee

 

Training

  • EMDR Training from EMDR Institute

  • Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction Training

  • Sandplay Therapy Training 

  • Grief and Art Therapy Training

 

Professional Associations

  • American Art Therapy Association

  • New York Art Therapy Association

  • National Eating Disorder Association