She/Her/HersLicensed Clinical Social Worker, LCSW Specialties • Insurance & Fees • Locations
Kristina Altomari is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker located in Boston, MA. Kristina enjoys helping clients experience decreased anxiety, improved confidence and coping resources during times of stress and transition, and 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 supports clients whose mental health takes them to dark places, and partners with them to give them hope to build a future where they feel more connected to themselves and others, more comfortable in their own skin, and more in touch with a sense of meaning and joy in their lives.
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. She invites clients to talk openly about their feelings, thoughts, plans, and their current roadblocks. Kristina integrates principles from evidence-based therapy modalities called Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT) and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), offering clients useful coping skills that can de-escalate distress. Kristina teaches clients how to ground themselves, communicate more clearly with others, and interrupt and shift 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.
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
Kristina Altomari is not in-network with any insurances.
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Years of Experience: 1 year
Bela Luz Health, Staff Cliniican, 2022 - Present
Boston College School of Social Work, Master's in Social Work, 2022