Kristy  Fitzgerald

Kristy Fitzgerald

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, LMFT

Accepting new clients for daytime appointments in Flatiron District practice (updated November 17, 2019)


Specialties & Expertise

  • Substance use
  • Trauma
  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Couples counseling
  • Family issues
  • Young adult issues
  • Parenting

Professional statement

Kristy Fitzgerald is a Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist in Flatiron, Manhattan specializing in relationships, family challenges, substance use, and trauma. She enjoys working with young professionals as they navigate the pressures of the working world, define the kinds of relationships they hope to be in, discover their identity separate from their family of origin, and make peace with traumatic past events. Kristy helps her clients gain insight into self-defeating patterns and thrive through self-exploration.

Kristy’s particular area of expertise is in addiction recovery. She helps clients explore the impact of substance use on their relationships and gradually reduce use over time by replacing substances with sustainable coping mechanisms. She also works with many trauma survivors and utilizes Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) to help clients heal at a comfortable pace.

Kristy offers individual, family, and couples counseling. She strives to develop a strong therapeutic relationship with her clients and fosters a safe, supportive environment that facilitates self-development. Her office is located in Flatiron, nearby the East 23rd Street and 28th Street metro stations.


Message to clients

The decision to seek support can be a daunting one, which is why being a match for your specific needs is so important. I believe the foundation of effective therapy is developing a trusting relationship, and offering a safe and supportive environment, that fosters growth through self exploration and acknowledgement. I love to see clients gain insight, breakthrough old patterns, and ultimately thrive and feel empowered in doing so.


Specialties

Substance use - Prevent and reduce challenges related to tobacco, marijuana, and/or alcohol, such as anxiety, depression, and challenges in relationships

Trauma - Including dealing with past sexual assault, childhood trauma, environmental trauma (e.g. witnessing/experiencing violence), PTSD (post-traumatic stress disorder)

Depression - Sleep and energy disruption, overall mood disturbance, inability to enjoy yourself, and difficulty being motivated, amongst many other symptoms

Anxiety - Generalized anxiety, social anxiety, panic attacks

Couples counseling - Improving communication and problem solving skills with couples from all gender and sexual identities

Family issues - Includes helping parents with their own issues within the context of supporting children; helping young adults navigate family issues

Young adult issues - Navigating challenges related to family of origin, identity formation, peer and romantic relationships, and shifting expectations and responsibilities as an emerging adult

Parenting - Helping parents with their own issues within the context of supporting children


General expertise


Insurance

Kristy Fitzgerald is not in-network with any insurances.

Read about the benefits of seeing an out-of-network provider here.


Out-of-pocket fees

  • Ongoing sessions: $250 (45min)
  • Sliding scale: $200 - $250
  • Couples sessions: $300 (60min)
  • Family sessions: $300 (60min)

Therapist's note

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


Location(s)

Flatiron District practice

1115 Broadway

Floor 11

New York, NY 10010

Hours
  • Mon 10:00am-9:00pm
  • Tue 8:00am-9:00pm
  • Wed 7:30am-5:00pm
  • Thu 10:00am-5:00pm
  • Fri Closed
  • Sat Closed
  • Sun Closed

Work and Education

Private Practice, 2014 - Present

New York Center for Living, Therapist, 2016 - 2017

LIU, Adjunct Professor, 2013 - 2014

Mercy College, MA Marriage and Family Therapy, 2010

Florida State University, BA, 2003


Languages

  • English