About Michele Simler

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I am a Licensed Psychotherapist and Creative Arts Therapist (LCAT)* with a Masters Degree in Art Therapy from New York University and a Bachelors of Arts Degree from Boston University.  To better help my clients with their overall well being, I can also provide Certified Health Coaching.

In my 25+ years of professional experience throughout NYC, I have worked with clients from diverse cultures and backgrounds, ranging in age from infancy to 106 years old! I have supported and created therapeutic programs for critically ill children and their families; at-risk adolescents; adults suffering from acute mental illness; frail and cognitively impaired seniors; intergenerational groups; cancer patients and survivors; and individuals seeking to adopt healthy behaviors to improve their emotional, physical and spiritual well being.

I have mentored over 100 student interns including nurses, art therapists, rehab therapists, and other mental health and spiritual care professionals, preparing them to interact effectively and respectfully supporting people faced with physical, mental and cognitive challenges.

My personal family caregiving experience for my grandmother with Alzheimer’s Disease and mother with severe arthritis, coupled with professional expertise with seniors and their caregivers, enables me to stand with you through your complex situation, feelings and stress. In individual therapy, you will find me to be compassionate, supportive and nonjudgmental. I will help guide you towards better self-care and effective methods for interacting with your loved one.

Spring, 2017, I will be facilitating a new ongoing support group in Brooklyn, sponsored by caringkindnyc.org (formerly known as the Alzheimer’s Association, NYC Chapter) for adult children caring for a parent with Alzheimer’s Disease or a related disorder.

For more information and free consultation call 718-757-8940.

*The LCAT credential refers to my designation as a Licensed Creative Arts Therapist in New York State. The license is granted to those who complete an accredited graduate education program, pass a board exam, and complete 1500 hours of supervised, post-graduate clinical experience.  As one of the state’s licensed mental health professionals, LCATs are licensed to practice psychotherapy.