Kiera Muscara, LCSW, holds a Master of Science in Social Work from Columbia University and clinical licensure in the state of New York. I currently work in private practice, providing individual weekly psychotherapy. My professional career began, however, as an actor at NYU Tisch School of the Arts, where I earned a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Drama.
My path from theatre to social work is connected by my passion for helping others access their voice, share their stories, and find emotional wellbeing in their lives. I enjoy working with actors and other performing artists around the unique challenges of their field. I also specialize in issues of depression, anxiety, sexuality, and gender, with a particular focus on female dynamics, empowerment, and wellbeing. I have done extensive research on the topics of female aggression, girl-on-girl bullying, and female friendships. I am an LGBTQ+ affirming, sex-positive, and body-positive clinician.
As a clinician, I take an eclectic, collaborative approach, beginning with the client’s goals and hopes for treatment, and incorporating creative methods to work together in this pursuit. I strive to join you where you’re at, providing a safe, non-judgmental space to be heard. We will work together to uncover insights and gain clarity, drawing upon your own unique strengths, capabilities, and sense of self. I enjoy working with clients in a relational, interactive manner, in which both parties can bring their authentic selves into the room and dynamic. Integrating elements of CBT, DBT, ACT, psychodynamic, and Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction practices, I aim to facilitate a process with three distinct objectives: identifying and reframing negative thought patterns, developing a stronger awareness of self through connecting themes throughout the life course, and bolstering autonomy and ability in developing the skills necessary to accomplish goals and find wellbeing. Our sessions are tailored to best suit your unique needs.