Christina Viera,Mental Health Counseling- Limited Permit

Christina Viera,Mental Health Counseling- Limited Permit

Telehealth Available
Professions: Counselor, Mental Health Counselor, Psychotherapist
License Status: I'm a therapist practicing under supervision. Supervisor: Chris Starpoli, LCSW #039426
Primary Credential: Mental Health Counseling- Limited Permit
Billing and Insurance:
I am an in-network provider for:
  • Aetna
  • Allied Insurance Group
  • Cigna
  • Golden Rule
  • Horizon NJ Health
  • Meritain Health
  • MVP
  • Nippon Life Benefits
  • Optum
  • Oxford (UnitedHealthcare)
  • TrustMark
  • UMR
  • United Health Care
  • United Healthcare Student Resources
Fees: Individual therapy: $100-$200 (45-60 minutes)
Free Initial Consultation
Weekend Availability
Evening Availability


New York, New York 10010

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My Approach to Helping

Let’s prioritize your wants, needs and desires. Therapy is a space where you get to receive the attention you may have not been gifting yourself. Whether you’re experiencing anxiety, depression, self-esteem, or LGBTQIA+ challenges, we’ll collaborate to create a life that serves you on your terms.

I support adults struggling with anxiety, depression, and trauma. One of my specialties is providing support to LGBTQ+ populations. As a transgender woman, I know first-hand what it’s like to be part of an oppressed group living in a world that is unkind to people like me. As a result, I can understand and empathize with my trans and nonbinary clients’ lived experiences.

Throughout your therapeutic journey, we’ll explore and get curious about how past events relate to present day thoughts, feelings, and behaviors. We will then interweave Cognitive Behavioral Therapy to reframe your thoughts and behaviors. If you experienced trauma and feel stuck, I’ll also use EMDR to facilitate reprocessing and give you tools to move forward.

We’ll collaborate to find out what works and what doesn't to ensure you experience positive change. It’s my hope that we not only give attention to your challenges but also prioritize your growth process. Our work together will focus on your openness, ability to cope when challenges surface, trusting yourself, internal evaluations, and continuing to grow into the unique human being that you are.

More Info About My Practice

Before going into private practice, I spent one year at GMHC—an organization supporting LGBTQPIA+ individuals living with HIV—where I co-facilitated group therapy sessions to address their challenges. I’m now a proud member of Resilience Lab—one of the largest and most diverse group of clinicians collaborating to improve mental health access, outcomes, and quality of care in the United States.

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Services I Provide

  • Individual Therapy & Counseling
  • Telehealth

Ages I Work With

  • Adults


  • English

Groups I Work With


Industries & Communities Served

  • LGBTQ+

Client Concerns I Treat

  • Anxiety
  • Body Image
  • Depression
  • Gender Dysphoria
  • Identity Issues
  • LGBT (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender) Issues
  • Self-Doubt
  • Self-Esteem
  • Self-Love
  • Shame
  • Social Anxiety / Phobia
  • Women's Issues
  • Worthlessness

Types of Therapy

  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
  • Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing Therapy (EMDR)
  • Person-Centered Therapy (Rogerian Therapy)
  • Psychodynamic

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