Cristina Maria Fort Garcés, LCAT

“In my office you step into a safe and accepting space where your complexity is explored and respected. We will work together to find creative and self-identified ways to expand your ability to manage and express emotion in order to move more fluidly through difficult life circumstances.”


Training & Logistics


Master’s in Creative Arts Therapy (MPS)

Art Therapy Registered and Board Certified (ATR-BC)

Licensed Creative Arts Therapist (LCAT)

Clinical Fellowship in Gestalt Psychotherapy

Graduate of the Developmental Somatic Psychotherapy 2 year training at the Center for Somatic Studies

Parenting Journey Facilitator Trained

Hearing Voices Network Group Facilitator Trained

Techniques trained in: Art Psychotherapy, Gestalt Psychotherapy, Developmental Somatic Psychotherapy (traditional talk therapy, art making, movement, body awareness, dream work, and role play)


Location: 39 W 32nd St btwn Broadway and 5th, New York
Trains nearby: NQRW, 123, 456, PATH, ACE
Frequency options: Weekly, Biweekly circumstance dependent

Exchange: $175/session

Financial need: Please book a free phone consultation to learn more and explore my sliding scale options together.

Payment Options: Cash, Check, Venmo, Paypal


I have over 10 years of experience working with adults and adolescents in a variety of settings.  In private practice, I often work with those dealing with significant life transitions, depression and/or anxiety, and interpersonal conflict in intimate and social relationships. Prior to this, I spent 7 years working with those in mental health crisis with major mental health diagnoses including psychotic and mood disorders.  This included treating the traumas that were often a part of these experiences -  sexual and physical abuse, neglect, drug use, leaving your country of origin and more. 

I work with people on a wide range of issues. The following are a few of my specialties (this list is not all-inclusive):

  • Depression

  • Anxiety

  • Trauma and PTSD

  • Relationship/Intimacy Issues

  • Interpersonal/Social Issues Grief

  • Life Transitions

  • Physical and Sexual Abuse 

If I have never been to therapy before, what should I expect? How do I know if I should go, and how do I start?

I consider therapy the “safe experiment” where you can play with the breadth of human experience and emotions in the room with me to learn about how you might want to shift into more satisfaction in your life. Therefore, you will experience moments of happiness, discomfort, anger, contentment, anxiety, etc.  My suggestion is to try 5 sessions to see how you feel engaging in this form of therapy. 


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