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Erica Wickett Psychotherapy, LCAT

Erica Wickett is an art therapist and psychotherapist working with adults in the New York area. Her style embraces warmth, creativity, mindfulness, and compassion to help her clients address the challenges they face in their daily lives and cope with unexpected life transitions.

Specialties
  • Depression
  • Life Transitions
  • Personal Growth and Self-Esteem
  • General relationship challenges (family, friends, co-workers)
  • Autism Spectrum Disorder
Finances
  • $ $ $ $ $
    $140-200
  • Sliding Scale
    A sliding scale is a range of out of pocket fees that providers accept based on financial need.
  • Out-of-pocket
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“As a therapist, it’s an honor to join others as they find their own creative methods to grow in self-discovery, self-compassion, and ultimately self-love.”
What was your path to becoming a therapist?
My path to becoming a therapist started with my career as a visual artist. Though I had always been passionate about topics adjacent to therapy — psychology, sociology, philosophy — I first chose to explore these interests through a visual medium. As my career developed, I found myself continually using art as a form of expression that provided avenues for self-understanding and authentic connection with others. I soon began looking for ways to share this experience with my community and found the field of art therapy. Through my training and my own therapeutic journey, I’ve learned that self-understanding and expression are only parts of the process; another challenging and exciting part of the work is learning to live in ways that are authentic and freeing. As a therapist, it’s an honor to join others as they find their own creative methods to grow in self-discovery, self-compassion, and ultimately self-love.
What should someone know about working with you?
Art-making is only one of the many tools we can use in our therapeutic relationship. My primary goal is to collaborate with you as the client in ways that are safe and best suited to your personal growth. While my approach as a therapist is structured around the creative process, this can encompass a wide variety of expressions, ranging from visual processing using traditional forms of art-making to verbally exploring the ways we develop our narratives about ourselves and our worlds.
What are you most excited about within the evolving mental health landscape?
I’m excited by the increased accessibility that telehealth offers the mental health community and the ways this shift in modality will shape the field’s evolution. Virtual platforms provide flexible and sometimes gentler pathways for connection that can make the decision to see a therapist easier. It’s been amazing to see how the availability of online therapy has allowed more people the time and resources to care for their emotional wellness. It’s my hope that this growth continually challenges the mental health field to evolve in ways that reflect the need to offer inclusive, holistic, and integrative care.
“While my approach as a therapist is structured around the creative process, this can encompass a wide variety of expressions, ranging from visual processing using traditional forms of art-making to verbally exploring the ways we develop our narratives about ourselves and our worlds.”
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