Christine Conover-DeFresco

(LCSW-R)
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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 17 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: 18

Services Offered


  • Messaging

  • Live Chat

  • Phone

  • Video

Licensing

LCSW #082634 (Expires: 2023-01-31)


Reviews

Written by N.A. 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 by D.E. 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 by A.N. 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 by D.E. 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 by E.L. 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 by J.E. 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 by K.E. 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 by R.Y. 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 by E.M. 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 by M.I. 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 by S.A. 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.

Written by A.N. on Feb 19, 2021 after therapy with Christine for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, grief, and coping with life changes

Christine is a very attentive listener and I find that her prompts and questions during our conversations are really helping to move me in the direction that I want to go.