Christine Cione

LMHC

Christine Cione

LMHC

Telehealth Available
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
  • Optum Health
  • OSCAR
  • Oscar Health Insurance Co.
  • Out of Network Provider
  • 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

Office hours are Tuesday through Sunday, mostly through telehealth. I am available between 9am and 7pm.

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
  • Telehealth

Ages I Work With

  • Children
  • Teens
  • Adults

Languages

  • English
  • Italian

Groups I Work With

    Adolescents and their families, children age 7 and up, individuals. I offer telehealth as well as in person sessions. I am not providing couples counseling at this time.

Client Concerns I Treat

  • Abuse / Abuse Survivor Issues
  • Adjusting to Change / Life Transitions
  • Anxiety
  • Bipolar
  • Breakup
  • Career Choice
  • Caregiver Issues / Stress
  • Child and/or Adolescent Issues
  • Depression
  • Domestic Violence
  • Emotional Abuse
  • Family of Origin Issues
  • Family Problems
  • Fear
  • Grief, Loss, and Bereavement
  • Inattention, Impulsivity, and Hyperactivity (ADHD)
  • Isolation
  • LGBT (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender) Issues
  • Life Purpose / Meaning / Inner-Guidance
  • Mood Swings / Mood Disturbance
  • Panic
  • Parenting
  • Physical Abuse
  • Posttraumatic Stress / Trauma
  • School issues
  • Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD)
  • Self-Compassion
  • Self-Confidence
  • Self-Criticism
  • Self-Doubt
  • Self-Esteem
  • Self-Harm
  • Self-Love
  • Sexual Assault / Abuse
  • Social Anxiety / Phobia
  • Spirituality
  • Stress
  • Suicidal Ideation and Behavior
  • Teen violence/dating violence
  • 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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