Kristine Alfano

MA, LAC, NCC

Kristine Alfano

MA, LAC, NCC

Professions: Counselor, Marriage & Family Therapist, Mental Health Counselor
License Status: I'm a licensed professional.
Primary Credential: LAC, NCC
Billing and Insurance:
I am an in-network provider for:
  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield (BCBS)
  • Cigna
  • Horizon Healthcare
  • Horizon NJ Health
  • Humana
  • Magellan
  • Multiplan
  • Optum
  • Tricare
  • United Behavioral Health
Weekend Availability
Evening Availability

Offices

1050 Wall Street West
Suite 310
Lyndhurst, New Jersey 07071

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My Approach to Helping

Counseling Philosophy: One of my roles as a therapist is to provide a safe, supportive and non-judgmental therapeutic relationship where the client feels comfortable to share their thoughts and life experiences. Through building a positive therapeutic relationship, I can assist clients in discovering more about themselves and their patterns of behavior. The goal of each session is to teach coping skills, build awareness, encourage self-learning, and inspire independence. I believe in a holistic approach to counseling that includes the whole person: physical, emotional, mental, and spiritual. I recognize that each client is unique and I vary my therapeutic approach in order to provide successful results.

During my free time, I enjoy time with friends and family, especially my niece and nephew. I love to try new healthy foods as well as stay active through exercise and yoga classes. I also love to travel and experience new things.

More Info About My Practice

Education and experience: I received my Master’s Degree in School Counseling and my Advanced Counseling Degree from Montclair State University. I am a Licensed New Jersey School Counselor, a Licensed Associate Counselor, as well as a National Certified Counselor. My experience as a school counselor has afforded me the opportunity to develop therapeutic skills and expand on personal attributes vital to the therapeutic process. I have vast knowledge in working with children and adolescents in a school setting from a diverse cultural, social and socioeconomic background. I have worked extensively with students and their families on a variety of topics ranging from academic problems, peer relationships, family relationships, bullying, depression, anxiety, etc.

Specific Issue(s) I'm Skilled at Helping With

Including but not limited to ADHD, Academic Underachievement, Addiction, Alcohol Abuse, Anger Management, Antisocial Personality, Anxiety, Asperger?s Syndrome, Autism, Behavioral Issues, Borderline Personality, Career Counseling, Child or Adolescent, Chronic Impulsivity, Chronic Pain, Chronic Relapse, Codependency, Coping Skills, Depression, Developmental Disorders, Divorce, Domestic Abuse, Drug Abuse, Dual Diagnosis, Eating Disorders, Emotional Disturbance, Family Conflict, Gambling, Intellectual Disability, Internet Addiction, LGBTQIA+, Medication Management, Narcissistic Personality, Obesity, Obsessive-Compulsive (OCD), Parenting, Peer Relationships, Racial Identity, Relationship Issues, Self Esteem, Self-Harming, Sexual Abuse, Sleep or Insomnia, Spirituality, Suicidal Ideation, Teen Violence, Trauma and PTSD, Traumatic Brain Injury, Video Game Addiction, Weight Loss, and Women?s Issues

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Services I Provide

  • Art Therapy
  • Consultation
  • Creative Arts Therapy
  • Family Therapy
  • Group Therapy
  • Individual Therapy & Counseling
  • Intervention
  • Marriage, Couples, or Relationship Counseling
  • Online Counseling / Phone Therapy
  • Premarital Counseling
  • Psychological Evaluation

Ages I Work With

  • Children
  • Teens
  • Adults
  • Elders

Languages

  • English

Groups I Work With

    Including but not limited to ADHD, Academic Underachievement, Addiction, Alcohol Abuse, Anger Management, Antisocial Personality, Anxiety, Asperger’s Syndrome, Autism, Behavioral Issues, Borderline Personality, Career Counseling, Child or Adolescent, Chronic Impulsivity, Chronic Pain, Chronic Relapse, Codependency, Coping Skills, Depression, Developmental Disorders, Divorce, Domestic Abuse, Drug Abuse, Dual Diagnosis, Eating Disorders, Emotional Disturbance, Family Conflict, Gambling, Intellectual Disability, Internet Addiction, LGBTQIA+, Medication Management, Narcissistic Personality, Obesity, Obsessive-Compulsive (OCD), Parenting, Peer Relationships, Racial Identity, Relationship Issues, Self Esteem, Self-Harming, Sexual Abuse, Sleep or Insomnia, Spirituality, Suicidal Ideation, Teen Violence, Trauma and PTSD, Traumatic Brain Injury, Video Game Addiction, Weight Loss, and Women’s Issues

Client Concerns I Treat

  • Abortion / Post Abortion Issues
  • Abuse / Abuse Survivor Issues
  • Academic Concerns
  • Addictions and Compulsions
  • Adjusting to Change / Life Transitions
  • Adoption / Reunion Issues
  • Aggression and Violence
  • Aging and Geriatric Issues
  • Agoraphobia
  • Anger
  • Anxiety
  • Attachment Issues
  • Batterer Intervention
  • Behaviorism
  • Bipolar
  • Blended Family Issues
  • Body Image
  • Borderline
  • Breakup
  • Bullying
  • Cancer
  • Career Choice
  • Caregiver Issues / Stress
  • Child and/or Adolescent Issues
  • Chronic Illness / Disability
  • Chronic Pain
  • Codependency / Dependency
  • Communication Problems
  • Compulsive Spending / Shopping
  • Control Issues
  • Creative Blocks
  • Depression
  • Developmental Disorders (Autism, Aspergers, etc.)
  • Disability
  • Dissociation
  • Divorce / Divorce Adjustment
  • Domestic Violence
  • Drug and Alcohol Addiction
  • Dual Diagnosis
  • Eating and Food Issues
  • Elder Abuse
  • Emotional Abuse
  • Emotional Intelligence
  • Emotional Overwhelm
  • Emptiness
  • Exercise Addiction
  • Family of Origin Issues
  • Family Problems
  • Fear
  • Fertility Issues
  • First Responders
  • Forgiveness
  • Gambling Addiction
  • Gender Dysphoria
  • Grief, Loss, and Bereavement
  • Habits
  • Health / Illness / Medical Issues
  • Helplessness / Victimhood
  • HIV / AIDS
  • Hoarding
  • Identity Issues
  • Immigration issues
  • Inadequacy
  • Inattention, Impulsivity, and Hyperactivity (ADHD)
  • Incest
  • Individuation
  • Infidelity / Affair Recovery
  • Intellectual Disability
  • Internet Addiction
  • Irritability
  • Isolation
  • Jealousy
  • Learning Difficulties
  • LGBT (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender) Issues
  • Life Purpose / Meaning / Inner-Guidance
  • Men's Issues
  • Midlife Crisis / Midlife Transition
  • Military and Veterans Issues
  • Money and Financial Issues
  • Mood Swings / Mood Disturbance
  • Multicultural Concerns
  • Narcissism
  • Obsessions and Compulsions (OCD)
  • Oppositional and Defiant Behavior in Children and Teen
  • Other - Not Listed Here
  • Parenting
  • Perfectionism
  • Phobias
  • Physical Abuse
  • Polyamory / Nonmonogamous Relationships
  • Post Partum Depression
  • Posttraumatic Stress / Trauma
  • Power
  • Pre-Marital Counseling
  • Pregnancy and Birthing
  • Prejudice / Discrimination
  • Psychogenic Nonepileptic Seizures
  • Psychosis
  • Racism
  • Rejection
  • Relationships and Marriage
  • Religious Issues
  • Schizophrenia
  • School issues
  • Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD)
  • Self-Actualization
  • Self-Care
  • Self-Compassion
  • Self-Confidence
  • Self-Criticism
  • Self-Doubt
  • Sensitivity to Criticism
  • Sex Addiction
  • Sexual Assault / Abuse
  • Sexuality / Sex Therapy
  • Shame
  • Sleep Disorders
  • Smoking Cessation
  • Social Anxiety / Phobia
  • Somatization
  • Spirituality
  • Stress
  • Suicidal Ideation and Behavior
  • Suspiciousness / Paranoia
  • Teen violence/dating violence
  • Terminal Illness
  • Traumatic Brain Injury
  • Trichotillomania
  • Trust Issues
  • Values Clarification
  • Women's Issues
  • Workplace Issues
  • Worry
  • Worthlessness
  • Young Adult Issues

Types of Therapy

  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
  • Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT)
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