Creative Arts Therapy Programs
Heartsong is committed to responding to a variety of needs and tailoring our services accordingly.
Heartsong Reaches Out and Beyond
Our therapists are skilled in working individually, in dyads, in groups settings, with families, and/or in community facilities and schools.
We are happy to work with you and discuss how our creative arts therapy programming can best meet your needs.
Saturday Group Program
The majority of client programming takes place on Saturday mornings between 9am-1:15pm. We intentionally keep groups small (2-6 members) in order to allow therapists to manage the group needs/dynamics. Groups are led by certified and licensed creative arts therapists who are assisted by interns and volunteers. Group placement is determined at intake and based on by each individual’s functioning level, modality(s) of interest, and age. After intake, it may be determined that a service other than our Saturday Group Programs may be more beneficial to the client.
A private, one on one session allows the client and therapist to establish a deeper trust and an individually concentrated focus on the clinical needs of the clients. In the case of a child, the therapist can adapt the session to meet the needs of the individual’s IEP goals, fine motor skills, developmental level and emotional needs. A variety of appropriate creative materials will be offered to all ages including children, adolescents, and adults allowing them to have a joyful and positive experience.
Dyads are semi-private sessions with two individuals who are at a similar functioning level. The therapist will facilitate interactions and help develop verbal and non-verbal communication, attention, motor skills, and social skills.
A family session includes the client with one or more family member. Family sessions are often needed to help improve family relationships, model effective communication strategies, and help foster strength based strategies.
Heartsong currently partners with community-based agencies in the Tri-State area to provide the benefits of music and/or art therapy services to individuals with special needs. We have approached each of these partnerships acknowledging in each a unique set of challenges that demand sensitivity and accommodation to differences of culture, protocol, style, and social norms.
For more information regarding community-based programming,
Marion Anderson, MsEd
(914) 358-5613 ext. 15