Stacy Donn Cristo is a holistic psychotherapist in Providence, RI who specializes in working with students, young adults, adults navigating early to midlife transitions and inquiries, artists, entrepreneurs and the highly sensitive person.
Clients often come to Stacy’s office for support with anxiety, depression, trauma, life transitions, exploring questions of identity and purpose, and challenges related to family of origin, cultural limitations and possible roadblocks. Stacy encourages clients to bring the body into therapy by incorporating grounding exercises, gentle yoga, reconnecting with the breath, building somatic awareness and the Internal Family Systems approach.
Stacy enjoys working with college students who are struggling to balance academic expectations with developing healthy self-care routines, finding their authentic voice and confidence with identity. As an artist, she also has deep expertise in working with creative professionals, as well as adults in early to midlife facing questions about what comes next in relationships, careers, purpose and identity.
Stacy’s goal is to provide a relaxed, comfortable space where clients can connect with their authentic selves and true nature and deep healing. She is passionate about helping clients heal painful past events and move forward to build meaningful relationships with themselves, their bodies, and their loved ones.
Holistic counseling - Healing through mind, body, and spirit
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
Mid-life existential, relationship, and career challenges - Navigating the challenges of mid-life
Artists' mental health - Understanding of highly creative minds; goal setting related to the artistic and creative process; support finding meaningful balance in one’s life
Career transitions and direction - Support around personal and professional growth; clarifying goals and steps to building a fulfilling career and meaningful work-life balance
Family issues - Moving from codependency to interdependency; emotional, physical, or substance abuse; not feeling respected, contemplating family of origin issues
Sexual identity - Questioning gender and sexuality; non-binary identification, transgender identification, queer identity, sexuality and power
Relationships - Feeling unsatisfied in your partnership; communication challenges; addressing issues of power and voice; contemplation of separation; questioning one’s place in the relationship; breakups, friendships, dating
Feminist psychology - Feminist psychology listens to and privileges the voices and experiences of those who have been defined as "other" by dominant cultures; shifts the value of knowledge claims from those of culturally appointed experts to the expertise of the oppressed
Internal Family Systems (IFS) - Increasing self-awareness by exploring the different sub-personalities or “parts” of the mind and nurturing and deepening the connection to the self
ADHD - Skill-building and support around organizational challenges, distracted attention, procrastination; building and maintaining healthy routines and structure; specializing in ADHD treatment for women
Adjustment - Support around adapting to new and/or challenging life circumstances; skill-building for improved stress management and reduction of anxiety
Codependency - Development of healthy boundaries in relationships; strategies for increasing individual self-esteem and autonomy; coping mechanisms for separation and individuation
Communication - Developing effective interpersonal skills in relationships with partners, families, and co-workers; using healthy methods of communication to convey needs and respond to others
Parenting - Helping parents develop and implement strategies to address challenges that arise throughout childrearing; managing stress and increasing support
Stacy Cristo is not in-network with any insurances.
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Frequency of sessions this provider offers to see clients once you are an established client.
**Please Note: My Sliding Scale is available for those clients who are able to make a twice per month or more commitment to therapy. You can see my fee structure here.
My fees are listed as cash and check payments. For credit cards there is an additional surcharge of $4-10.
I am able to offer you a Superbill if you have out-of-network benefits. Please note that high deductible plans may not be worth submission. Best to ask your Insurance company.
Years of Experience: 19 years
Private Practice, Holistic + Embodied Psychotherapist, 2006 - Present
Angell Street Psychiatry, Holistic fee-for-service Counselor, 2005 - 2006
NRI Community Mental Health Outpatient, Holistic Mental Health Counselor, 2004 - 2005
Homeless Outreach + Advocacy Project, Holistic Psychotherapist + Counselor, 2002 - 2004
IFS Level 1 Certification, Certificate of Level 1, 2021
Cape Cod Institute: Richard Schwartz, 15 credit hours, 2019
NICABM: Frontiers in the Treatment of Trauma, 12 credit hours, 2018
CES: Trauma Attachment & Yoga, 30 credit hours, 2017
Cape Cod Institute: Pat Ogden, 15 credit hours, 2016
NICABM: New Brain Science, 13 credit hours, 2014
Anodea Judith: Mind-Body Integration + healing the energy system, 44 credit hours, 2011
Cape Cod Institute: Pat Ogden, 15 credit hours, 2010
Cape Cod Institute: Bessel Van Der Kolk, 15 credit hours, 2009
Cape Cod Institute: Pat Ogden, 15 credit hours, 2009
Amy Weintraub: Yoga for Depression + Anxiety, Level One: 40 hours, 2007
The Institute for Existential-Psychoanalytic Therapy, One year Post Grad Intro to the Theories, 2004
Lesley University, MA, Expressive Therapies, 2002
Washington University, BFA, Printmaking, 1996
Stacy was very easy to talk to and demystified the process."