Resources for Potential Clients

If you are looking for a Developmental Transformations Therapist, here are some therapists you can connect with in the New York City Area:

Institute Faculty and Graduates

Tami Gatta, LCAT, RDT

Tami Gatta is the Associate Training Director at DvT-NYC.  She is a registered drama therapist and a licensed creative arts therapist. Tami became the first American to complete an externship in Europe at Ron Coleman and Karen Taylor's "Working to Recovery" houses for those experiencing voices, visions and unique beliefs (sometimes referred to as "hallucinations" and "delusions") . Since that time, Tami has presented workshops and provided consultation addressing self-advocacy and empowerment for those diagnosed with psychosis.Tami leads a series of Hearing Voices Network groups in Manhattan and the Bronx. 

Kate Hurd, LCAT, RDT/BCT

Kate Hurd is cofounder of Off Center: A Creative Space for the Arts in Psychotherapy, where she has a private practice. She is a Co-Director of the Institute for Developmental Transformations, former Training Director of the Institute for Developmental Transformations in both San Francisco and New York City, and has taught DvT in NYC, San Francisco, China, The Netherlands, England and Belgium. She is currently a Creative Arts Therapy Supervisor at Kings County Hospital and a former President of the North American Drama Therapy  Association. She believes in the power of creative expression as a means to reflect, gain insight, and promote resiliency and the use of improvisation and discrepancy as avenues of discovery through co- creation between client and therapist. 

Adam Reynolds, MFA, LCSW, RDT/BCT, CASAC

Adam Reynolds is the Training Director at the Institute for DvT NYC.  He teaches clinical practice and drama therapy at the Hunter School of Social Work and the New School, and provides drama therapy and clinical supervision in Private Practice as well as in several clinical and school-based programs in Queens. He is a PhD candidate in CUNY’s program in social welfare.

Navah Steiner, LCAT, RDT/BCT

Navah is a former Training Director of DvT-NYC and currently a co-director of the Institute for Developmental Transformations. She is a drama therapist and psychotherapist at the School of Visual Arts counseling services, adjunct faculty at the New School and in private practice. Previously, Navah has worked with homeless youth and adults in various settings.

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Trainee Therapists

Nicole Brucato Cooley, LMFT, RDT, RYT

Nicole is a licensed marriage and family therapist, registered drama therapist, registered yoga teacher and level II DvT trainee. Currently, she sees individuals and couples in private practice at Off Center. She has provided treatment for individuals, couples, families, and groups in a variety of settings including outpatient clinics, home based, school based, after school programs, residential care, and in-patient facilities. 

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