Hudson Valley Creative Arts Ribbon Cutting Ceremony

Welcome to the Hudson Valley Creative Arts Therapy Studio

Hudson Valley Creative Arts Therapy Studio (HVCATS)  is dedicated to providing the highest quality music therapy and other creative arts therapies (including art therapy, creative writing, filmmaking, dance therapy, & drama therapy) for individuals, groups or communities dealing with disability, trauma, illness and other challenges. We serve all age groups – children, adolescents and adults. Sessions are designed to achieve outcomes related to improved social, communicative, emotional and physical health and well-being. Our studio located at 638 Broadway, Kingston, NY, is centered to serve Ulster County, Dutchess County and the surrounding Hudson Valley.

Ongoing & Time-Limited Programs Available in Our Kingston, NY Studio as Well as in Your Facility or School.  


  • “You are a miracle worker…We are so grateful for everything you have done for Richie.” - Parent 

    Parent Testimonial
  • “The depth of your knowledge  and the passion you bring shows in all your work. Thank you for your amazing daily achievements (against all odds).” -Anthony Salerno, President & Founder of The Northeast Center for Special Care, Kingston NY

    Anthony Salerno
  • “I was very impressed with Rick’s interaction with his patients and the way he conducted his session. I know quality when I see it.” - Dr. John Beaulieu, Naturopathic Doctor & Sound Healer,Biosonics Sound Healing Enterprises & California Institute of Integral Studies

    Dr. John Beaulieu
  • “Rick is a blessing to his clients. He helps them build their self-esteem, dignity and sense of accomplishment.”- Tony Marmo, Healthcare Administrator (click here to read Tony Marmo’s full letter)

    Tony Marmo
  • “Communicating through music therapy proved to be one of the invaluable bridges for our son (a non-verbal child) toward speech” - Parent

  • “Rick is an extremely talented music therapist who has made a significant impact on the development of Nordoff-Robbins Music Therapy both nationally and internationally.” – Dr. Alan Turry, Director, Nordoff-Robbins Center for Music Therapy, New York University

    Dr. Alan Turry
  • “Rick’s work at the Nordoff-Robbins Center for Music Therapy with a young boy with a neurological disorder was brilliant and effective. I have presented his case study innumerable times in my teaching at home and overseas”   - Dr. Clive Robbins, Founder, Nordoff-Robbins Center for Music Therapy, New York University

    Dr. Clive Robbins
  • “Thank you so much for bringing such happiness and self-confidence to my Kimberly”  - Parent

The Power of Music Therapy

The Power of Music Therapy

See music therapy in action with HVCAT's director Rick Soshensky.
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Recent Interview

Recent Interview

Listen to Rick’s interview on the Fox Radio's "Let's Talk Hudson Valley" with Bob DeFelice
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Kingston Now

Kingston Now

HVCAT's Director Rick Soshensky was recently featured on Kingston Now. Skip to 13:35 to see the interview.
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Art Therapy Gallery