Cristina Shea (She/Her/Hers)

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As a child and family therapist, I utilize play and talk therapy to create a safe space for clients to explore their unique life experience.

Psychotherapist in New York, NY
Supervised by Dr. Hanni Flaherty, LCSW

  • Individual
  • Couples
  • Family
  • Child
  • Adolescent/Teen

About My Clients

When you're overcome by stress and fear, your body and mind may no longer feel like your own. The same may be true when a parent sees their child overcome by the uncertain feelings of childhood growth and development. My primary goal when you or your child step into my office is to listen empathically and without judgment. Through a holistic and collaborative practice model, I aim to see the whole client and help them find their unique path to happiness.

My Background and Approach

As a licensed social worker, I have had rich experiences across various settings that have influenced my work in private practice. Within school, outpatient clinic, and foster agency settings I developed a unique set of skills that see the whole person within their environment. My practice has roots in all major schools of psychological theory, but I primarily practice through an attachment-based and trauma-focused lens, utilizing a balanced approach of play and talk therapy. It is through this model that I understand the influence of past and present life experiences that contribute to the emotional, behavioral, and mental challenges my clients are facing. Whether my client is a child or an adult, we will work together to find a rhythm of therapy that encourages growth and discovery. Clients will leave my office with a toolbox filled with skills to face all that life has to offer.

My Personal Beliefs and Interests

Whether it's talk, play, or movement, therapy comes in many forms. No matter the process, therapy aims to reach a common goal of helping the individual find peace with life's fears, challenges, and transitions. I believe in taking a patient and empathic approach when working with my clients, finding the rhythm and therapeutic relationship that is unique to their identity and their needs. As someone who has been the client and is now the clinician, I know how challenging therapy can feel at times, but I also know the feeling of relief and reward when I finally feel like my two feet are steady on the ground. I utilize my own life experience to guide my holistic practice, aimed at creating a unique therapeutic journey for all of my clients from all walks of life.

Insurance Plans Accepted
  • Cigna
I offer online counseling in the following states:
I have experience with the following
  • Agnosticism
  • Atheism
  • Christianity
  • Interfaith

At A Glance

  • Experience: 2 years of practice
  • Languages: English
  • Rate: $200 - 250/session


9293066928 Email Cristina
302 5th Avenue
FL 8
New York, NY 10001

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