Christopher Smith LCAC, LMHC, LMFT, Pastoral Counseling in New York City, New York, 10016

Christopher Smith

LCAC, LMHC, LMFT

Christopher Smith

LCAC, LMHC, LMFT

Professions: Pastoral Counselor, Marriage & Family Therapist, Mental Health Counselor
License Status: I'm a licensed professional.
Primary Credential: LMFT - 000899
Secondary Credential: LMHC - 002224
Billing and Insurance:
I am an in-network provider for:
  • APS Healthcare
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield (BCBS)
  • Cigna
  • Emblem
  • Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • GHI
  • Health Net
  • HIP
  • Humana Military
  • MagnaCare
  • MHNet Behavioral Health
  • Military OneSource
  • MVP
  • Tricare
  • ValueOptions
Fees: Clients using insurance that we are in network with will have financial responsibility based on their plan and coverage.
Clients paying out of pocket will have fees of $150-175 per session. There are a couple of reduced fee programs in our practice that might be available, for those who qualify. Clients seeing interns or residents within the practice will have lower out of pocket fees.
Weekend Availability
Evening Availability

Offices

124 E 40th Street, Suite 404
(at Lexington Avenue)
New York City, New York 10016
2345 University Ave
(corner of Fordham Road)
Bronx, New York 10468

My Approach to Helping

Christopher utilizes a variety of therapeutic approaches. These approaches are brought together in different ways depending on the person or people that he is working with. The root of his therapeutic style is pastoral counseling, whereby he helps the client incorporate spiritual dimensions of both the problem(s) and the ways to move forward. He also completed an advanced specialty in behavioral health during his clinical pastoral residency at Lutheran Hospital of Indiana. He is experienced working with people from a wide variety of faith backgrounds. His approach is also usually rooted in a systems understanding of the client's situation.

More Info About My Practice

Hours are maintained by appointment with availability including weekday daytime and evening times as well as Saturday hours. Potential clients may book an initial appointment through the practice website or by calling to discuss this with Christopher.

It is also possible to conduct sessions with Christopher using secure video as long as you are in a location where he is authorized to practice. These options can provide more flexibility for you while maintaining quality of care.

Client payment is accepted in the form of cash, checks or credit/debit cards. Clients who have desired to involve insurance coverage have had good success at being covered for out of network services.

Services I Provide

  • Clinical Supervision
  • Coaching
  • Consultation
  • Family Therapy
  • Group Therapy
  • Individual Therapy & Counseling
  • Marriage, Couples, or Relationship Counseling
  • Mediation
  • Online Counseling / Phone Therapy
  • Pastoral Counseling
  • Premarital Counseling

Ages I Work With

  • Children
  • Teens
  • Adults

Languages

  • English

Groups I Work With

    Christopher is experienced working with people from a wide variety of faith backgrounds.

Client Concerns I Treat

  • Abandonment
  • Academic Concerns
  • Addictions and Compulsions
  • Adjusting to Change / Life Transitions
  • Adoption / Reunion Issues
  • Aggression and Violence
  • Anger
  • Anxiety
  • Attachment Issues
  • Bipolar
  • Blended Family Issues
  • Career Choice
  • Caregiver Issues / Stress
  • Child and/or Adolescent Issues
  • Codependency / Dependency
  • Communication Problems
  • Control Issues
  • Creative Blocks
  • Depression
  • Developmental Disorders (Autism, Aspergers, etc.)
  • Divorce / Divorce Adjustment
  • Drug and Alcohol Addiction
  • Emotional Abuse
  • Emotional Intelligence
  • Emotional Overwhelm
  • Emptiness
  • Family of Origin Issues
  • Family Problems
  • Forgiveness
  • Grief, Loss, and Bereavement
  • Habits
  • Helplessness / Victimhood
  • Identity Issues
  • Inadequacy
  • Individuation
  • Infidelity / Affair Recovery
  • Irritability
  • Isolation
  • LGBT (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender) Issues
  • Life Purpose / Meaning / Inner-Guidance
  • Midlife Crisis / Midlife Transition
  • Mood Swings / Mood Disturbance
  • Multicultural Concerns
  • Other - Not Listed Here
  • Parenting
  • Posttraumatic Stress / Trauma
  • Pre-Marital Counseling
  • Prejudice / Discrimination
  • Relationships and Marriage
  • Religious Issues
  • Self-Care
  • Self-Confidence
  • Self-Criticism
  • Self-Doubt
  • Self-Esteem
  • Self-Harm
  • Self-Love
  • Sensitivity to Criticism
  • Shame
  • Spirituality
  • Stress
  • Trust Issues
  • Values Clarification
  • Workplace Issues
  • Worry
  • Worthlessness

Types of Therapy

  • Adlerian Psychology / Psychotherapy
  • Anger Management
  • Conflict Resolution Therapy
  • Constructivisim
  • Contemplative Psychotherapy
  • Critical Incident Stress Management
  • Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT)
  • Family Constellations
  • Family Systems Therapy
  • Focusing
  • Integration of different therapy models
  • Internal Family Systems (IFS)
  • Mindfulness-Based Interventions
  • Parent-Child Interaction Therapy (PCIT)
  • Systems Theory /Therapy
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