Kristen Acciari, LICSW, CYT

Approach to treatment:

Kristen's approach to treatment is centered around understanding the deeper meaning and messages in each individual's presenting symptoms and challenges. Together, you will examine repeating patterns to gain clearer self-understanding by exploring themes of symbolism and connection. Kristen believes in the spiritual, creative nature of human beings, and is passionate about helping individuals align with the fullest expression of their unique gifts. 

A long-time practitioner of yoga, Kristen completed her 200-hour yoga teacher certification in 2014 to add another dimension to her therapeutic work. Kristen pulls from her experiences and training as appropriate to meet each client where he or she is.

 

Specialties & expertise:

  • Emotion regulation & expression

  • Self-esteem and acceptance

  • Adolescent and young adult issues

  • Asperger's syndrome

  • Relationship issues

  • Anxiety

  • Mood (Depression, Bipolar)

  • Existential issues/questioning

  • Purpose seeking

  • Life transitions

  • Traumatic experiences

  • Loss of self-connection

  • Personal growth

  • Boundary setting

  • Mindfulness

Theories & interventions:

  • Psychodynamic therapy

  • Existential therapy

  • Mindfulness

  • Yoga

  • Visualization

  • Increased conscious awareness

  • Mind-body connection

  • Expressive arts

  • Gestalt

  • Internal Family Systems

  • Somatic Experiencing

Kristen is a great match for you if:

  • You are looking for increased self-understanding

  • You had difficult early life experiences

  • You identify as a highly-sensing person or an empath

  • You tend to put others before yourself

  • You are looking to improve communication in your relationships

  • You want to explore and include spirituality in sessions

  • You are interested in including concepts like energy, consciousness, and universal law