Christina  Viera
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Christina Viera

She/Her/Hers

Mental Health Counselor - Limited Permit, MHC-LP Practice: Resilience Lab Specialties Insurance & Fees Locations
New York Accepting Online
Flatiron District Not Accepting In-person
Updated July 7, 2023

Specialties & Expertise

  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Gender identity & transgender health
  • LGBTQIA, gender, and sexuality topics
  • Body image
  • Self-esteem

Professional statement

Christina works with adults struggling with anxiety, depression, and trauma. One of her specialties is working with LGBTQ+ populations. As a transgender woman, Christina understands and empathizes with her clients’ lived experiences. Some common things she works on with clients include gender and identity, dating challenges, kink, polyamory, social justice issues, and self acceptance.

During therapy with Christina, clients explore and get curious about how past events relate to their present day thoughts, feelings, and behaviors. Christina then uses Cognitive Behavioral Therapy to reframe their thoughts and behaviors as well as EMDR to help process trauma when needed.

Christina’s vision is to create a world where mental health challenges are no longer taboo, but rather symbolic of strength and self care. By empowering individuals and supporting them on their journey toward wellness, Christina is working to make that vision a reality.


Message to clients

Are you afraid or anxious to start therapy? Surprisingly, that’s good! Growth comes from discomfort and there are no opportunities for growth inside our comfort zones. I’m here not only to empathize, but also to challenge self-limiting beliefs that are holding you back from the life you envision.

Whether you’re struggling with anxiety, depression, self-esteem, LGBTQPIA+ related issues or more, my holistic approach to therapy will address the many facets of your challenges. Let’s collaborate to assess your thoughts, feelings, beliefs and behaviors so you can live life on your own terms and prioritize your personal growth.


Specialties

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

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

Gender identity & transgender health - Exploring gender identity, including trans, non-binary, and gender variant identities; support throughout the process of transition

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

Body image - Development of skills for handling negative thoughts about physical appearance; building habits of more positive self-talk and self-perception.

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




Clientele

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

Insurance

  • Aetna
  • Aetna International
  • Aetna Student Health Insurance
  • All Savers Insurance Company
  • Allied Benefit Systems
  • Cigna
  • Golden Rule Insurance Company
  • Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey
  • MVP Healthcare
  • Meritain Health
  • New School Student Insurance (United Healthcare Student Resources)
  • Nippon Life Benefits
  • Optum
  • Oxford Health Plans
  • Surest (formerly Bind)
  • Trustmark
  • UMR
  • United Healthcare
  • United Healthcare Shared Services
  • University of California Berkeley Student Health Insurance (Wellfleet Student)
  • Wellfleet

Out-of-pocket fees

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

Additional session information

Out-of-network billing options

This provider can support you in getting reimbursement from your insurance company if you are seeking out-of-network reimbursement. Here are the out-of-network billing options they provide:

  • Courtesy billing
Payment options
  • Credit Card
  • Debit Card
Session frequency

Frequency of sessions this provider offers to see clients once you are an established client.

  • Weekly

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 9am-7pm
  • Tue 9am-7pm
  • Wed 9am-7pm
  • Thu 9am-7pm
  • Fri Closed
  • Sat Closed
  • Sun Closed

Flatiron District practice
928 Broadway, New York, New York 10010
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 Closed
  • Tue Closed
  • Wed Closed
  • Thu Closed
  • Fri Closed
  • Sat Closed
  • Sun Closed

Work and Education

Years of Experience: 2 years

Resilience Lab , Clinician, 2021 - Present
Covenant House, Resident Advisor, 2018 - Present
GMHC, Mental Health Clinician Intern, 2020 - 2021

Mercy College, MS Mental Health Counseling, 2021


Licensure

New York: 112543-01


Languages

English