Associate art therapist

Meet Kamryn! (she/her)

Specializing in neurodiversity, intellectual/developmental disabilities, body-focused repetitive behavior, and anxiety and depression.

Openings currently available @ Pittsford.
Please contact for availability. $88 self-pay rate.

Adulting can be tough. Adulting when you’re neurodivergent or have intellectual or learning disorders is even tougher. It can feel like everyone else knows something you don’t. Life in general just feels harder and tasks seem to take more time and mental energy than they do for others. Basic things, like going grocery shopping, are overwhelming and anxiety inducing. Executive functioning skills like being organized, focused, or on time are likely challenges you face regularly. Keeping feelings like anxiety, agitation, or anger in check are difficult and you likely find yourself exploding or shutting down over what others think are minor triggers. You just want things to be easier and more relaxed but you’re continually exhausted by the day to day struggle of existing.

Everyone has unique histories, strengths, and goals; as your therapist I’ll accompany you on your individual journey of self-discovery and support you in the process of exploring new ideas and implementing effective coping mechanisms. My approach to therapy is largely cognitive-behavioral, helping you to develop strategies for handling difficult situations, overcoming barriers, and challenging repetitive thinking that keeps you stuck. I believe art making opens up avenues for personal expression as well as emotional exploration and processing. As such, I am committed to helping you use art and creativity to increase mindfulness and work towards understanding your thoughts, feelings, and perceptions. I aim to promote strategies for emotional and social success as I support you through increasing independence, identifying your values and goals, and embracing the life transitions that come your way. Additionally, I have both personal and professional experience with the treatment of body focused repetitive behavior (BFRB) such as skin picking, hair pulling, and other obsessive compulsive behaviors. Ultimately,through our work together, you will gain self-awareness, feel calmer about life in general, and gain a toolbox full of coping strategies tailored to your personal goals.

  • Are you unsure where your future is headed?
  • Is it difficult for you to get up and start your day?
  • Do you have a hard time making a plan and sticking to it?
  • Is it difficult to keep track of your responsibilities at work or at home?
  • Do you struggle with meeting other people’s expectations?
  • Is it challenging to identify and talk about your emotions?
  • Are you unable to control emotional outbursts or shutdowns?
  • Do you experience uncontrollable hair pulling or compulsive skin picking?

If the answer to many of these is yes, please reach out to see how I can help. You can email me below or give me a call at 585-430-9877 x710.

Kamryn Aaronson, LCAT-P is working under a New York State limited permit in creative arts therapy and is under supervision by Sarah Beren, LCAT. She has an MS from Nazareth College in creative arts therapy and has been practicing art-based pscyhotherapy since 2024.

“A simple line painted with the brush can lead to freedom and happiness.” 

J. Miro

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