Kristen  McKee
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Kristen McKee

She/Her/Hers

Licensed Clinical Social Worker, LCSW Master of Social Work, MSW Specialties Insurance & Fees Locations
New York, Rhode Island Accepting Online
Updated February 17, 2024

Specialties & Expertise

  • Anxiety
  • College & graduate student mental health
  • Depression
  • Relationship issues
  • Trauma
  • Clinical supervision

Professional statement

Kristen is a Contemplative Therapist who integrates Eastern and Western modalities. Her goal is to inspire others to recognize and actualize their potential by building on strengths and identifying, exploring, and overcoming obstacles to growth.

The contemplative approach is well suited for people who are curious about themselves and have a willingness to openly and honestly connect with their strengths as well as their vulnerabilities. Compassion, mindfulness, and authenticity are essential to the healing process as these qualities motivate awareness and bring us closer to ourselves and to each other.

Though Kristen’s contemplative approach embodies a Buddhist perspective and utilizes spiritual technologies, it does not endorse or warrant adherence to spiritual dogma. Instead, it facilitates access to the inner spirit and wisdom within all of us. Compassion for self and others, flexibility in thinking, and a readiness to contemplate perspective are key facets of this process.

Kristen’s synthesis of Tibetan Buddhism and Western Psychology encourages the creation of a sacred space where individuals can make contact with the darkest and lightest aspects of themselves free of the self-judgment and criticism that are so prevalent in Western culture. Individuals can feel supported and empowered as they begin to chart their own path towards self-liberation and healing. Kristen’s thoughtful integration of East and West provides tools that can be utilized to heal everyday disturbances as well as deep trauma.

Kristen offers weekly therapy sessions based on individuals needs. Please reach out to schedule an appointment or consultation.


Specialties

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

College & graduate student mental health - Specialized strategies for common issues of young adulthood, including school and career stressors, support around healthy relationships, existential concerns, drug or alcohol issues, eating disorders, and anxiety and/or depression.

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

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

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

Clinical supervision - Offering professional supervision services for clinicians




Clientele

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

Insurance

Kristen McKee is not in-network with any insurances.

Read about the benefits of seeing an out-of-network provider here.


Out-of-pocket fees

  • Individual sessions: $225 (45min)
  • Sliding scale: $160 - $225

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 1:00-7:00
  • Tue 1:00-7:00
  • Wed 1:00-7:00
  • Thu 1:00-7:00
  • Fri 1:00-7:00
  • Sat Please inquire about hours
  • Sun Please inquire about hours

Online Sessions (Rhode Island)
Accepting new clients online
Currently Available Times
  • Morning (Before 10am)
  • Daytime (10am - 1pm)
  • Afternoon (1pm - 5pm)
  • Evening (After 5pm)
  • Weekends
Regular Hours
  • Mon 1:00-7:00
  • Tue 1:00-7:00
  • Wed 1:00-7:00
  • Thu 1:00-7:00
  • Fri Please inquire about hours
  • Sat Please inquire about hours
  • Sun Please inquire about hours

Work and Education

Years of Experience: 10 years


Nalanda Insititute , Contemplative Psychotherapy, 2017
NYU, MSW, 2014
Yoga Therapy/Training, Yoga Alliance, 2008
Montessori Education Center of the Rockies, Montessori Training, 2003
Johns Hopkins University, BA Anthropology/ Spanish , 1999


Licensure

New York: 088971-01

Rhode Island: ISW03737


Languages

English