Janeen Chasan | Founder and Clinical Director | Licensed Creative Arts Therapist | Creative Arts Therapy Source | New York and New Jersey

Janeen Chasan



We shall not cease from exploration
And the end of all our exploring
Will be to arrive where we started
And know the place for the first time.

- T.S. Eliot

I provide therapy for adults who have experienced a significant loss. 

Oftentimes unresolved grief shows up in other ways – including anger, anxiety, addiction, depression, isolating and withdrawal from activities that were once enjoyed. In my work with grief and loss, I have found that the issues that are affecting your life can show up as feelings of sadness, loneliness, detachment, or confusion. This can be a heavy burden for you to carry throughout your life. 

The most important part of therapy after a loss is the work that we do to express emotions, find meaning and adjust to the new reality. It’s important for you to have a space where you feel like you can explain the complex emotions you are feeling without feeling judged. 

I have over 10 years of experience providing counseling for adults reeling from a loss and I love seeing their transformation through the use of art and talk therapy. Art therapy adds a powerful layer of communication in the sessions that will underscore what you communicate verbally or reveal what is too painful for you to utter. I offer one-on-one support and Group Therapy. I support adults experiencing grief and loss from death, adoption, or any other major life transition

I understand how hard it can be to find the right therapist. My number one goal is to provide a safe, soothing space for you to feel free and unburdened by the weight of the emotions you have been carrying in the wake of your loss.
Therapy can have a lasting effect on how you view the world, offer comfort in a time of emotional challenges, and give you a space to express the things that are making you feel hurt, disconnected, and alone in the world. 

As a Licensed Creative Arts Therapist my areas of focus include:
Grief and Loss | Support for Adoptees | Anxiety issues for teens and adults | Trauma | Chronic Medical Illness

If you’re ready to get started, I always offer a 15-min consult to see if we are a good fit. I’d love to help you or a member of your family get the help they need to live better.

I like coffee. Actually, I love coffee. Hitting up a great coffee shop to listen to some live music or connect with friends over a delicious cup of coffee is heaven in my book! Speaking of books, I also love to read short stories and memoirs, and I have probably seen literally every documentary on Netflix. Sometimes the truth really is stranger than fiction, wouldn’t you agree?