Christina DelBene, Therapist in New York, New York — Zencare
Christina  DelBene

Christina DelBene

She/Her/Hers

Licensed Master Social Worker, LMSW Practice: Resilience Lab
New York Accepting Online
Flatiron District Not Accepting In-person
Updated July 29, 2022

Specialties & Expertise

  • Cultural adjustment
  • Domestic violence
  • Life transitions
  • Self-esteem
  • Trauma
  • Women's issues

Professional statement

Christina DelBene is a Licensed Master Social Worker whose work is grounded in promoting spaces for individual and community care, self-love and healing. As a therapist, Christina creates a collaborative and affirming environment to support clients in meeting their goals; always approaching working together with humility and curiosity. Her therapeutic style is centered primarily in psychodynamic and social justice-based frameworks. These frameworks integrate the value of individual history, emotional processes, and the inherent wholeness and autonomy of every human being.

Many of Christina’s clients have found themselves navigating feelings of stress and anxiety, experiencing difficulty relating to life transitions, coping with trauma and abuse, or struggling with self-acceptance. She supports clients by guiding them into deeper understanding of the root causes of these feelings and experiences, exploring their impact on how they see and care for themselves, move through the world, and engage in relationships with others.

Christina’s experience prior to becoming a therapist has been in social justice and advocacy work with survivors of intimate partner violence, as well as with asylum-seekers and refugees who have been displaced as a result of violence and oppression. In her therapeutic practice, Christina draws on this experience and approaches her work through a human rights and trauma-informed lens—validating the impacts of past experiences on the present, and the harm our societal systems can cause to individual well-being.

Christina is currently practicing remotely and welcoming new clients.


Specialties

Cultural adjustment - Acclimating to a new environment; managing stress and coping with feelings of loss and separation from familiar people and places

Domestic violence - Caring support along the pathway to safety, wellbeing, and healing for those surviving a partner’s abusive attempts to control one’s thoughts, beliefs, and actions

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

Self-esteem - Cultivating self-compassion, assertiveness, and confidence; developing ways to reduce suffering, anxiety, social withdrawal, and self-neglect

Trauma - Coping and healing after threatening or scary events, such as witnessing accidents or experiencing sexual, verbal, emotional, or physical abuse

Women's issues - Therapy tailored to common concerns among women; providing a safe and understanding space to address life challenges, stressors, and questions around identity as a woman




Clientele

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

Insurance

  • Aetna
  • Aetna International
  • Aetna Student Health Insurance
  • All Savers Insurance Company
  • AllWays Health Partners (formerly Neighborhood Health)
  • Allied Benefit Systems
  • Golden Rule Insurance Company
  • Harvard Pilgrim
  • Humana
  • Meritain Health
  • New School Student Insurance (United Healthcare Student Resources)
  • Optum
  • Oxford Health Plans
  • Trustmark
  • UMR
  • United Healthcare
  • United Healthcare Shared Services

Out-of-pocket fees

  • Individual sessions: $150 (45min)
  • Sliding scale: $100 - $150

Location(s)

Online Sessions (New York)
Accepting new clients online
Currently Available Times
  • Morning (Before 10am)
  • Daytime (10am - 1pm)
  • Afternoon (1pm - 5pm)
  • Evening (After 5pm)
  • Weekends
Regular Hours
  • Mon 10am-7pm
  • Tue 10am-7pm
  • Wed Closed
  • Thu 11am-7pm
  • Fri 10am-7pm
  • Sat Please inquire about hours
  • Sun Closed

Flatiron District practice
Not accepting new clients in-person
Currently Available Times
  • Morning (Before 10am)
  • Daytime (10am - 1pm)
  • Afternoon (1pm - 5pm)
  • Evening (After 5pm)
  • Weekends
Regular Hours
  • Mon Please inquire about hours
  • Tue Please inquire about hours
  • Wed Please inquire about hours
  • Thu Please inquire about hours
  • Fri Please inquire about hours
  • Sat Please inquire about hours
  • Sun Please inquire about hours

Work and Education

We Are Not Afraid Community Center, Food Programs & Case Management Intern, 2020 - 2021
Helpmate Domestic Violence Agency, Shelter & Court Advocate, 2016 - 2018

CUNY - Silberman School of Social Work, MSW, 2021
Western Carolina University, BSW, 2017


Licensure

New York: 116023-01


Languages

English