Kristen Antonio

MA, LMHC

Kristen Antonio

MA, LMHC

Telehealth Available
Professions: Mental Health Counselor
License Status: I'm a licensed professional.
Primary Credential: LMHC - 11000
Billing and Insurance:

I don't currently accept insurance, but I can provide documentation if clients wish to submit to an insurance company for "out of network" benefit coverage

Fees: $135-150 per session
Free Initial Consultation

Offices

Newton , Massachusetts 02464

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My Approach to Helping

Something feels “off” or maybe a little broken. Problems you once were able to solve with ease, now feel insurmountable. Friendships, relationships, and hobbies that used to bring you joy, now have less meaning. Your mind is scattered and the negative thoughts that tell you “you’re worthless,” are getting louder. You feel yourself slipping but you’re too tired, lonely, or scared to move. Or perhaps you’re moving too much; trying to keep busy to stay in front of the discomfort or resist confronting a painful experience. In spite of all that, you are here, reading this, which tells me you are resilient and ready to make a purposeful shift.

Facing your mental health challenges automatically makes you one of the bravest people I know. It takes tremendous courage to show up in therapy and do the work; peel back protective layers you have built over the years to cope with your pain and protect your heart. When we weed out the old habits that no longer serve us, we make space for something more beautiful to bloom.

For parents reading this, helping your child navigate the emotional ups and downs of adolescence and emerging adulthood is overwhelming and, at times, even terrifying. It can feel like you don’t even know the teenager sitting across from you at the dinner table. How do you set and maintain boundaries that feel respectful for everyone in the house? How do you make collaborative decisions when your teen is constantly pushing you away? These are difficult dynamics that every parent faces, made only harder when compounded by a mental health crisis or trauma. I am here to help guide your growing child into thinking through their life choices and making healthy decisions that will set them up for success in life.

More Info About My Practice

Successful therapy is not one-size-fits-all. Together, we will create a customized plan that integrates various modalities to support you in your healing process. With 247 online schedule and the ability to see clients via telemental-health using phone and video, going to therapy is easier than ever before. Visit my website, bright-hope.com, for more information about my therapeutic style and to schedule your free, no-obligation 20 minute phone consultation today.

Had a Negative Therapy Experience?

The first time I sat across from a therapist was one of the most awkward and emotionally distressing 50 minutes of my life. I don't want that for you. I incorporate humor, trust, and a sense of ease in my work with clients because, while therapy can feel vulnerable and scary, you don't need a therapist who enhances those feelings. Ultimately, my goal is for you to build the skills you need to find emotional freedom and healing, however that looks for you. We will work together to create a space that promotes growth in a compassionate and comfortable way.

How My Own Struggles Made Me a Better Therapist

The reason I'm so passionate about helping young people navigate this time in their lives is because I get it. I've lived through dark moments, confronted secrets that once were accompanied by debilitating shame, and learned the skills to productively cope with mental health challenges. My story will not be your story. But I can help guide you to find your resiliency and inner wisdom so that you can write a life's story you are proud to call your own.

Services I Provide

  • Individual Therapy & Counseling
  • Telehealth

Ages I Work With

  • Children
  • Teens
  • Adults

Languages

  • English

Groups I Work With

    Adolescents, young adults, and young professionals

Client Concerns I Treat

  • Academic Concerns
  • Adjusting to Change / Life Transitions
  • Anger
  • Anxiety
  • Attachment Issues
  • Bipolar
  • Blended Family Issues
  • Body Image
  • Breakup
  • Bullying
  • Caregiver Issues / Stress
  • Child and/or Adolescent Issues
  • Depression
  • Eating and Food Issues
  • Emotional Intelligence
  • Emotional Overwhelm
  • Emptiness
  • Family Problems
  • Fear
  • Inadequacy
  • Irritability
  • Isolation
  • Life Purpose / Meaning / Inner-Guidance
  • Mood Swings / Mood Disturbance
  • Perfectionism
  • Post Partum Depression
  • Rejection
  • School issues
  • Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD)
  • Self-Compassion
  • Shame
  • Stress
  • Women's Issues
  • Worry
  • Worthlessness
  • Young Adult Issues

Types of Therapy

  • Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA)
  • Body-Mind Psychotherapy
  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
  • Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT)
  • Emotionally Focused Therapy
  • Energy Psychology
  • Interpersonal Psychotherapy (IPT)
  • Positive Psychology
  • Relational Psychotherapy
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