Lantie Tom, LCAT
ASIAN-AMERICAN CREATIVE ARTS THERAPIST IN NEW YORK
You have so much to offer.
You're here because you know that being the change you wish to see starts from within. You want to be a better person in your relationships and maybe even make a difference in the world. But your past experience with therapy may have left you feeling lost, underwhelmed, and bored. You were just skimming the surface then. Now it's time to go deeper and explore your rich inner world. You don't just want to feel better. You want to grow and get stronger. You want someone who will be real with you and keep you on track with what matters to you most.
You deserve to reach your potential.
You're here for a breakthrough.
I can help you with that.
Many of my clients have been in therapy before and felt like something was missing. Soon after they begin working with me they express appreciation for "getting real work done" and seeing progress. By tapping into the ways you were designed to adapt, I can help you unlock your healing potential to repair invisible wounds at their source and optimize your strengths.
My clients trust me as someone who collaborates with them, advocates for them unconditionally, and promotes their growth. They appreciate that I think outside of the box and that I'm discerning - a competent guide who has helped them navigate dark times and overcome complex obstacles to find themselves again on the other side.
"How did you become a creative arts therapist?"
I get this question a lot. Like many of the clients I work with, I started as a self-taught artist. Some of my best work was drawn on paper napkins or performed when the neighbors were asleep. Later, I received formal training in music and dance but it was Theatre that I found most rewarding. As a designer in theatre, I practiced thinking outside of the box to find simple solutions to complex problems. As an actor, being in character taught me deeper empathy and authenticity. Now, psychotherapy is my art. I apply the same strategic problem-solving and aesthetic sensibility to working with my clients - ranging from software engineers and organizational engineers to graphic designers and product designers, tattoo artists, makeup artists, graffiti artists, and more. For my clients, creative thinking has been an intrinsic part of them and an asset for survival and success. It's my honor to help them use this resilience and clear the way for their best to shine.
Licensed Creative Arts Therapist (LCAT)
New York License - 002593
Certification - 2022
Certification - 2020
New York University
Master of Arts, Drama Therapy - 2019
Master of Arts, Educational Theatre - 2012
Stella Adler Conservatory of Acting
Certification - 2010
University of Massachusetts - Amherst
Bachelor of Arts, Linguistics - 2010
Internal Family Systems informed Therapy (IFS)
Cognitive Behavioral informed Therapy (CBT)
Dialectical Behavior informed Therapy (DBT)
Motivational Interviewing (MI)