Kristen Antonio (she/her)

LMHC

When you're doing something brave, it's normal to feel afraid. Starting therapy requires bravery. I honor your courage and am here to help.

Licensed Mental Health Counselor in Newton, MA

  • Free Initial Consultation
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Services
  • Individual
  • Child
  • Adolescent/Teen

About My Clients

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. Despite of all that, you are here, reading this, which tells me you are resilient and ready to make a shift.

My Background and Approach

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, terrifying. It can feel like you don’t even know the teenager sitting across from you at the dinner table. 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.

My Personal Beliefs and Interests

I actively work towards resisting pathologizing or diagnosing behavior that comes from systemic racism. I utilize a social justice lens to help clients combat symptoms of internalized and externalized oppression. I acknowledge that indigenous ways of healing have always existed, well before talk-therapy became an institution. I seek to support clients in connecting to those ancient modalities of healing, if that feels right for them, even if we do not share the same cultural background. 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 online scheduling and the ability to see clients via HIPPA compliant telehealth platform, going to therapy is easier than ever before. Visit my website, http://bright-hope.com, for more information about my therapeutic style and to schedule your free, no-obligation 20 minute phone consultation today.

I offer online counseling in the following states:

At A Glance

  • Experience: 8 years of practice
  • Languages: English
  • Rate: $135 - 150/session

Info

Email Kristen
353 Elliot Street
Newton, MA 02464

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