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 15 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 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

LCSW #079243-01 (Expires: 2023-06-23)


Reviews

Written by A.L. on Jun 07, 2021 after counseling with Christina for 2 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, self esteem, and career difficulties

She is wonderfully supportive and very insightful.

Written by B.R. on May 05, 2021 after counseling 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 by S.A. on Apr 30, 2021 after counseling 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 by T.H. on Apr 29, 2021 after counseling 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 by U.Z. on Apr 26, 2021 after counseling with Christina for 5 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, and coping with life changes

It was a great pleasure working with Christina. She has helped me to cope with things differently. I already feel such a big difference. Thank you Christina for making me feel comfortable talking to you and supporting me through out my journey:)

Written by K.R. on Mar 16, 2021 after counseling with Christina for 2 weeks 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

I have only been seeing Christina for a little over a week now and I would highly recommend her. I am already experiencing a great shift in perspective and I'm really looking forward to where this might take me. She is kind, engaged, funny, and down to earth.

Written by A.L. on Mar 10, 2021 after counseling 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 by A.L. on Jan 23, 2021 after counseling 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 by N.A. on Jan 17, 2021 after counseling 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 by R.A. on Jan 15, 2021 after counseling 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 by K.E. on Dec 24, 2020 after counseling 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 by S.T. on Dec 03, 2020 after counseling 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!!