My background stems from many years in professional broadcast design with CNN Headline News and art direction at SLAP Magazine before becoming a licensed and board-certified art therapist. Transitioning from commercial art to art therapy I find myself most interested in helping my clients find their own creative voice. Practicing since 2009, I am nationally recognized in the field of psychotherapy as a research presenter for the American Art Therapy Association and Expressive Therapies Summit. I also received the Pratt Institute Creativity Development Fellowship that led to becoming a North Brooklyn Health Network grant awardee, funding a fully digital inpatient mental health video arts therapy program for adults.
My practice is dedicated to expanding the scope of art therapy within an ever-changing digital media age, while continuing to use traditional art therapy mediums such as painting, sculpture and collage. My private studio is located in Park Slope, easily accessible by the R, F & G Trains.
Call 646.791.3270 for a phone consultation today!
In a complimentary initial parent/guardian-supervised session, you and your child experience an introduction to art therapy. Through creative play, talking, and hands-on art making, my therapy practice focuses each session on lasting positive change in your child. In consistent supportive sessions, I relate to your child on his or her own level through the empathic process of art making, wherever that level is for them. I help your child learn to effectively communicate their individual needs and feelings, and use the arts and verbalization to assist them in understanding how to navigate them. My clinical work is dedicated to those struggling with non-verbal and emotional stressors including autism spectrum disorders, behavioral issues, hyperactivity/ADHD and developmental delays.
For every 1 hour session, each client (teen through adult ages):
"We very much valued Jon and our campers enjoyed being under his direction…creating some exciting projects using green screen technology, claymation, and special effects. His teaching, demeanor, clinical and technical skills were a wonderful match for a challenging and demanding program like Summit Camp." —Eugene Bell, Senior Camp Director
"My daughter was recently diagnosed as being on the autism spectrum. She was having a really hard time in school, both academically and socially. After trying lots of options I was referred to Jon from a local hospital. Jon’s art studio is small but cozy and my daughter really felt comfortable there. He had a variety of art supplies my daughter could pick from to make art, and Jon was so patient in helping her learn to communicate." —Cameron L.
"Jon Ehinger has worked with our ASD son and daughter for a few years. Jon has used their interests
(like Spiderman and Harry Potter) to teach them how to draw, make clay figures, and transform their ideas into
iMovies. These projects have really helped them initiate conversations with their peers when sharing them
with friends and classmates." —Laura and Matt D.
"Jon's therapeutic work with my son has improved his socialization and serves as a reward for good behavior. Together they storyboard and write screenplays where they cast neighbors and schoolmates,then edit and create DVDs, all with Jon's guidance. From start to finish, Jon teaches my son the necessary patience needed to complete each video project they think-up!" —Ellen A.