Kristen  Amato

Kristen Amato

She/Her/Hers

Licensed Master Social Worker, LMSW Practice: Resilience Lab Specialties Insurance & Fees Locations
New York Accepting Online

Please note that at this time, I'm unable to accept Medicare or Medicaid plans.

Updated January 31, 2024

Specialties & Expertise

  • Anxiety
  • Child mental health
  • Depression
  • Life transitions
  • Relationship issues
  • Self-esteem

Professional statement

As a Licensed Master Social Worker, Kristen works with clients of all ages and backgrounds. Her speciality focuses on clients facing life transitions, specifically the struggles, feelings and situations that arise during these phases of life.


Message to clients

My path to becoming a therapist began with my personal journey towards purpose and an understanding of self. I practice from a strengths-based perspective, helping clients recognize and utilize the tools and abilities they already possess to address challenges that arise in life. As we continue our work together, cognitive, behavioral, and psychodynamic methods, coupled with mindfulness, form the basis for our process. Together, we will devise manageable, strategic goals and a plan to get there. Each client is unique and there is no one size fits all approach. Flexibility, trust, and openness are key to the experience.


Specialties

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

Child mental health - Specialized strategies for common childhood disorders including attention issues, attachment problems, behavioral disorders, learning disorders, autism spectrum diagnoses, and feeding or elimination issues.

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

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

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




Clientele

  • Adults (24+)
  • Children (<12)
  • Families
  • Seniors (65+)
  • Teenagers (13-18)
  • Young adults (18-24)

Insurance

  • Aetna
  • Aetna International
  • Aetna Student Health Insurance
  • All Savers Insurance Company
  • Allied Benefit Systems
  • Cigna
  • Golden Rule Insurance Company
  • Harvard Pilgrim
  • Meritain Health
  • Nippon Life Benefits
  • Optum
  • Oxford Health Plans
  • Surest (formerly Bind)
  • Trustmark
  • Tufts Health Plan
  • UMR
  • United Healthcare
  • United Healthcare Student Health Plan
  • Wellfleet

Out-of-pocket fees

  • Individual sessions: $150 (60min)
  • 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 9am - 7pm
  • Tue 8am - 6pm
  • Wed 9am - 7pm
  • Thu 8am - 6pm
  • Fri 9am - 7pm
  • Sat Closed
  • Sun Closed

Work and Education

Years of Experience: 3 years

Resilience Lab, Therapist, 2024 - Present

Hunter College, Masters, 2022


Licensure

New York: 118277


Languages

English