Dialectical Behavioral Therapy is a skills based therapy focused on helping clients become more self aware and mindful of their emotional experiences, build strong and healthy relationships, master communication skills, more efficiently regulate their emotions, and build concrete skills to tolerate distress in times of crisis. Everyone can benefit from learning DBT skills. This therapy group is aimed at teaching these skills in an easy to understand way while also allowing space to process what is it like to actually practice the skills in the day to day. Group therapy is so special, because the peer support helps create an environment that combines learning, validation, and emotional support in a safe and nonjudgmental way. Hearing others have similar experiences to you can normalize things in your life that you may have always feared were "abnormal". This can be such a powerful and healing experience. Contact me for more information about individual or group DBT. The only requirement of this group is to have a therapist for individual therapy you are consistently seeing. This group is meant to be an added support and resource to your individual work. This group is also for ages 25-40.
Kristen Quinones is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in New York City. Kristen works with adults who are looking to build more authenticity in their lives. She helps them by empowering her clients to put their values into action and by teaching them skills to redefine their emotional experience of the world. Many of Kristen’s clients come in when they are experiencing high anxiety, feeling uncertain about how to navigate difficult situations or their relationships, are at a crossroads in their lives during a major transition, or are struggling to cope with life stress. Kristen is particularly passionate about serving the New York community as they navigate life stress and anxiety. Kristen has advanced training in Generalized Anxiety, Panic Attacks, and OCD.
Kristen is trained in Psychodynamic, Cognitive Behavioral, and Dialectical Behavioral therapies which give her the background to incorporate skills based work and processing into sessions. This approach supports clients to strengthen their overall mental health and relationship to themselves.
Kristen’s style is interactive, engaging, and supportive. When a client first comes in, Kristen takes the time to get to know them and creates a non-judgmental and supportive space to explore therapeutic needs. Kristen is dedicated to providing a safe and professional relationship that is genuine and caring.
Kristen received her Master in Social Work at Fordham University and Bachelors in Psychology at SUNY Binghamton University. Kristen gained experience as a psychotherapist in previous counseling and group practice work, where she not only worked with clients but also provided clinical supervision to other clinicians. Outside of private practice, Kristen enjoys quality time with others, time in nature, learning about spirituality, and trying different NYC based coffees.