Kristina Jones

LMHC

Kristina Jones

LMHC

Telehealth Available
Professions: Counselor, Mental Health Counselor, Psychotherapist
License Status: I'm a licensed professional.
Primary Credential: LMHC - 007605
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: $175 for individuals
$275 for couples and families
Free Initial Consultation
Evening Availability

Offices

New York City, New York 10010

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My Approach to Helping

In the years I've been working in private practice, I've realized that not every therapist is right for every type of client. During this time, I've specialized most in helping clients who are exploring their gender identity, those who are figuring out the ins and outs of nonmonogamous relationships, and those who are navigating the complex issues related to race and cultural identity. I treat individuals, families, and partnered-up folks (whether coupled, throupled, or any other partnership configuration). That said, I definitely still do plenty of work with those who need help coping with various mental health issues, as well as those issues that just pop up during daily life.

I use a blend of different therapeutic approaches depending on the needs of my clients, but I primarily use the Internal Family Systems therapy model, which I feel displays the best understanding of the interconnectedness between current issues, past trauma, and epigenetic trauma that various populations face. This is especially true with regard to the issues of race and cultural identity. As a Latina myself, I know there are cultural differences that are seemingly small but greatly affect the the daily lives of BIPOC, not to mention the view of one's family unit both past and present. There are certain cultural competencies that come from lived experience and can't be learned in a classroom. The IFS model also does a great job of addressing the complicated journey of deconstructing gender and finding your place on that spectrum.

In therapy, we will work together to establish what you're looking to accomplish and how to best achieve that. I believe therapy is meant to help guide you toward your goals, not mine. You're not your trauma or your struggles, nor are you a vehicle for others' expectations (especially not a therapist's expectations). I work with you to help you find the resources that already exist within yourself so you can move forward into whatever future is best for you.

More Info About My Practice

I offer both video sessions and phone sessions for anyone whose permanent address is within the state of New York. So if you ended up leaving the state to stay with relatives during the COVID-19 crisis but your primary address is in New York, we can still work together by video or phone for as long as needed.

My normal session rate is $175 for individuals and $275 for couples and families. I believe that one's economic situation should not be a barrier to therapy, so I do offer a sliding scale on an as-needed basis. Please feel free to message me if you'd like to discuss this option!

Services I Provide

  • Coaching
  • Family Therapy
  • Group Therapy
  • Individual Therapy & Counseling
  • Marriage, Couples, or Relationship Counseling
  • Telehealth

Ages I Work With

  • Teens
  • Adults
  • Elders

Languages

  • English

Client Concerns I Treat

  • Anxiety
  • Bipolar
  • Communication Problems
  • Depression
  • Eating and Food Issues
  • Family of Origin Issues
  • Family Problems
  • Gender Dysphoria
  • Identity Issues
  • Inattention, Impulsivity, and Hyperactivity (ADHD)
  • Infidelity / Affair Recovery
  • LGBT (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender) Issues
  • Multicultural Concerns
  • Polyamory / Nonmonogamous Relationships
  • Posttraumatic Stress / Trauma
  • Prejudice / Discrimination
  • Racism
  • Relationships and Marriage
  • Self-Care
  • Sexuality / Sex Therapy

Types of Therapy

  • Imago Relationship Therapy (IRT)
  • Integration of different therapy models
  • Internal Family Systems (IFS)

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