Kristina Altomari, Therapist in Boston, Massachusetts — Zencare
Kristina  Altomari

Kristina Altomari

She/Her/Hers

Licensed Clinical Social Worker, LCSW
Massachusetts Accepting Online
Church Green Not Accepting In-person
Updated September 21, 2022

Specialties & Expertise

  • Adolescent mental health
  • Anxiety
  • Family issues
  • Life transitions
  • Relationship issues
  • Trauma

Professional statement

Kristina Altomari is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker located in Boston, MA. Kristina enjoys working with young people who are finding the transition into adulthood challenging. Many of Kristina’s clients feel overwhelmed at the thought of their daily routines. They also have anxiety about making important decisions such as what to major in at school, where to find their first job, and how to set their lives up. Kristina works with clients whose mental health takes them to dark places. She partners with them to give them hope that the future can be joyful, meaningful, and spent with loved ones.



Kristina approaches therapy from a client-centered perspective. She collaborates with clients as they lead the conversation, allowing them to talk about whatever is on their mind. Clients talk openly about their feelings, thoughts, plans, and their current roadblocks. Kristina uses an evidence-based therapy modality called Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT) with clients whose mental health leads to devastating symptoms. DBT, paired with Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), offers clients useful coping skills that can de-escalate distress. Kristina teaches clients how to ground themselves, communicate more clearly with others, and avoid harmful thought patterns. Clients leave therapy with tools to use in their daily lives as they work on managing their emotions.



Kristina earned a Master’s degree in Social Work from Boston College School of Social Work. She provides individualized therapy services for clients, and takes a strengths-based lens to her interactions. She believes that everyone functions with best intentions, and helps clients identify and internalize their personal strengths.


Specialties

Adolescent mental health - Working with adolescents, teenagers, and parents on social, academic, and/or emotional challenges throughout teenage years; addressing anxiety, family conflicts, peer relationships, school stress, transition to college, social media pressures, self-esteem, hopelessness about the future, emotional disregulation

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

Family issues - Promoting communication and supporting family members to address challenges and reduce conflict and distress

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

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




Clientele

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

Insurance

Kristina Altomari 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: $200 (45min)

Location(s)

Online Sessions (Massachusetts)
Accepting new clients online
Currently Available Times
  • Morning (Before 10am)
  • Daytime (10am - 1pm)
  • Afternoon (1pm - 5pm)
  • Evening (After 5pm)
  • Weekends
Regular Hours
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Church Green practice
Not accepting new clients in-person
Currently Available Times
  • Morning (Before 10am)
  • Daytime (10am - 1pm)
  • Afternoon (1pm - 5pm)
  • Evening (After 5pm)
  • Weekends
Regular Hours
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Work and Education

Years of Experience: <1 year



Licensure

Massachusetts: 228213


Languages

English