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Create Space for Healing

Art Therapy and Psychotherapy


The process is one of curiosity and compassion. The space is sacred.

It is my belief that with support and opportunities for self-expression all of us can grow into healthier, happier, more connected individuals. I integrate somatic and creative interventions with talk therapy to provide clients with opportunities for increased self-awareness, emotional resilience, and self-compassion. My approach is holistic; believing that mind/body/spirit and past/present/future are inextricably linked. Therapy is a journey we embark on together with an attitude of compassion and curiosity. The process will be guided by your needs. Sessions are offered in-person or via tele-therapy. 

Shannon Bradley LCAT, Art Therapy NYC

Practice Philosophy

Shannon Bradley

Licensed Creative Arts Therapist / Psychotherapist

I am a licensed, board-certified art therapist in New York City (ATR-BC, LCAT). My experience includes work with anxiety, depression, trauma, life transitions, grief, eating disorders, and addictions. I am also an Adjunct Assistant Professor and Clinical Supervisor in the graduate Creative Arts Therapy department at Pratt Institute. I hold a Masters degree in Art Therapy and Creativity Development from Pratt Institute.




  • Certified Polyvagal-Focused, Safe and Sound Protocol (SSP) Provider

  • Embodied Recovery for Eating Disorders Trained (ERED Tier 1)

  • Certified Sensorimotor Art Therapy Practitioner

  • Certified Somatic Embodiment & Regulations Strategies Practitioner

  • Certified Grief Counselor

  • Psychedelic-Assisted Psychotherapy Trained

  • Internal Family Systems Online Circle Trained (IFS-Informed)



AATA - American Art Therapy Association

ATCB - Art Therapy Credentials Board

IAEDP - International Association of Eating Disorder Professionals

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Why Art Therapy

Why Art Therapy?

It can help with


Enhanced Wellbeing

Being creative can lead to greater joy, calm, clarity, self-discovery, and self-acceptance.

Mindfulness Practice

Tuning into the senses is an inherent part of being creative. Practicing mindful presence has been proven to decrease anxiety and depression.

Cultivating Curiosity

No art experience is needed,  just a willingness to stay curious, explore, and build self-compassion

Trauma Healing

Art therapy offers the opportunity to release what’s held in the body, leading to greater nervous system regulation and healing. Words alone are often not enough.

Navigating Grief

A supportive space for intense emotions, as well as an opportunity to honor those you've lost.

Creating Community

Art therapy groups and creative workshops provide a safe space for authentic connection.


“Working with Shannon has helped me see my life experiences with so much more perspective. My inner critic is a lot less loud these days, thankfully!”

— Client

Groups & Workshops

Creatively Connecting Open Studio - In Person!

Mondays 5:30-7:00 in my Tribeca art studio/office at 373 Broadway, Manhattan

This group is perfect for anyone who’d like to jump start or resume a creative practice within the support of community. We will use an Open Studio format including setting intentions, open creative time (with supportive prompts if preferred), and sharing/witnessing to close.  No art experience is necessary and all materials are provided. A six week commitment is requested. The fee for 6 weeks is $480. Ages 21+.  RSVP or inquire via the 'Contact' page.

Creatively Connecting & Coping for Clinicians - Virtual

Online support group for clinicians, Fridays from 10-11 EST 

This is an opportunity to share our experiences of life and work, and to take care of ourselves by creating and connecting. Open to therapists, creative arts therapists, registered dietitians, and other mental health professionals. You will be given a creative prompt to complete prior to group. We will come together to share our images and experiences. No art experience necessary,  just the courage to express yourself. Creative prompt and Zoom link will be sent upon receipt of Venmo to Shannon-Bradley-6. Sliding scale $30-$50, as you are able. RSVP or inquire via the 'Contact' page.

Painting to Plant Music in the Community Garden

Sunday June 2nd, 2024, 10-11 am

A meditation on nature, creative experience and community garden fundraiser

Collaborate with the plants as you tune into the energetic frequencies of plant music. No art experience is needed, simply an openness to exploring. All art materials will be provided. Suggested donation is $30. All funds raised will support Myrtle Village Green. RSVP by Venmo to Shannon-Bradley-6. Limited to 10 participants.


Fees & Insurance

Individual psychotherapy is $225. A limited number of sliding scale slots are also available. I am an in-network provider with Cigna. For all other insurances clients will be required to self-pay, and receipts will be provided for potential out-of-network benefits. I encourage you to check with your insurance prior to beginning sessions to confirm your coverage or to inquire about sliding scale options.


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373 Broadway Ste. B05, New York, NY 10013

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