Kristen Abbate

Therapist Kristen  Abbate Photo

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 , Anger management , Career difficulties , Depression , Coping with life changes , Coaching , Compassion fatigue , ADHD , Abandonment , Blended Family Issues , Read more...

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

Years of Experience: 15

Services Offered

  • Messaging

  • Live Chat

  • Phone

  • Video


LPC #37PC00330400 (Expires: 2022-11-30)


Written by L.Y. 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 by A.I. 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 by C.A. on May 20, 2021 after therapy with Kristen for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, family conflicts, and coping with life changes

Working with Kristen has been such a pleasure. She is extremely responsive and will actively listen to any situation I might bring up. She is very intuitive and lets me work at my own pace-- it really has been a wonderful time having the opportunity to work with her!

Written by S.E. 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 by K.I. 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 by D.A. 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