Kelley Linhardt


As a family therapist and an art therapist, I like to see my clients as part of a bigger picture. We are all tied together in complex ways.  By understanding and strengthening the supports we have around us-- in our families, in our work and in our communities-- we are nourished and can begin to heal one another.  I am passionate about developing practices to grow resilient families and communities through shared creative experiences and am delighted to integrate the power and permanence of visual art making into the Dancing Dialogue.

Kelley Linhardt is a licensed creative arts therapist and registered board-certified art therapist. Kelley received her MA in Art Therapy from New York University, is certified in culturally-competent trauma intervention by the International Trauma Studies Program at the Mailman School of Public Health at Columbia University, and has undergone extensive post-graduate training in family and couples therapy at The Ackerman Institute for the Family in New York City.  Kelley is a graduate of the Ways of Seeing training program in dance/ movement therapy.

Prior to joining Dancing Dialogue, Kelley worked in a wide variety of acute mental healthcare, school and community settings throughout the five boroughs and in San Francisco, California.  She has also served on the faculty of the New School University and Touro College.  She regularly presents her work professionally around the country.

Kelley practices at both the Cold Spring, NY and New York City offices.