Kristen Amato (she/her)

Accepting Clients

Therapy is a journey and the journey looks different for everyone. Together we will discover your own joys and struggles in the process.

Addictions Counselor in New York, NY
Supervised by Dr. Leslie Faerstein, LCSW

About My Clients

I specialize in life transitions, relationships, personal growth, school or career challenges and all that comes with it. We go through many phases in our lives, each with their own joys and struggles, I help clients identify their strengths, and their purpose, providing support, encouragement and insight along the way.

My Background and Approach

My path to becoming a therapist began with my personal journey towards purpose and an understanding of self. I practice from a strengths-based perspective, helping clients recognize and utilize the tools and abilities they already possess to address challenges that arise in life. As we continue our work together, cognitive, behavioral, and psychodynamic methods, coupled with mindfulness, form the basis for our process. Together, we will devise manageable, strategic goals and a plan to get there. Each client is unique and there is no one size fits all approach. Flexibility, trust, and openness are key to the experience.

My Personal Beliefs and Interests

I believe we all have capacity to change and that understanding and accepting ourselves is the path to purpose and meaning. I am personally passionate about environmental issues and increasing access to mental health care.

Insurance Plans Accepted
  • Aetna
  • Cigna
  • Optum
  • Golden Rule
  • Oxford Health Plan
  • United Healthcare
  • All Savers
  • UMR
  • Wellfleet
  • United Healthcare UMR
  • UMR - United Medical Resources
  • UnitedHealthcare
  • Surest
  • United Healthcare Student Resources (UHCSR)
I offer online counseling in the following states:

At A Glance

  • Experience: 3 years of practice
  • Languages: English
  • Rate: $100 - 150/session


833-775-6252 Email Kristen
Resilience Lab
928 Broadway Suite 500
New York, NY 10010

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