Fordham University, MSW
Training & Certifications
ACT for Beginners by Dr. Russ Harris
Anxiety and Cognitive Behavioral Training
Apply Attachment Theory in Clinical Practice: Treatment Strategies Across the Lifespan
CBT for Anxiety, Social Anxiety Disorder, Personality Disorders, & Obsessive Compulsive Disorder by the Beck Institute
CBT Techniques for Anger by the Feeling Good Center of New York
Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) Skills Training
HIPAA Security Compliance in Mental Health
Evidence Based Psychotherapy for Traumatized Children and Adolescents
Exposure in ERP (Exposure Response Prevention): How to Practically Apply Exposure Principles for OCD
Mandated Reporter Training for Identifying and Reporting Child Abuse and Maltreatment
Sexuality Throughout the Lifecycle
Trauma Focused CBT
New York State License Number: 095857
Kristen Quinones, LMSW
“Healing isn’t about changing who you are. It’s about changing your relationship to who you are. A fundamental part of that is honoring how you feel.” —Suzanne Heyn
My name is Kristen and I am a therapist who is passionate about helping clients become the best versions of themselves. In addition to specializing in helping clients cope with anxiety, I also have extensive experience working with clients facing a variety of issues such as depression, grief, conflicts in interpersonal relationships, and life transitions.
What I Do
Have you ever felt paralyzed by anxiety or panic attacks, or hopeless that your depression won’t lift? Have you ever wondered if change was really possible or if your thoughts and feelings were normal? Have you been curious why you are drawn to certain romantic partners or react the way you do in certain situations? Do you often feel let down when you do not reach your high standards for yourself? Do you ever feel not good enough? If you answered "yes" to any of these questions then I'm here to help. Trying therapy again or for the first time can be intimidating, but therapy can provide the support that you need when it is the right fit.
How I Help
I believe that therapy should be a collaborative and interactive process, incorporating learning new skills, working on goals, and doing self-reflection. I do my best to provide a safe and empathetic environment for my clients to feel heard without judgement. I strive to help my clients feel more confident in their ability to cope with life’s stressors and become the best versions of themselves.
Therapy should be tailored to everyone individually, and I often find that combining techniques from different modalities such as Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Psychodynamic Therapy, and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy are helpful in teaching clients practical coping skills while also providing the space to explore underlying issues.
More About Me
In my free time you can probably find me out for a walk with a coffee in hand. I really enjoy spending time outside to take in the fresh air and talk with loved ones. I have made a conscious effort to incorporate more mindfulness into my lifestyle. I enjoy reading psychology books, car karaoke, listening to P!nk and The Beatles, watching new Netflix shows, and going to stand up comedy and Broadway shows.