connect, heal, create
Expressive Trauma Therapy embraces the root meaning of psychology as work "of the soul, breath, spirit." Sessions provide a compassionate nonjudgmental space to receive support, discover, and grow. Creative and somatic therapies respond to the human need for connection, expression, and elemental engagement to restore wholeness. If part of why you are seeking therapy is to recover from trauma, these integrative modalities can help restore regulation to your nervous system and treat the neurobiological imprint of trauma in a holistic way (integrating mind, body, and spirit).
This healing process can make room for growth and safe connection. It will be led by your inner wisdom and the unfolding of implicit knowledge through gentle guidance.
Together we can help your whole self recover as we create new neural pathways, restore nervous system regulation, and expand your capacity for fulfilling life experiences. The process is led by your goals and on-going self discovery. We will get to know your patterns, strengths, and needs from a place of compassion and curiosity. Sessions are collaborative and can range in structure from mostly talk therapy to involving creative and mindfulness directives. We will work together to find the right pace and amount of structure for you. Each session is led by what emerges in the present moment and your needs that day. Art-making is optional. Some of its therapeutic uses include synthesizing implicit memories, new paths for insight, kinesthetic integration, and creating a tangible record of your progress.
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Bridget is a New York licensed and nationally board certified Creative Arts Therapist. She began her career as a therapist after a decade of working at the National Institutes of Health in supportive family program roles. She witnessed the deep need for holistic psychological approaches that treat the mind and body together. Bridget completed her graduate studies at the Pratt Institute and clinical training at Mount Sinai Hospital in New York. Her experience includes work with children and adults at every stage of life. She has worked with many adults and children on medical inpatient units, in palliative care, and has provided individual and family crisis counseling on intensive care units. Bridget continuously pursues training to stay up-to-date with the latest interventions for trauma and is certified in Sensorimotor Psychotherapy Level I to treat dysregulation, survival defenses and traumatic memory.
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Bridget is a Stella Center certified Mental Health Provider for NY residents receiving the biological intervention stellate ganglion block to help treat PTSD.
Bridget Kuzma, LCAT, ATR-BC
Creative Arts Therapist / Psychotherapist