About me

I am a Licensed Professional Counselor, in the state of New Jersey, with over 15 years of experience working as a counselor, behavior modification and life coach. I have worked with clients with a wide range of concerns including depression, anxiety, relationship issues, parenting problems, career challenges, motivational issues and ADHD. I also helped many people who have experienced physical trauma or emotional abuse. I have counseled many children, families and individuals in a variety of settings.

My counseling style is warm and interactive. I believe in treating anyone with respect, sensitivity, and compassion, and I don't believe in stigmatizing labels. My approach combines cognitive-behavioral, humanistic, supportive and rational-emotive counseling. I will tailor our dialog and treatment plan to meet your unique and specific needs.

It takes courage to seek for a more fulfilling and happier life and to take the first steps towards a change. If you are ready to take that step I am here to support and empower you.

I look forward to working with you!


  • Family conflicts
  • Parenting issues
  • Self esteem
Also experienced in:
Stress, Anxiety , Relationship issues , Grief , Intimacy-related issues , Career difficulties , Depression , Coping with life changes , Coaching , Compassion fatigue , ADHD , Abandonment , Blended Family Issues , Body Image , Read more...

Clinical approaches:
Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Emotionally-Focused Therapy (EFT), Solution-Focused Therapy

Years of Experience: 17

Services Offered

  • Messaging

  • Live Chat

  • Phone

  • Video


NJ LPC 37PC00330400


These quotes represent just a few of the many positive reviews that we have received for Kristen Abbate. 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 Oct 25, 2022 after therapy with Kristen for 1 year and 5 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, family conflicts, and coping with life changes

Kristen is awesome!! She is so attentive and always responds with thoughtful, reflective, and compassionate ways that it is so nice being able to chat with her!

Written on Sep 29, 2021 after therapy with Kristen for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, self esteem, coping with life changes, and coaching

Kristen has been so wonderful she’s so accepting and easy to open up to

Written on Jun 15, 2021 after therapy with Kristen for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, lgbt, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, career difficulties, and coping with life changes

Kristen is a great counselor. She always keeps it real with me when I'm indulging myself and is so supportive in my growth journey. I'm never afraid to be completely honest because I know she is too.

Written on May 19, 2021 after therapy with Kristen for 1 month on issues concerning depression, relationship issues, self esteem, and coping with life changes

Kristen was highly professional and helped me to get through a difficult time in my life. Kristen helped me to feel comfortable and open during counseling and did not judge me. I am grateful for her counseling.

Written on May 05, 2021 after therapy with Kristen for 2 weeks on issues concerning relationship issues, and family conflicts

Quickly responds
Helps me focus
Challenges me to think clearly

Written on Apr 03, 2021 after therapy with Kristen for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, parenting issues, and adhd

I was nervous at first to even download the app but it has helped greatly. Kristen listens and responds without judgement, I’m getting comfortable with the idea that I’m sharing intimate details about my life with a “stranger”. Because she feels less like a threat and more like a knowledgeable friend

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