Christina Nicole Smith

Christina Nicole Smith


Mental Health Counselor - Limited Permit, MHC-LP Specialties Insurance & Fees Locations
New York Accepting Online
Updated October 13, 2023

Specialties & Expertise

  • Communication issues
  • Life coaching
  • Relationship issues
  • Self-esteem
  • Burnout

Professional statement

As a pre-licensed professional in mental health, Christina has had multiple experiences that have influenced her work in private practice. Her education and experience have led her to develop a unique set of skills that see the whole person within their environment. Her practice has roots in all major schools of psychological theory, but she primarily practices through an attachment-based and Internal Family Systems lens, with a balanced approach of somatic and talk therapy. It is through this model that she examines the influence of past and present life experiences that contribute to the emotional, behavioral, and mental challenges her clients are facing. Whether her client is a child or an adult, she will work together with her clients to find a rhythm of therapy that encourages growth and discovery. Clients will leave her office with a toolbox filled with skills to face all that life has to offer.

Message to clients

I will meet you where you are, and encourage you to speak candidly about the issues that are causing you distress. This in turn, comes with the power to make real lasting changes. I am dedicated to helping you create the integrated, healthy, and aligned life you deserve. I will encourage you to find balance, address your emotions, and create lasting change.

We will create a safe space where you can freely explore the difficulties you have faced in your life, whether that is depression, anxiety, relationship issues, or even trauma. As you gain trust in me, I hope you see me as someone you can rely on that is always there for you when things get tough.

I will help you answer the deep questions you have always had about your life, like where your feelings come from and why you feel so anxious. I will encourage you to find balance, address your emotions, and create lasting change. I hope to create a relaxed, inviting atmosphere where we can face the challenges of adulthood together.


Communication issues - Developing effective interpersonal skills in relationships withpartners, families, and co-workers; using healthy methods of communication to convey needs and respond to others

Life coaching - Identifying intentions and implementing strategies to build resilience and work towards one’s personal, health, or career goals

Relationship issues - Understanding one’s wants and needs in relationships; exploring patterns of interaction, addressing concerns, and strengthening satisfaction in relationships and dating

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

Burnout - Managing and recovering from stressors that lead to feelings of decreased motivation and disconnection from the self; practicing effective self-care and finding ways to relax both physically and mentally


  • Adults (24+)
  • Teenagers (13-18)


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

Out-of-pocket fees

  • Individual sessions: $150 (60min)
  • Sliding scale: $100 - $150


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 - 2pm
  • Tue Closed
  • Wed 9am - 1pm
  • Thu 11am - 6pm
  • Fri 9.30am - 2.30pm
  • Sat Closed
  • Sun Closed

Work and Education

Years of Experience: 4 years

Resilience Lab, Therapist, 2023 - Present

NYU, Masters, 2021


New York: P112472