Therapist Christina Acheson-Hayes Photo

Christina Acheson-Hayes, LCSW

Stress, Anxiety Relationships Family conflicts Self esteem, Motivation Coping with life changes
Video Phone Live Chat Messaging

About me

Welcome! I am a Mastered, Licensed Clinical Social Worker in New York and I have been working for 20 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, 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 stigmas or labels. My approach combines client centered therapy, cognitive behavioral therapy and structural family therapy, in addition to working with an approach to focus on strengths that you possess. 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 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
To learn more about me please see my website at:
https://www.christinaachesonhayeslcsw.com/

Professional experience

20yrs in practice
Stress, Anxiety Relationships Family conflicts Self esteem, Motivation Coping with life changes

Additional areas of focus: 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, Disruptive Mood Dysregulation Disorder (DMDD), Divorce and Separation, Emptiness, Expats, Family Problems, Fatherhood Issues, First Responder Issues, Forgiveness, Guilt and Shame, Impulsivity, Infidelity, Isolation / Loneliness, Jealousy, Life Purpose, Midlife Crisis, Military and Veterans Issues, Mood Disorders, Multicultural Concerns, Postpartum Depression, Post-traumatic Stress, Pregnancy and Childbirth, Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD), Self-Love, Social Anxiety and Phobia, Women's Issues, Workplace Issues, Young Adult Issues

Clinical approaches: Attachment-Based Therapy, Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Emotionally-Focused Therapy (EFT), Existential Therapy, Gottman Method, Imago Relationship Therapy, Jungian Therapy, Mindfulness Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Solution-Focused Therapy, Somatic Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy, Internal Family Systems

Services offered

Video
Phone
Live Chat
Messaging

License information

NY LCSW 079243-01

AZ LCSW LCSW-19621

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.

Christina has been an incredible part of my recovery and growth. She offers a great array of support by providing reading materials, references, links to relevant materials; as well as integrating a variety of practical tools and holistic techniques that address the body, mind, and spirit. She is an excellent listener with a warm, centered presence who always feels like an ally invested in my well-being. I’m grateful to have found a practitioner helping to guide me along my path of healing in such a dynamic way.

Written on Oct 10, 2023 after therapy with Christina for 1 year and 3 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, sleeping disorders, self esteem, anger management, career difficulties, coping with life changes, coaching, and adhd

She’s great!

Written on Sep 27, 2023 after therapy with Christina for 2 years and 5 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, parenting issues, self esteem, coping with life changes, and adhd

Christina has been kind and understanding, allowing me to explore therapy when I feel I need it. She listens to my concerns and issues with an open mind and suggests things that will work for ME.

Written on Aug 17, 2023 after therapy with Christina for 4 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, trauma and abuse, eating disorders, sleeping disorders, self esteem, bipolar disorder, compassion fatigue, and adhd

Christina is incredibly kind and supportive. She makes an effort to recognize and encourage my progress in my mental health, always reminding me how far I’ve come. She’s open-minded, warm, and encouraging. I’m extremely thankful for her.

Written on Jun 06, 2023 after therapy with Christina for 1 year and 9 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, sleeping disorders, and self esteem

Very nice and understanding. Prompt with responses and helpful insight

Written on May 08, 2023 after therapy with Christina for 1 year 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

Since working with Christina I can say I’m learning different ways to communicate my feelings more effectively and learning to create healthier boundaries with the people in my inner circles

Written on May 08, 2023 after therapy with Christina for 1 year and 8 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, parenting issues, self esteem, anger management, coping with life changes, and adhd