Kristina  Hamilton

Kristina Hamilton

Licensed Clinical Social Worker, LCSW

Master of Social Work, MSW

Accepting new clients with a 2 - 3 week wait for morning & daytime appointments; online sessions available for NY, FL, and VA residents (updated May 29, 2020)

Offers Online Sessions

Specialties & Expertise

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

Professional statement

Kristina Hamilton is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker who welcomes young adults and adults across the lifespan to her practice in Long Beach, NY.  In addition to in-office sessions, Kristina offers walk-and-talk sessions outdoors, as well as remote video sessions for busy professionals and parents.

Kristina provides specialized support in anxiety, trauma, and career and work stress, approaching each client’s concern through the lens of active mindfulness. Many of her clients are navigating significant transitions, such as adjusting to life during and after college or managing a move to New York City.

Kristina takes a holistic approach to treatment, tailoring her treatment plan to each client by spending time learning about their background and goals. She is trained in evidence-based cares such as Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), which provides clients with the tools to manage their stressors and adapt across various environments in healthy ways.

In addition to her general private practice, Kristina has an expertise in working with U.S. veterans and individuals in the NYC fire department, as well as their spouses and older children.

Kristina’s warmth and dedication set clients at ease in sessions, paving the way for collaboration and authentic internal growth throughout their time together. She looks forward to working with 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)
  • Ongoing sessions: $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