Kristin Thomson Bader is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist with two offices in Midtown, Manhattan. She is a certified Harm Reduction Psychotherapy specialist who offers psychotherapy services to individuals, couples, families, and groups. She holds groups for family members of people in recovery, as well as harm reduction groups for individuals managing ambivalence around addiction.
Kristin is an expert in supporting partners and family members of individuals actively struggling with addiction or entering early recovery. She provides counseling and coaching to those who are navigating fear, anger, and uncertainty during very stressful times. Her background and training include psychodynamic and humanistic theory, Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT), Internal Family Systems (IFS), group work, motivational interviewing, as well as addictions, trauma, and couples work. She has a passion for psychology and is personally committed to her own growth, training, and expertise to better inform her practice.
Kristin sees clients of all ages and backgrounds for individual, couples, and family therapy. Her offices are conveniently located in mid-town East near Grand Central and her office hours are flexible.
Substance use - Reducing and preventing the negative impact of drug and alcohol use and addictions on physical, emotional, and relational health
Couples counseling - Addressing relationship challenges and life transitions; strengthening communication and feelings of security, desire, connection, and love
Family issues - Promoting communication and supporting family members to address challenges and reduce conflict and distress
Anxiety - Coping with excessive worry, nervousness, or stress; intense discomfort in social settings (social anxiety); sudden and intense feelings of panic (panic disorder)
Depression - Providing support and promoting healing through 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
Sexual issues - Addressing emotional, physical, and biological concerns related to sexual intimacy and functioning; education and skill building around topics such as erectile dysfunction, orgasms, low libido, shame, and history of abuse; improving communication to realize a fulfilling sex life
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Private Practice, 2013 - Present
New York Center For Living, Family Therapist, 2014 - 2017
Daytop Village, Psychotherapist, 2011 - 2013
Summit Malibu, 2010 - 2011
Antioch University, MA in Clinical Psychology, 2011
Columbia University, BA in English Literature, 1991