Kristina  Hamilton

Kristina Hamilton

Licensed Clinical Social Worker, LCSW

Master of Social Work, MSW

Accepting new clients for morning, afternoon, & daytime appointments in Long Beach practice (updated November 10, 2019)

Accepting new clients for morning, afternoon, & daytime appointments in Online therapy (New York) practice (updated November 17, 2019)


Specialties & Expertise

  • Trauma
  • Anxiety
  • Mindfulness
  • College & graduate student mental health
  • Career counseling
  • Parenting

Professional statement

Kristina Hamilton is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in Long Beach, NY who specializes in trauma, anxiety, mindfulness, college and graduate student mental health, career counseling, and parenting. She also has extensive experience working with individuals who are navigating major transitions as well as professional firefighters and veterans and/or their spouses and older children. In addition to in-office sessions, Kristina also offers walk-and-talk sessions outdoors. Licensed in New York and FIorida, Kristina provides remote video sessions for busy professionals and parents.

Kristina is trained in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) and Cognitive Processing Therapy (CPT). She is also trained in Prolonged Exposure Therapy. While these are more structured approaches, she tailors her treatment plan to each client by spending time learning about their background and goals. She also takes a holistic approach and frequently integrates mindfulness practices into sessions in addition to Acceptance & Commitment Therapy (ACT) skill-building activities.

Kristina supports her clients and helps them heal from the trauma they are experiencing. Her warmth and dedication are apparent the moment clients walk through her doors. Before going into private practice, she worked with The New York City Fire Department in varied clinical settings, as well as with United States active-duty service members and Marines, veterans and their families. Her office is located steps from the Long Beach station. She looks forward to meeting you.


Message to clients

It's helpful to find someone who you can relate to and explore your feelings, challenges and goals. I enjoy working with people who are adjusting to changes and challenges in their life. Let's work together to best support you on your journey.


Specialties

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)

Mindfulness - Developing practices to encourage a state of active, open attention on the present

College & graduate student mental health - Specialized strategies for common issues of young adulthood, including school and career stressors, support around healthy relationships, existential concerns, drug or alcohol issues, eating disorders, and anxiety and/or depression

Career counseling - Support around personal and professional growth; clarifying goals and steps to building a fulfilling career and meaningful work-life balance

Parenting - Helping parents develop and implement strategies to address challenges that arise throughout childrearing; managing stress and increasing support


General expertise



Out-of-pocket fees

  • Ongoing sessions: $150 (60min)
  • Sliding scale: $90 - $150
  • Individual counseling session: $75 (30min)
  • Telehealth secure messaging only plan: $200 (per month)

Therapist's note

Kristina can provide you with paperwork for your insurance company if you are seeking out-of-network reimbursement.


Location(s)

Remote video therapy sessions offered? Yes

Long Beach practice

120 West Park Avenue

Long Beach, NY 11561

Hours
  • Mon 8:00am-3:00pm
  • Tue 8:00am-3:00pm
  • Wed 8:00am-3:00pm
  • Thu 8:00am-3:00pm
  • Fri 8:00am-3:00pm
  • Sat Closed
  • Sun Closed

Online therapy (New York) practice
Hours
  • Mon 8:00am-3:00pm
  • Tue 8:00am-3:00pm
  • Wed 8:00am-3:00pm
  • Thu 8:00am-3:00pm
  • Fri 8:00am-3:00pm
  • Sat Closed
  • Sun Closed

Work and Education

Private Practice, Present
Friends Of Firefighters, 2014 - Present
Dept of Veteran Affairs Post Deployment Clinic, 2009 - 2014
FDNY Counseling Service Unit, 2007 - 2009
FDNY WTC Center for Excellence, 2005 - 2007

Adelphi University, MSW, 2007
Adelphi University, BSW, 2005


Languages

  • English

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