My name is Kristine Bartos and I am excited for the opportunity to collaborate with you. In my professional work and in my own life, I have discovered that truly understanding ourselves is a major component of any successful therapy, as self-knowledge can empower us to act consistently with our values and objectives despite the "noise" we hear from within and without. Therefore, a major foundation of my practice is cognitive behavioral. It's the work of understanding how thoughts, emotions, and behaviors interact, and developing expertise in the feedback loops of your own behavioral triad. I also like to incorporate a psychodynamic approach to address unresolved formative experiences as needed, as well as to provide practical guidance in symptom relief. Building coping skills for the here and now is essential to finding satisfaction in, and sticking with, the therapeutic journey. In addition to CBT, my background includes mindfulness-based practice and an interest in neuropsychology, and I like to incorporate both when indicated. My therapeutic style is warm and encouraging. I am goal and action-oriented as an individual, so I am good at combining a safe and welcoming therapeutic style with a more structured skill acquisition and concrete progress-based approach.
I earned a Masters of Science in Social Work from Columbia University in 2012 and have since found my niche working with adults and adolescents in medical settings. My experience includes providing counseling and crisis intervention to clients presenting with a broad range of issues, including anxiety and depression, substance misuse and abuse, trauma, major chronic and/or life-threatening medical conditions, and other adjustment-related issues. As a result of working with such a diverse population in these settings, I have developed a strong belief in adapting my approach to you, the client, because our stories and challenges are unique. I would love to hear how I may be able to contribute to your life.
Additional areas of focus: Addictions, Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Trauma and abuse, Intimacy-related issues, Parenting issues, Career difficulties, Compassion fatigue
Clinical approaches: Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Attachment-Based Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Mindfulness Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Psychodynamic Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy
FL LCSW SW15324
ME LCSW LC21686
Kristine has been very helpful and has shown me that therapy is more than just speaking to someone about all the difficulties in life. She has helped me acknowledge all the difficult obstacles I’ve overcame and made sure I celebrate those moments as well. I am very glad to have been partnered up with her and highly recommend Kristine to anyone looking for someone who truly cares about your growth, happiness, and successes!
Written on Oct 22, 2022 after therapy with Kristine for 5 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, coping with life changes, and compassion fatigue
Finally feel like I’ve found the therapist for me!
Written on Jun 28, 2022 after therapy with Kristine for 1 month on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, eating disorders, self esteem, career difficulties, and adhd
she has helped me thru my concerns and improving mental heath. appreciate her so much
Written on Jun 24, 2022 after therapy with Kristine for 3 weeks on issues concerning relationship issues, and coping with life changes