Christine Cione

LMHC

Christine Cione

LMHC

Professions: Mental Health Counselor, Psychotherapist
License Status: I'm a licensed professional.
Primary Credential: Licensed Mental Health Counselor - 007914
Billing and Insurance:
I am an in-network provider for:
  • Cigna
  • HealthFirst
  • MagnaCare
  • Optum/United Health Care
  • Oscar Health Insurance Co.
  • Oxford (UnitedHealthcare)
  • United Behavioral Health
Fees: $90-$120 per session, some insurance plans accepted.
Weekend Availability
Evening Availability

Offices

Merrick, New York 11566

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My Approach to Helping

I believe the therapeutic relationship can promote healing, and that therapy does not have to be an intimidating experience. I work with adults, adolescents and children, and have expertise in play therapy and family therapy. I am warm and genuine and will always respect where you are on your journey. I utilize an approach based on CBT and psychodynamic theories, but I like to tailor the treatment to the unique needs of my clients. I incorporate a zen-like frame of mind to life and it's problems, and strive to create a tranquil and safe space.

More Info About My Practice

My hours of operation are mainly Fridays, Sundays and Tuesday evenings, but am flexible to schedule appointments outside of those hours, if requested.

Important Factors for Choosing a Therapist

Studies seem to suggest that the therapeutic relationship is more important than a particular skill or theory that is used. I firmly believe this. Your inner voice will likely inform you as to whether or not a therapist can assist you. Listen to that voice, and always advocate for yourself. A good therapist believes their client is the best teacher, and a therapist should always offer unconditional positive regard. These ingredients are the keys to healing.

Services I Provide

  • Family Therapy
  • Individual Therapy & Counseling
  • Marriage, Couples, or Relationship Counseling

Ages I Work With

  • Children
  • Teens
  • Adults

Languages

  • English
  • Italian

Groups I Work With

    Adolescents and their families, children age 7 and up, couples, individuals.

Client Concerns I Treat

  • Abuse / Abuse Survivor Issues
  • Adjusting to Change / Life Transitions
  • Anxiety
  • Breakup
  • Child and/or Adolescent Issues
  • Depression
  • Domestic Violence
  • Family Problems
  • Grief, Loss, and Bereavement
  • Parenting
  • Sexual Assault / Abuse
  • Spirituality
  • Suicidal Ideation and Behavior
  • Women's Issues
  • Young Adult Issues

Types of Therapy

  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
  • Play Therapy
  • Psychodynamic
  • Rational Emotive Behavioral Therapy (REBT)
  • Sand Tray Therapy
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