Art Therapy Professor in New York, NY

Robert Wolf Licensed Psychoanalyst is an art therapy professor, in New York, NY, who helps patients discover new pathways to emotional and psychological health. Wolf is well-versed in helping individuals. Through the use of expressive analysis, individuals can seek aid in the arts: illustrating, painting, sculpture, and photography, and find common ground with the world in which they live. Arrange a session with Wolf and let your aesthetic senses help you reach new heights.

Clinical Professional

For over the last 40 years, Robert Irwin Wolf, based in New York, NY, has been prolific in the fields of fine art photography, sculpture, art therapy, phototherapy, expressive analysis, and psychoanalysis. Initially trained in the fine arts of photography and sculpture, he later went on to pursue clinical training in art therapy and psychoanalysis. He is a New York state-licensed psychoanalyst and creative art therapist, currently in private practice in New York City, in Manhattan. He has taught courses and has also published and presented internationally on the integration of creativity into psychoanalytic theory and practice.

His focuses have been in the therapeutic uses of photography (or phototherapy), creative processing of dreams and countertransference, and the use of stone carving in clinical supervision to help process countertransference. 

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Fine Stone Sculpture


Fine Art Sculpture

After receiving early training in stone carving at Pratt Institute, Wolf has continuously evolved as a stone sculpture artist of abstract form. His intense interest in both people and art are reflected in his contemporary sculptures. He believes forces that heal and promote emotional growth in people are related to those that influence our sense of aesthetics in artwork.

Wolf’s stone sculptures are a blend of figurative and abstract elements expressed through various types of stone. Each piece suggests a unique gestural communication that is intrinsic to human experience and is often perceived on an unconscious, visceral level.

His sculptures, which have been influenced by Arp, Moore, and Brancusi, have been exhibited over the past 40 years in a variety of galleries in the northeastern United States and Seoul, South Korea. 


Fine Art Photography

Born and raised in New York, Wolf is an internationally exhibited fine art photographer, and his work has been widely shown in San Jose, Costa Rica, and South Korea. He has been featured in museums in the United States, such as in the cities of Miami, and most extensively in New York City.

His most recent work includes landscapes and portraits of indigenous people from his travels throughout Southeast Asia, Europe, and South America. Printed on canvas with pigmented, fade-resistant ink, many of these images have been exhibited in galleries throughout New York.

Wolf also specializes in commissioned creative portraiture. He believes that there is always a subliminal, non-verbal element of communication between the photographer and subject and his prior experience as a caricature artist, along with his clinical work with clients, has informed his perspective and ability to capture the unique essence of this moment. 

 

The Power of Creative Dream Processing

The mind can process and interpret many things. By understanding your mind, you can discover your potential and identify the best strategies for navigating the world in which you live. One outlet that has proven an effective means to self-discovery is “expressive art,” the practice of producing creative works based on one’s perspective, experience, and the interpretation of dreams or feelings.

By producing creative pieces, like sculptures, paintings, and photos, clients can discuss their processes with Wolf and form the basis of productive therapy sessions. To create is a reflection of the self, and Wolf is committed to helping others achieve their potential.

Practitioner of Photographic Therapy

Photography is a great outlet to explore a perspective and find connections between an artist’s views and the subjects he or she portrays. Robert Wolf encourages his clients to take photos, including landscapes and portraits, as part of phototherapy. You are welcome to discuss your processes leading up to capturing specific moments on film, using it as a means to harness your creativity.

Discussions Performed Out of the Office

In today’s fast-paced world, it can be difficult to set aside time to visit a therapist in the office. Thanks to advances in technology, such as VOIP and video chat, now you can check in with the therapist wherever you are. Robert Wolf is available for remote therapy, allowing you to stay in touch and schedule sessions at your convenience.

A Professor of Creative Therapy

Robert Wolf is a Professor of Graduate Art and Art Therapy at The College of New Rochelle. He helps students incorporate creative expression in their training to become therapists. As a professor of phototherapy, Wolf empowers students to incorporate diverse and creative pathways into practice.

Contact Robert at rwolfnyc@aol.com and arrange a therapy session, or learn more about his art exhibitions and projects.

Robert Wolf is based in New York, New York.