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Kristen Scala Psychotherapy, LCSW

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Kristen Scala is a nonjudgmental, welcoming, compassionate, supportive, and skilled clinician who specializes in perinatal mood and anxiety disorders, general mental health concerns, and relationship issues/life transitions. She meets you where you are but also teaches you various coping skills to fit your needs and empower you to reach your goals.

Specialties
  • General Mental Health
  • Life Transitions
  • Personal Growth and Self-Esteem
  • General relationship challenges (family, friends, co-workers)
  • Women’s Mental Health (Pregnancy, Infertility and Post-Partum)
Finances
  • $ $ $ $ $
    $140-200
  • UnitedHealthcare
  • Oxford Health Plans
  • Aetna
  • UMR
  • Oscar
  • UHC Student Resources
  • Harvard Pilgrim
  • Out-of-pocket
Locations
Licensed in
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  • New York
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“I treat everyone how I would want to be treated and I believe we are all human beings who go through life stressors.”
What was your path to becoming a therapist?
I have been a therapist for ten plus years. After working with my own therapist through life transitions, I was inspired to become a social worker and realized it was what I was meant to do. I am kind, nonjudgmental, supportive, compassionate, encouraging, skilled, and passionate about helping others achieve their goals and work through life stressors. I found my passion for perinatal-focused psychotherapy after working in an outpatient program that offered perinatal services. I have experience working with adults suffering from mental health issues, relationship issues, and various life transitions. I am trained in perinatal mood and anxiety disorders and am informed in dialectical behavioral therapy. I also incorporate mindfulness into my practice.
What should someone know about working with you?
The intake process is 60-minutes and includes a comprehensive assessment of mental health, substance abuse, and trauma history. During this assessment, I would like to hear from you about what your current stressors and treatment goals are. We will discuss a treatment plan of how I will help you to express yourself, develop coping skills, and guide you through the healing process. At times, I may assign homework to work on in between our sessions.
How do your own core values shape your approach to therapy?
I treat everyone how I would want to be treated and I believe we are all human beings who go through life stressors. I pride myself on providing a comfortable, safe, and supportive environment to express yourself and my goal is always focused on helping my clients maintain hope, empowering them to advocate for themselves, and developing/utilizing effective coping skills that are tailored for each individual.
What are you most excited about within the evolving mental health landscape?
People are in dire need for psychotherapy services now more than ever. I am excited about telehealth services being provided to close the gap and reach more people who may have limitations accessing treatment. Telehealth will reach many more people who may be fearful of seeing a therapist in person but who really need the support.
“I pride myself on providing a comfortable, safe, and supportive environment to express yourself and my goal is always focused on helping my clients maintain hope, empowering them to advocate for themselves, and developing/utilizing effective coping skills that are tailored for each individual.”