Dr. Joanna Kristeva


About me

I am a holistic psychologist with eleven years of independent clinical experience. I use a neurolinguistic approach through cognitive behavior modification. I am licensed in New York State and Ohio as a psychotherapist and board-certified alternative medical practitioner. I hold a postgraduate degree from New York University and I completed a doctorate of philosophy degree. I was trained in clinical trauma case-based treatment approach and complicated grief counseling at Columbia University School of Social Work. I am the co-author of a book titled: Trauma Intensive Care: Principles and Practice- An enchiridion. My professional neurocognition specialty interests include brain rewiring and altering of trauma centered memory recollection, which helps individuals to implement new ways of interpreting and recalling past informational experiences. I use this holistic approach to treat mental illness as a drugless practitioner. I specialize in the treatment of personality disorders and thought disorders. Editing internal semantic domains through cognitive modification could help people to reconstruct their current reality and reach their full potential.


  • Trauma and abuse
  • Grief
  • Self esteem
  • Depression
Also experienced in:
Coping with life changes , Abandonment , Attachment Issues , Dissociation , Forgiveness , Isolation/Loneliness , Life Purpose , Personality Disorders , Self-Love

Clinical approaches:
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Jungian Therapy, Psychodynamic Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy

Years of Experience: 11

Services offered

  • Messaging

  • Phone





OH LISW I.2102717

NY LCSW 084403


These quotes represent just a few of the many positive reviews that we have received for Dr. Joanna Kristeva. 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 Jan 07, 2023 after therapy with Joanna for 3 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, and intimacy-related issues

Sessions are too short but everything else is very helping and informative as soon as we hang up I’m ready for the next week thank you for helping me threw this troubling time

Written on Jun 24, 2021 after therapy with Joanna for 1 month on issues concerning stress, anxiety, family conflicts, self esteem, and career difficulties

Caring and knowledgeable

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