Kristina  Baktis
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Kristina Baktis

She/Her/Hers

Licensed Creative Arts Therapist, LCAT Board-Certified Registered Art Therapist, ATR-BC Specialties Insurance & Fees Locations
Princeton Not Accepting In-person

This therapist is currently not accepting new clients. Find available New Jersey therapists on Zencare.

Updated December 18, 2023

Specialties & Expertise

  • Mood disorders
  • Post-traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
  • Trauma
  • Anxiety
  • Autism spectrum disorder

Professional statement

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 helping adults cope with life stressors, depression, anxiety and trauma.

As an art therapist, Kristina centers conversations about emotions and mental health around art. She finds that with 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.


Specialties

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

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

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

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




Clientele

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

Insurance

  • Aetna
  • Cigna

Out-of-pocket fees

  • Individual sessions: $150 (50min)

Additional session information

Out-of-network billing options

This provider can support you in getting reimbursement from your insurance company if you are seeking out-of-network reimbursement. Here are the out-of-network billing options they provide:

  • Super billing
  • Courtesy billing
  • Direct billing
Payment options
  • Cash
  • Check
  • Credit Card
  • Debit Card
  • Venmo
  • Zelle
Session frequency

Frequency of sessions this provider offers to see clients once you are an established client.

  • Weekly
  • Every other week
  • As needed

Location(s)

Princeton practice
475 Wall St, Princeton, New Jersey 08540
Not accepting new clients in-person
Currently Available Times
  • Morning (Before 10am)
  • Daytime (10am - 1pm)
  • Afternoon (1pm - 5pm)
  • Evening (After 5pm)
  • Weekends
Regular Hours
  • Mon 5:30pm -8:00pm
  • Tue 5:30pm -8:00pm
  • Wed 5:30pm -8:00pm
  • Thu 5:30pm -8:00pm
  • Fri 5:30pm -8:00pm
  • Sat Closed
  • Sun Closed

Work and Education

Years of Experience: 13 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


Licensure

New York: 001626

New Jersey: 16LP00007900


Languages

English