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Christie Cunningham(She/Her/Hers)

Licensed Clinical Social Worker, LCSW
New York
Anxiety - Depression- Existential crisis & challenges- LGBTQIA, gender, & sexuality topics- Life transitions-
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Professional statement

Christie Cunningham is a licensed, person-centered therapist who works to create a space where you can be unapologetically yourself. She provides compassionate and affirming support to individuals navigating the complexities of life, including dealing with depression and anxiety, navigating significant life transitions, and exploring gender identity and sexual orientation.

Christie’s Feminist Therapy approach is rooted in understanding, respect, and empowerment. She offers a safe and nonjudgmental environment where you can explore your thoughts and feelings openly. You’ll work together to identify your strengths and cultivate a sense of authenticity and self-acceptance. Working from a perspective of cultural humility and drawing from evidence-based practices, she tailors therapy to meet your specific needs and goals. She commits to providing you with the support you need to thrive in all aspects of your life.

The goal in Christie’s work is to help clients identify their individual values - anything that will help a client feel a sense of purpose or meaning in their life - work through any obstacles that they are experiencing – both internal and external – and take steps towards those values. She has specific experience working with LGBTQ+ individuals (particularly transgender and non-binary individuals), activists, artists, caregivers and teachers.

For transgender and non-binary individuals seeking support in medical transitioning, Christie can work with you to explore that and provide any support you need in the process (including letters as needed).

Message to clients

I look forward to having the opportunity to work with you to help you try to make a meaningful, fulfilling life for yourself. I work from a non-judgmental, empowering perspective, exploring the stories and narratives that might be interfering with your fulfillment and providing tools and skills that can help you work through them. I practice from a Feminist Therapy perspective, which means that I don't see client's as "patients" who I need to "treat," but rather as human beings who have their experiences and are often trying to deal with unreasonable circumstances in the best way that they can.

If you are interested in finding out more, please contact me and we can schedule a free, 15-minute consultation.

Work and Education

Droste Mental Health Services, Therapist
Christie Cunningham Therapy, Therapist/Owner

NYU Silver School of Social Work, MSW, 2018
North Carolina State University, BA, 1993


New York: 106595-01




Anxiety - Coping with excessive worry, nervousness, or stress; intense discomfort in social settings (social anxiety); sudden and intense feelings of panic (panic disorder)

Depression - Providing support and promoting healing of hopelessness, low motivation and energy, sadness, irritability, sleep disturbance, and loss of interest and pleasure in life

Existential crisis & challenges - Supportive exploration of meaning and purpose in one’s life; finding one’s path in the face of existential anxiety, dread, and feelings of meaninglessness

LGBTQIA, gender, & sexuality topics - Exploring topics of sexuality, gender, and identity; coping with discrimination and oppression; navigating relationship, family, and cultural challenges

Life transitions - Coping with difficult or impactful life changes, such as moving to a new area, relationship transitions, child rearing, or career changes; learning self-care to better manage resulting stress


  • Adults (24+)
  • Young adults (18-24)

Locations & Hours


  • Aetna
  • All Savers Insurance Company
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • GEHA
  • Harvard Pilgrim
  • Medicare
  • Meritain Health
  • Optum
  • Oscar Health
  • Oxford Health Plans
  • Surest (formerly Bind)
  • UMR
  • United Healthcare
  • United Healthcare Shared Services
  • United Healthcare Student Health Plan

Out-of-pocket fees

  • Individual sessions:$160 (45min)
  • Sliding scale:$90 - $160
  • Initial session:$160 (45min)

Book a Free Initial Consultation

The practice will call you for a free 10min phone call to discuss your needs and ensure a match!

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