Christine DeFresco

LCSW

About me

Welcome to BetterHelp. Welcome to change. Thank you for taking the time to read my profile. My name is Christine DeFresco. I am a licensed clinical social worker in the state of New York. I have been working with individual and families for 20 years. I am a graduate of Hunter College School of Social work. My career began as a program manager working with older adults in a residential housing facility. A large part of the work included working with individuals and families around issues of aging, grief and loss and coping with health issues. Treatment was afforded in individual and group settings.
For the last 15 years I have worked in the field of addiction treatment. Working with individuals and families in inpatient and outpatient treatment settings. Working in addiction treatment I have helped patients work through their addictive behaviors, anxiety, depression and trauma.
My approach is always person centered. Whether short or long term treatment, we will work together to bring you where you need to be to create a life worth living.


Specialties

  • Stress, Anxiety
  • Addictions
  • Trauma and abuse
  • Self esteem
  • Depression
Also experienced in:
Relationship issues , Family conflicts , Grief , Parenting issues , Anger management , Career difficulties , Bipolar disorder , Coping with life changes , Compassion fatigue , Abandonment , Aging and Geriatric Issues , Read more...

Clinical approaches:
Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Mindfulness Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Solution-Focused Therapy

Years of Experience: 20

Services Offered


  • Messaging

  • Live Chat

  • Phone

  • Video

Licensing

NY LCSW 082634


Reviews

These quotes represent just a few of the many positive reviews that we have received for Christine DeFresco. 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 Dec 01, 2022 after therapy with Christine for 2 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, and grief

Lovely to talk with. Always felt comfortable to share moments I was scared to share with others. A great listener, just what I needed.

Written on Nov 23, 2022 after therapy with Christine for 1 year and 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, family conflicts, grief, parenting issues, self esteem, career difficulties, coping with life changes, and coaching

Christine is smart and knowledgable. She is a proper combination of confidante and expert. I respect her enormously and feel lucky to have her as my therapist.

Written on Sep 19, 2022 after therapy with Christine for 2 weeks on issues concerning trauma and abuse, and grief

Christine is very understanding and helping me navigate through layers of emotional wounds. Great therapist

Written on Sep 07, 2022 after therapy with Christine for 10 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, parenting issues, and self esteem

She is the sage I should have gone to and listened to years ago.

Written on Jul 21, 2022 after therapy with Christine for 1 year and 5 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, grief, and coping with life changes

Christine is a thoughtful and thought provoking therapist. I find myself thinking about what she says and trying to implement strategies between sessions. She’s a wonderful listener and has helped guide me to find solutions that are really working for me.

Written on Mar 26, 2022 after therapy with Christine for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, sleeping disorders, self esteem, career difficulties, bipolar disorder, coping with life changes, compassion fatigue, and adhd

Christine is smart, experienced and professional, and I feel like she has helped me a great deal in a short time.

Written on Feb 22, 2022 after therapy with Christine for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, and trauma and abuse

I sincerely appreciated how Christine verbalized what I was saying back to me. She did this in a way that was simple, empathetic and like she really got what I was saying.

Written on Feb 06, 2022 after therapy with Christine for 2 months on issues concerning depression, and self esteem

Christine is wonderful, a very good match. I feel like I met a friend who is willing to let me do all the talking while helping me to understand my experience.

Written on Oct 29, 2021 after therapy with Christine for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, and relationship issues

Listens and understands my unique problems as well as helps me work through them

Written on Oct 26, 2021 after therapy with Christine for 1 month on issues concerning stress, anxiety, trauma and abuse, and anger management

Haven't had my first session yet, but I'm sure it will be great

Written on Oct 12, 2021 after therapy with Christine for 1 month on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, grief, self esteem, anger management, and coping with life changes

Christine is exactly the therapist I need. She is empathic, listens well and makes very helpful suggestions. I feel safe and heard.

Written on Oct 08, 2021 after therapy with Christine for 3 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, self esteem, anger management, and coping with life changes

Christine is a very good therapist. Very knowledgeable about everything concern that I had. She has helped so much. Thank you for your help your the best

Written on Jun 04, 2021 after therapy with Christine for 3 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, parenting issues, self esteem, career difficulties, and coping with life changes

She understands my background especially in the cultural aspect. She understands many things that people with other cultures or backgrounds would not understand, helping me reach a solution without being bias. She has help me see and prove things that I wasn’t sure about with no second guess, she gets straight to the point. Thank you Christine!

Written on May 30, 2021 after therapy with Christine for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, and career difficulties

Really a fantastic therapist who listens, validates and supports through a strong working knowledge of my primary needs.

Written on May 27, 2021 after therapy with Christine for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, compassion fatigue, and adhd

Christine instantly made me feel comfortable. She was super nice and by the end of the session had goals for what we were going to work on which I really appreciated. I really liked her energy and I feel like her experience will come in handy helping me figure out my stuff.

Written on May 12, 2021 after therapy with Christine for 1 month on issues concerning depression, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, and anger management

Christine feels like talking to an old friend. Easygoing, compassionate but also kept me on track when I would veer off.

Written on Apr 12, 2021 after therapy with Christine for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, and coping with life changes

Christine is incredible. I love the validation she provides and the commitment she has to making sure everything is moving at the right pace. When dealing with anxiety and trauma I feel like I'm in a tornado sometimes. But, Christine knows how to provide calm and ease in the middle of something too scary and complex to deal with all at once.

Written on Mar 10, 2021 after therapy with Christine for 3 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, addictions, grief, and self esteem

She's great so far. Very attentive, listens carefully and offers sound reasoning and solutions.

Written on Mar 09, 2021 after therapy with Christine for 1 week on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, eating disorders, sleeping disorders, and coping with life changes

Christine is amazing. You will like her. She is compassionate, caring, good listener. I told her don’t give up on me & she still hasn’t. She is great at what she does. & she is responsive. She is my lifeline. What would I do without her? Happy face.

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