Kristen Agnello holds a Master of Education in Counselor Education with a concentration in Clinical Mental Health Counseling. Kristen is a National Certified Counselor and a Certified Clinical Mental Health Counselor; and is licensed to practice Mental Health Counseling in the states of New York, New Jersey, and Florida. She is certified in both Trauma-Focused Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT) and Solution-Focused Brief Therapy (SFBT); with extensive training in Rational Emotive Behavior Therapy (REBT) and Multisystemic Therapy (MST). As an active member of the International Employee Assistance Professionals Association, she has earned the Employee Assistance Specialist-Clinical (EAS-C) Certificate of Recognition. In 2013, Kristen was honored with the Multisystemic Therapy (MST) “Therapist Adherence Award”, which is presented to the top one percent of MST therapists internationally.
While helping individuals, children and couples, Kristen has worked in a variety of disciplines with particular focus in areas of mood disorders, behavioral issues, and with survivors of domestic violence. With an individualized approach, she utilizes multiple techniques, including evidenced based practices, anxiety reduction and stress management. She has established many professional working relationships through the community as she is highly sought after to consult for school systems, court systems, and with other healthcare providers. This has allowed Kristen to give both her direct clients and other professionals the extra support, which at times is needed.
Kristen is committed to maintaining a supportive, nurturing space that promotes growth, healing and change; where her clients feel respected and heard in a safe environment to express and explore the issues that are impacting their life. It is Kristen’s goal to always work collaboratively with her clients throughout the therapeutic process in reaching their desired goals. It is important to her that she helps each client detach from the restricting patterns of their past by bringing them a better understanding of their current situation. Kristen empowers her clients, by helping them achieve the renewed clarity that is needed to confidently begin making the best decisions for their own life.