licensed art therapist

Meet Kit (he/him)

Specializing in LGBTQIA+ issues, eating disorders, complex trauma, and dissociative identity disorder (DID).

Openings currently limited @ Brighton. Please contact for availability.

In-network with Cigna & MVP. $125 self-pay rate.

Who we are is molded by each and every moment we experience in life. That’s why we are not who we were 10 years ago, or even 10 days ago. What we learn and see in childhood tends to shape our understanding of the world and the self most strongly. This leads to how we take action, think, and interact/react to life about us. Trauma happens at any time and in any place. It happens from big events and from small events. It happens when others say it didn’t. It sometimes even happens without you realizing it. The fact is, if you are struggling with difficult feelings, repetitive thoughts, and overall stress or depression, what you are feeling is real. Labels can be stifling and are too often forced upon us. My goal is to validate and understand your thoughts and experience, however you define it.

Through art and conversation, I will attempt to help you understand what in life is making you unhappy, and what can be done to change it. I approach therapy through an ACT based lens in which we define what YOUR values are and the life that YOU want (as opposed to what others might tell you they should be). I often take a spiritual, Jungian approach as oracle cards, star signs, tarot (and more!) can be very helpful tools in understanding your own mental health. In addition to trauma, I specialize in working with queer young adults, have experience and interest working with disassociative identity disorder (DID), and I am working more each day to acquire skills to better serve the community.

  • Did your family lack healthy communication? Was it filled with conflict?
  • Do you often feel stressed, depressed, or anxious and don’t know why?
  • Do you struggle with forming and maintaining healthy relationships?
  • Are you having difficulty managing life transitions and changes?
  • Have you had difficulty finding a therapist who doesn’t try to fit you and your experiences into one tidy box?
  • Are you looking for a therapist who is personally part of the LGBTQPIA+ community?

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 x702.

Kit Shulman, LCAT is licensed in New York State as a creative arts therapist. He has a MS from Nazareth College in creative arts therapy and has been practicing art-based psychotherapy since 2020.

“The way we communicate with others and with ourselves ultimately determines the quality of our lives.” 

R. Robbins

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