Philosophy

"I believe all people are working to live to their fullest potential, but we can repeat patterns, behaviors, and thoughts that make us stagnant. The process of art therapy breaks through those barriers so we can recognize the patterns in our lives that stand between us and our destiny."

What Is Art Therapy?

Art Therapy is a type of therapy that focuses on the creative process in order to promote self awareness, esteem and insight. Art therapy uses a combination of art and psychotherapy. The process of art-making is therapeutic in and of itself and by looking at your symbolic self expression as communicated in art which elicit interpretations

Who I Serve

Experience with all populations including adults, adolescents, children and families. My areas of expertise include:

Individual Therapy

Individual psychotherapy is a collaborative treatment based on the relationship between an individual and a therapist. In individual therapy I provide a supportive environment that allows you to talk openly with someone who’s objective, neutral and nonjudgmental. We will work together to identify and change the thought and behavior patterns that are keeping you from feeling your best.

Individual therapy is generally one or two times per week for 50-minute sessions. This can be done in person in New York City or remotely via secure video chat.

Group Therapy

Group Therapy is a form of psychotherapy in which a small group of clients are seen together on a regular basis. The group context and group process is explicitly utilized as a mechanism of change by developing, exploring and examining interpersonal relationships within the group.

What is the difference between group therapy and art classes?

Though art classes may ask you to paint or draw from your imagination, in art therapy, your inner world of images, feelings, thoughts, and ideas are what is important. I will provide art directives to promote awareness and touch on relevant topics, which come from yourself and other group members. Together we will process the experience leading to a better understanding of the art, our relatedness to others and ourselves.

A typical Group consists of 4-8 clients who meet weekly for 60-90 minutes. Group Experientials and Workshops are short-term groups, which meet to create, discuss and process feelings surrounding a specific topic. These can be used as an introduction to therapy.

To express interest in group therapy, please email Jennifer@JenniferByxbee.com

Jennifer Byxbee

About

Jennifer Byxbee is an art therapist and creative arts therapies supervisor in New York City. Jennifer has worked as an art therapist for over 8 years with children and adults in a variety of settings. Most recently, Jennifer spearheaded the creative arts therapy program at a large urban community health center.

Jennifer’s prior experience comprises of work at nonprofits, schools, community health centers as well as a number of hospitals including Mount Sinai in New York City.

Testimonials

"Jennifer is a responsible and caring clinician who continuously shows integrity, excellent judgment, and acts solely in the best interest of her clients. Ms. Byxbee continuously looks for opportunities to learn and grow in the field and holds all of the characteristics that a Registered Art Therapist should exemplify." - Heather Mayone | MPS ATR

"Jennifer's clear sense of personal and professional boundaries with her keen sense of humor has enabled her to work effectively within an inpatient psychiatric hospital, a school setting, to effectively run an intensive out of school program for teenagers in transitional housing and finally to work within a busy outpatient mental health outpatient clinic with administrative responsibilities." - Stephanie Gorski | MPS, ATR-BC, LCAT

Contact Jennifer

I'm happy to answer any questions about booking a session or art therapy in general. Just drop me a note and I'll respond as quickly as possible.

Jennifer@JenniferByxbee.com

303 Fifth Avenue Suite 1103
New York, NY 10016

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