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Cristina Spataro, LMHC

Stress, Anxiety Relationships Family conflicts Depression Coping with life changes
Video Phone Live Chat Messaging

About me

My name is Cristina Spataro, and I am a New York State licensed mental health counselor. I have worked with people in crisis for the past 18 years. If there is one thing, I have learned is that everyone has the capacity for change if they truly want it. Life is hard, and the "right" choices are not always so apparent. Our decisions and their consequences leave us questioning ourselves.
While I have specialized in lending assistance when things get really bad, I would love to see my clients get the help they need beforehand. If you are reading this and struggling with relationships, career decisions, or even mental anguish and illness, allow me to help you.
I can help life make sense again!

Professional experience

18yrs in practice
Stress, Anxiety Relationships Family conflicts Depression Coping with life changes

Additional areas of focus: Addictions, LGBT, Trauma and abuse, Grief, Intimacy-related issues, Parenting issues, Anger management, Self esteem, Career difficulties, Bipolar disorder, Coaching, Compassion fatigue, ADHD, Abandonment, Adoption and Foster Care, Caregiver issues and stress, Communication problems, Family Problems, Life purpose, Midlife crisis, Women's issues

Clinical approaches: Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)

Services offered

Live Chat

License information

NY LMHC 003397


These quotes represent just a few of the many positive reviews that we have received for Cristina Spataro. 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.

Cristina has, in short, been a godsend. Even with how out-there my thoughts sometimes get, she is willing to listen and is able to understand where I am coming from. She is not overly suspicious, nor is she judgmental. I can tell that she takes time to listen to me and understands that I am a person, not a list of symptoms waiting for a label.

Written on Jul 21, 2020 after therapy with Cristina for 3 months

Cristina is truly remarkable. Not only with her 18+ years of experience, she has truly lifted a weight off of my shoulders that I have been carrying around for several years. She is easy to speak with, she does not judge you, and she is FOR her clients. She provides encouragement, honesty, and practical next steps. Her approach is well-rounded, and cohesive. She was made for this work, and if you are her client you will not regret it!

Written on Jun 01, 2020 after therapy with Cristina for 2 weeks