Therapist & Founder
Atara Vogelstein, MA, LCAT
Atara Vogelstein (she/her) is a Drama Therapist and Licensed Creative Arts Therapist in New York. Atara has experience providing trauma-informed and body-centered psychotherapy to individuals and groups of varying ages and populations, with specialties including trauma and attachment, stress and anxiety, emotional and behavioral regulation, and self-esteem and empowerment.
Atara has worked in adult acute psychiatric, inpatient detox and rehab, elderly residential, school mental health, and private practice settings. She has worked with children and adolescents presenting with neurodiversity, social and learning differences, vision and hearing impairments, and behavioral and emotional challenges related to complex and developmental trauma. She also has worked with adults with severe and persistent mental health challenges, intellectual and physical disabilities, substance use dependence, and older adults with cognitive and physical impairments. She has provided teletherapy to clients throughout the pandemic and has founded TherapyWalks to deliver outdoor alternatives and safer access to in-person therapy for children, teens, and adults during and beyond the Covid-19 crisis.
Atara works with her clients to identify their needs and strengths and provide them with unique and individualized therapeutic support. Atara intends to create safer spaces for those healing from racial, intergenerational, systemic and complex trauma. She strives to guide clients toward finding interpersonal healing, mind-body integration, and personal balance and growth.
Atara received her M.A. in Drama Therapy from New York University's Steinhardt School of Culture, Education & Human Development, and her B.A. from New York University's Gallatin School of Individualized Study. Atara is a member of the North American Drama Therapy Association (NADTA) and of the Kint Institute Certificate Program in the Arts and Trauma Treatment post-Masters training cohort (2022-23).
Packing in My
Throughout her life and this pandemic, Atara has found relief and restoration through being outdoors and interacting with nature. By implementing TherapyWalks into her psychotherapeutic practice, Atara intends to merge the healing qualities of the natural world with her expertise in creative arts therapies and transforming internal worlds. Atara brings a commitment to social inclusion, diversity, and justice; to being an ally to marginalized communities and actively responding to systemic and intergenerational trauma, abuse, oppression, and racism through her therapeutic, artistic, and personal work. Atara carries patience, energy, joy, creativity, empathy and understanding. Atara welcomes movement and stillness in all therapeutic journeys toward becoming unstuck and discovering change.