Christina Acheson-Hayes

LCSW

About me

Welcome! I am a Mastered, Licensed Clinical Social Worker in New York and I have been working for over 18 years with families and clients of all ages. My pleasure is helping to support my clients going through their unique journeys. I have helped clients with depression, anxiety, ADHD, Autism, grief/loss, parenting concerns, relationship challenges, addictions, trauma, abuse, Bipolar, adjustment issues, and crisis. I have helped families address a range of concerns that revolved around child abuse, child neglect, domestic violence, substance abuse, self-esteem, and more.

My counseling style is warm and interactive. I integrate my kindness, humor and objectivity to assist and I believe in treating others with respect, sensitivity, and compassion, and I don't believe in stigmatizing labels. My approach combines client centered therapy and structural family therapy, in addition to working with an approach to focus on strengths that you have. We will identify them together and use them to create what you want and need in your life.

My goal is to help my clients be the best version of themselves and live the best life that is creative and authentic to them. The process of uncovering and discovering takes courage. If you are ready to take that step I am here to support and empower you.

"Authenticity is a collection of choices that we have to make every day. It's about the choice to show up and be real. The choice to be honest. The choice to let our true selves be seen." Brene Brown

I look forward to working with you! Take care, Christina


Specialties

  • Stress, Anxiety
  • Relationship issues
  • Family conflicts
  • Self esteem
  • Coping with life changes
Also experienced in:
Addictions , Trauma and abuse , Career difficulties , Depression , ADHD , Abandonment , Attachment Issues , Autism and Asperger Syndrome , Blended Family Issues , Co-morbidity , Codependency , Communication Problems , Control Issues , Read more...

Clinical approaches:
Attachment-Based Therapy, Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Existential Therapy, Imago Relationship Therapy, Jungian Therapy, Mindfulness Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Solution-Focused Therapy

Years of Experience: 17

Services offered


  • Messaging

  • Live Chat

  • Phone

  • Video

Licensing

AZ LCSW LCSW-19621

NY LCSW 079243-01


Reviews

These quotes represent just a few of the many positive reviews that we have received for Christina Acheson-Hayes. We don’t pay anyone to provide their review and they are all made voluntarily. Some people's experience receiving therapy with BetterHelp might be different.

Written on Jan 31, 2023 after therapy with Christina for 2 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, family conflicts, grief, parenting issues, and coping with life changes

Alot of my mental health stressors come from my concerns and care of the people I love. Not only does Christina, listen and recommend changes or options for helping me but also listens to my the concerns of my loved ones and offers me suggestions to share with them as well. In our short amount of time meeting, I already feel like Christina knows exactly what I need. So grateful for finding the right therapist my first go around.

Written on Jan 21, 2023 after therapy with Christina for 2 years and 2 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, and coping with life changes

Thank you Christina for helping me to deal with major life changes at the moment.

Written on Dec 23, 2022 after therapy with Christina for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, anger management, and adhd

I’ll keep it short and sweet, she is just awesome.

Written on Dec 20, 2022 after therapy with Christina for 7 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, family conflicts, intimacy-related issues, eating disorders, sleeping disorders, self esteem, coping with life changes, and compassion fatigue

Very nice, supportive and listens well. Gives great advice and paths forward on how to change my situation

Written on Nov 17, 2022 after therapy with Christina for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, family conflicts, career difficulties, and coping with life changes

Great

Written on Nov 10, 2022 after therapy with Christina for 1 year and 5 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, parenting issues, and coping with life changes

i love her. i took theraphy with her last yeat. it help me cope a lot of my problems. i finally got a full time job being mentally stable.

Written on Sep 03, 2022 after therapy with Christina for 10 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, depression, and self esteem

Christina has been great! She helped me through some difficult work experiences and offered tools to help me change the way I address problems. Having her to talk to really helped me see the perspective that I needed to change some things about how I thought and new goals I have for myself.

Written on Aug 12, 2022 after therapy with Christina for 7 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, and adhd

Great therapist just will be busy and traveling over the next few months

Written on Jul 22, 2022 after therapy with Christina for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, self esteem, and adhd

Amazing

Written on Jul 08, 2022 after therapy with Christina for 3 months on issues concerning depression, relationship issues, intimacy-related issues, sleeping disorders, self esteem, anger management, and adhd

The investment into my mental health has been the biggest blessing. Christina is so kind & relatable. She hears what I have to say and responds with kindness, compassion & genuine intent. She brings humor and ease to every session and I could not be more grateful to have been matched with her! From the bad weeks to the good ones, having her in my corner has been incredible.

Written on Jun 15, 2022 after therapy with Christina for 2 months on issues concerning relationship issues, family conflicts, parenting issues, self esteem, and anger management

Christina has been really good. I greatly appreciate having her around.

Written on Apr 07, 2022 after therapy with Christina for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, trauma and abuse, grief, and coping with life changes

Christina is a terrific therapist. She is professional while at the same time very relateable. She listens attentively and responds empathically. She assists me to identify and better understand my thoughts and feelings. I am whole heartedly grateful to have found such a supportive therapist!

Written on Oct 01, 2021 after therapy with Christina for 6 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, anger management, career difficulties, coping with life changes, coaching, and adhd

Christina has been the most helpful therapist I have ever seen. She keeps me engaged in my goals throughout the week and in between sessions and helps me make connections. I really like how she utilizes the app to send me interesting and meaningful content. She is very compassionate and I feel really comfortable talking to her about things.

Written on Sep 27, 2021 after therapy with Christina for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, intimacy-related issues, parenting issues, self esteem, and coping with life changes

Christina listens to my concerns and makes me feel heard. She offers advice and suggestions appropriately and makes me feel prepared to take on obstacles. Thank you Christina!

Written on Sep 22, 2021 after therapy with Christina for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, and adhd

It’s only been a few sessions, but Christina has been very perceptive and available. She’s given me the ability to talk without feeling guilty. I look forward to continuing therapy with her.

Written on Aug 08, 2021 after therapy with Christina for 4 months on issues concerning depression

i'm really getting a lot from my sessions with Christina. We are covering a wide variety of topics that I've long needed to discuss with somebody, and I'm happy to have her on my team. Thanks!

Written on Jun 30, 2021 after therapy with Christina for 4 weeks on issues concerning depression, lgbt, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, parenting issues, coping with life changes, and compassion fatigue

Christina is warm, welcoming and understanding. She listens without judgment, offers relatable information that has helped me go easier on myself. Christina also sends me thought provoking articles that either reference our most recent session or inspire reflection for our next. I look forward to our weekly sessions and feel better knowing I have her in my corner. I’m so grateful to have found her and BetterHelp.

Written on Jun 24, 2021 after therapy with Christina for 1 month on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, grief, self esteem, and career difficulties

Christina is very good at what she does , she listens , offers advice , recommendations and she sends very useful articles that pertains the issues . I would recommend her in a heart beat

Written on Jun 07, 2021 after therapy with Christina for 2 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, self esteem, and career difficulties

She is wonderfully supportive and very insightful.

Written on May 05, 2021 after therapy with Christina for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, parenting issues, self esteem, coping with life changes, and adhd

She is wonderful. Such a ray of light anf super helpful with my specific needs and reaffirm what is happening, highly recommend

Written on Apr 30, 2021 after therapy with Christina for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, and coaching

I have only been working with Christina a short while (two sessions), but during this time I feel heard, respected, and like she genuinely cares. I like that she has a wide range of knowledge and is open to share and explore that with me as a client. I look forward to continuing my therapeutic work with her and am grateful for the match.

Written on Apr 29, 2021 after therapy with Christina for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, parenting issues, self esteem, anger management, and career difficulties

Christina has been great. I feel safe and open to say anything on my mind and she has really shown me she is there for me. From her responses during our sessions to the information she sends me during the week. I love the commitment she has to her job and hope to be with her for a while.

Written on Mar 10, 2021 after therapy with Christina for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, addictions, relationship issues, eating disorders, self esteem, and coaching

Christina is amazing. She connects with you one on one immediately. She can be a great listener and gives insights to what you’re going through. She’s very caring, calm, and with a sense of peace and sometimes conversations get very fun. I feel like I’m talking to a soulmate whenever I speak with Christina. I cannot recommend her enough to anyone that is going through any kind of situation. She’ll welcome you with open arms and with an open heart. Thank you Christina!

Written on Jan 23, 2021 after therapy with Christina for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, career difficulties, and adhd

I came to Christina without a full understanding of what I needed from therapy, but I knew I needed help. It’s been a process and we’re still working on it, but she has been patient and encouraging, and when I’m stumped has been willing to share questions or more general discussions until we find what feels like the right direction to go.

Written on Jan 17, 2021 after therapy with Christina for 1 month on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, family conflicts, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, and adhd

I love working with Christina! She is very understanding and easy to talk to. I leave every session feeling more optimistic and ready to take on the week. I am so happy to have found such an awesome therapist match on BH!! ❤️

Written on Jan 15, 2021 after therapy with Christina for 1 month on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, career difficulties, and coping with life changes

Christina is very helpful and easy to talk to. She’s given me a lot of ways to change my perspective and encourages me to think about things in my life I wouldn’t have before. She encourages me to make positive changes and I always look forward to my meetings with her.

Written on Dec 24, 2020 after therapy with Christina for 1 month on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, self esteem, career difficulties, bipolar disorder, and adhd

Though we have not done much yet through Betterhelp. Christina has been patient and understanding with me. So far I have been extremely happy

Written on Dec 03, 2020 after therapy with Christina for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, and coping with life changes

She is awesome!!

Work with me!