Creative Alternatives of New York

  • NY


153 West 27th Street, Suite 300
New York
United States

About Us

Founded in 1983, and launched as a partnership at Mt. Sinai Hospital's Department of Psychiatry, CANY's mission it to use drama therapy to empower people who have endured trauma to rebuild their lives. Through the use of trauma-informed drama therapy in a group setting, we help children and adults expand their self-concept, imagine new life possibilities and build the social and emotional tools they need to thrive. A leader in the field of drama therapy, Creative Alternatives helps over 1,200 individuals annually serving children and youth with trauma histories in special schools and residential settings, survivors of partner violence, refugees/asylees, and veterans and active duty service members with traumatic stress. CANY also provides a range of training programs in the use of drama therapy to clinicians, artists and educators seeking to expand their skills. Visit us at