Christina  Viera
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Christina Viera

She/Her/Hers

Mental Health Counselor - Limited Permit, MHC-LP Practice: Resilience Lab
New York Accepting Online
Tribeca Not Accepting In-person
Updated December 8, 2021

Specialties & Expertise

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

Professional statement

Christina Viera works with a broad spectrum of clients such as young adults, LGBTQPIA+ folks, individuals struggling with anxiety, depression, self-esteem related issues, PTSD, Gender identity, sexual identity, trauma and more.

Christina Viera’s approach to therapy is integrated, as she firmly believes everyone has their own unique human experience and as a result will have a therapeutic style that is designed and tailored for the individual. However, Christina Viera consistently practices CBT, Person Centered Therapy, Gestalt Therapy, SFT, Reality Therapy, Feminist Theory, and Motivational Interviewing. Christina Viera emphasizes our thoughts create our feelings, therefore, reframing our thoughts can produce feelings that work in our favor.

Christina Viera received her MS from Mercy College in Mental Health Counseling and interned for 1 year at GMHC where she worked with LGBTQPIA+ individuals living with HIV. While practicing at GMHC, Christina Viera co-facilitated group therapy sessions that addressed specific challenges for individuals living with HIV. She also has familiarity with individual clients who struggled with self-esteem, anxiety, depression and more. Furthermore, Christina Viera has knowledge in working with clients challenged with homelessness, suicidality, at risk youth, and individuals in crisis.

Logistic details (Remote Sessions)


Message to clients

Are you afraid or anxious to start therapy? Surprisingly, that is good! This is because growth can come from discomfort. When we remain comfortable, there are no opportunities for growth. I am here to not only empathize, remain non-judgmental to your own unique human experience, but also to challenge your self-limiting beliefs that keep you from achieving the life you envision. Whether you are struggling with anxiety, depression, self-esteem, LGBTQPIA+ related issues or more, I am here to be of service to you in a holistic manner that will address the many facets of your distinctive challenges. My hope is to work collaboratively with you, to assess your thoughts, feelings, beliefs and behaviors that may be impeding you from living life on your terms, while prioritizing your journey to 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+)
  • Teenagers (13-18)
  • Young adults (18-24)

Insurance

  • New School Student Insurance (United Healthcare Student Resources)
  • Oscar Health
  • Oxford Health Plans
  • United Healthcare
  • United Healthcare Student Health Plan

Out-of-pocket fees

  • Ongoing 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 - 5pm
  • Tue 9am- 5pm
  • Wed 9 am - 5pm
  • Thu Closed
  • Fri Closed
  • Sat Closed
  • Sun 9am-5pm

Tribeca practice
90 Church Street, Floor 1, New York, New York 10007-9998
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

Years of Experience: <1 year

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