Tapestry Psychotherapy

Tapestry provides clinical services, resources, and support for cultivating health of mind, body, and relationships

Text 631.402.5509 or email info@tapestrymind.com to set up an appointment

Services

We offer the following modalities for individuals, couples, families, and groups:
  • psychoanalytic psychotherapy
  • somatic experiencing
  • dialectical behavioral therapy
  • cognitive behavioral therapy
  • contemplative psychotherapy
  • expressive arts therapy
  • mindfulness meditation
  • movement/yoga
We embrace diversity, strive toward social justice, and are LGBTQ affirming.

Philosophy

At Tapestry Psychotherapy, we endeavor to:
  1. Interweave contemporary approaches to mental health with physical and contemplative practices that benefit mind and body
  2. Provide a safe, affirmative, and collaborative space where clients play an active role in mapping the course to wellness
  3. Help clients access their innate capacities for self-healing by supporting the natural regulatory mechanisms of the nervous system
  4. Recognize the complexities of biological, psychological, social, intergenerational, and environmental factors and address their impacts on mental health and relationships
  5. Approach mental health as a dynamic, creative process (and even have a little fun with it*) *Because sometimes talking about the same problems over and over again gets old and only worsens the feeling of being stuck. Accessing sensations or movement, creating art, music, and laughter can shake up old patterns and help us open to new ways of being.

Team

A Note From Kristin

Founding Tapestry is a dream come true. Through lived experiences and nearly two decades of education (in classrooms and in the field), I’ve come to understand that mental health is a creative process, a communal effort, a dance. Cultivating mental wellness is not just doing one thing, applying one method, one way all the time. It’s not just taking care of the mind but also taking care of the body.

Mental wellness is affected by our environment, our social context, our privilege or lack of privilege. It’s affected by our families, by intergenerational trauma, by history - both individual and collective. It’s impacted by our relationships: with ourselves, with those we love, and those we see as “other.”

In the current mental health crisis we are facing in this society, so many people are desperately in need of clinical services and resources. Tapestry is a place for finding rest and freedom from mental and emotional burdens. It is a space for interconnection, for weaving wellness of mind, body, and relationships. If you reach out to us here at Tapestry, please know we are honored to be part of your process.


Kristin Wynn, LCSW, SEP, RYT
Founder, Psychotherapist

Kristin Wynn

LCSW SEP RYT

Kristin founded Tapestry as a platform for integrating beloved perspectives from training she has completed in social work, psychoanalytic psychotherapy, contemplative practices, and the arts. She offers a client-centered and strengths-based approach in her clinical work, gently incorporating the body/nervous system in treatment. Mindfulness practices (including silent meditation and conscious movement) are central to Kristin’s life and work.

Education & Training
  • New York University MSW
  • Somatic Experiencing Trauma Institute (Certificate in Somatic Experiencing)
  • Training Institute for Mental Health (Post-Graduate Certificate in Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy)
  • ISHTA Yoga Teacher Training
  • New York University BFA
Clinical Experience
  • New York University Wellness Exchange
  • Sarah A. Meehan Clinic at the Training Institute for Mental Health (Psychotherapist and Assistant Clinical Director)
  • New York University Counseling Center
  • The Recovery Institute - Outpatient Chemical Dependency Program

Michael Waldon

LMSW

Michael brings to Tapestry a background in Zen Buddhism, relational psychotherapy, and trauma-informed care. He uses a unique blend of therapeutic approaches for every client, drawing on training in proven techniques that include meditation, sensorimotor psychotherapy, and psychodynamic theory. Michael is guided by a belief in the healing power of honest and compassionate human relationships.

Education & Training
  • Smith College MSW
  • Sensorimotor Psychotherapy Institute (in process)
  • Institute for the Development of Human Arts
  • Stephen Mitchell Relational Study Center (in process)
  • Reed College BA
Clinical Experience
  • New York University Wellness Exchange
  • Blanton Peale Counseling Center
  • Sarah A. Meehan Clinic at the Training Institute for Mental Health (social work intern)
  • Interborough Developmental and Consultation Center

Ashari Edwards

MHC-LP

Ashari offers an individualized approach which emphasizes the impact of culture. She practices with an eclectic discourse, offering multicultural, psychodynamic, behavioral, and positive psychology narratives. Ashari creates a safe space to explore challenges and strengths, while helping to develop a clear perception of self. She uses a wholistic perspective that integrates mind and body in treatment to provide a unique experience of healing.

Education & Training
  • Center for Community Urban Services (Certified in Mental Health First Aid)
  • Teachers College, Columbia University, MS. Ed
  • Teachers College, Columbia University, MA
  • Adelphi University, BA
Clinical Experience
  • Dean Hope Center for Educational and Psychological Services (Clinical Intern)
  • Northwell Health Intensive Psychiatric Rehabilitation Treatment (Clinical Intern)
  • Center For Psychological Services, Adelphi University (Intern)

Contact

Offices

Located in both Union Square and Park Slope

Phone

631.402.5509

FAQ

What is psychotherapy?

The term psychotherapy comes from the Ancient Greek words psyche (soul/breath/spirit) and therapeia (medical treatment or healing). It involves exploring your past and your present, your thoughts, feelings, memories, dreams, fears, anxieties, desires, and relationships (with self and others). It is a process of helping to make conscious what is unconscious through talking. In this way, negative patterns and emotions can be traced to their roots, opening a door to the possibility of choice and change.

What is somatic experiencing?

Somatic Experiencing (SE) is the work of psychologist and trauma specialist Peter Levine. It provides an alternative approach to addressing trauma, depression, and anxiety through bringing the focus to the body. It’s less about talking and more about sensing and feeling. This involves becoming more aware of the functions of the autonomic branches of the nervous system: the sympathetic - which is responsible for fight, flight, and freeze reactions, and the parasympathetic - the branch of the nervous system that allows for relaxation.

Learn more at: https://traumahealing.org

How much does therapy cost? Do you accept insurance?

Please contact us to discuss fees and payment.

Tapestry Psychotherapy is in-network with Consolidated Health Plans (CHP). We are an "out of network" provider on most insurance panels. This means that if your insurance plan offers out-of-network mental health coverage, the insurance company will reimburse you for a certain percentage of the cost of the session after you have met your deductible. Tapestry will provide you with a statement that can be submitted to your insurance company in order to receive the reimbursement.

How many sessions will it take until I start feeling better?

When you’re feeling profoundly anxious or deeply depressed, it can seem like you might never feel normal again. There may be a sense of hopelessness and resignation and at the same time a sense of urgency to find a way out.

Generally, psychotherapy takes some time and requires dedication to the process. Insights and changes come gradually. But take heart. While it’s no miracle cure, research has shown that psychotherapy is effective in reducing symptoms of anxiety and depression. And at Tapestry, we’ve found that weaving techniques from Somatic Experiencing with psychotherapy can provide some level of relief, ranging from subtle to significant, within the first session.

What if I need to cancel a session?

To avoid being charged a cancellation fee, please allow 24 hours notice if you need to cancel or change your appointment. In the event of a personal or family emergency, cancellation fees may be waived.

How do I schedule an appointment?

If you are interested in scheduling an appointment, please email info@tapestrymind.com or call or text 631.402.5509. One of the members of our team will reach out to coordinate a free 10-15 minute phone consultation. After the consultation, we will schedule an initial intake appointment at our Manhattan location.