She/Her/HersLicensed Creative Arts Therapist, LCAT Board-Certified Registered Art Therapist, ATR-BC Specialties • Insurance & Fees • Locations
Kristina Baktis is a Licensed Creative Arts Therapist and Board Certified Registered Art Therapist located in Princeton, NJ. Kristina enjoys working with teenagers, young adults, and adults. Many of Kristina’s clients feel stuck in their lives but aren’t sure how to talk about this feeling. They want to make a change but aren’t sure how, whether that’s ceasing a harmful behavior like drinking or overcoming a mental block in their professional lives. Kristina is passionate about working with neurodivergent people and those who have past experiences with trauma.
As an art therapist, Kristina centers conversations about emotions and mental health around art. She finds that through art, clients can express themselves through symbolism, metaphor, and creativity, which can bring them to deeper introspection. Kristina encourages clients to set mental health goals for themselves, and in session will check on progress towards these goals. Clients learn coping strategies that they can bring with them into the various contexts of their lives. These coping strategies can be helpful in avoiding or decreasing distress.
Kristina earned a Master’s degree from the Pratt Institute. She has over ten years of experience working with clients and sees therapy as a brave space where clients can grow, heal, and learn more about themselves.
Autism spectrum disorder - Support understanding the diagnosis and related challenges and strengths; skill-building in areas of daily routine, transitions, coping with overwhelming sensory experiences, social skills, and emotion identification and regulation
Post-traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) - Healing painful experiences and memories from the past
Trauma - Coping and healing after threatening or scary events, such as witnessing accidents or experiencing sexual, verbal, emotional, or physical abuse
Veterans' issues - Coping with reactions of exposure to life-threatening or traumatic events; supporting veterans and their families adjusting to civilian life
Mood disorders - Clinical depression, persistent depression, bipolar disorder, and other mood disorders that cause disturbances in the client's mood, causing mood swings, restless sleep, and/or elevated mood
Complex PTSD (C-PTSD) - Recovering from the impact of long-term, repeated traumatic events, such as emotional abuse and neglect
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Years of Experience: 12 years
Penn Medicine Princeton House Behavioral Health, Senior Allied Clinical Therapist, 2021 - Present
Art Therapy Supervisor, 2016 - Present
Hackensack Meridian Health Carrier Clinic, Senior Group Counselor, 2018 - 2021
League Education and Treatment Center, Art Therapist, 2011 - 2017
Heart Song, Art Therapist, 2011 - 2013
Kint Institute, Level I Certificate, The Arts and Trauma Treatment, 2020
Pratt Institute, MPS Art Therapy and Creativity Development, 2011
Richmond the American International University in London, BA Art, Design, and Media, 2005
New York: 001626
New Jersey: 16LP00007900