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Dr. Joanna Kristeva, LCSW, LISW

Trauma, Abuse Grief Self esteem, Motivation Depression
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About me

Dr. Joanna Kristeva specializes in treating mental health conditions, and she uses a cognitive-behavioral psychotherapy approach in her clinical practice. Her multicultural background helps her to apply person-centered and strength-based treatment modalities. Dr. Kristeva is a licensed psychotherapist in New York and Ohio with twelve years of direct clinical experience. She holds a postgraduate degree from New York University and has earned a doctorate in philosophy. Kristeva received clinical training in the treatment of psychological trauma and complicated grief counseling at Columbia University. She is the author of several peer-reviewed journal articles and books.

Professional experience

12yrs in practice
Trauma, Abuse Grief Self esteem, Motivation Depression

Additional areas of focus: 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

Services offered


License information

NY LCSW 084403

OH LISW I.2102717


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.

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 Jan 07, 2023 after therapy with Joanna for 3 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, and intimacy-related issues

Caring and knowledgeable

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