Kristen Agnello is a board certified clinical mental health counselor licensed to practice in the states of New Jersey and New York. She holds a Master’s degree in Counselor Education with a specialization in Mental Health Counseling. Throughout her time counseling individuals, couples and adolescents, Kristen has worked across a variety of disciplines, with a particular focus in mood disorders, behavioral issues, trauma, substance use, and domestic violence survivors. Kristen has extensive training in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Multisystemic Therapy (MST), and Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) Therapy. Through a unique, individualized approach, she utilizes multiple evidenced-based practices to guide her clients towards reaching their therapeutic goals.
Since focusing her specialization to adolescent therapy, Kristen has been honored with the “Therapist Adherence Award” for her work in Multisystemic Therapy, an honor presented to the top one percent of therapists internationally. Her passion for working with adolescents is demonstrated through her empathic, caring approach, coupled with her ability to build a genuine rapport. She understands the importance of considering not only the personality, needs and wants of the adolescent, but their families as well, to ensure the adolescent is receiving the proper level of care in all aspects of life. Kristen's approach to working with adolescents has proven to be effective in shifting once angry, defiant and/or withdrawn behaviors into more positive, healthy understandings and expressions of oneself.
Throughout her years of practicing mental health counseling, Kristen has established strong professional working relationships within the community. She has become highly sought after as a consultant for school systems, court systems and other healthcare providers. Utilizing these community resources in conjunction with individual therapy can often be the catalyst that is needed for a client’s long-term success.
Services Provided In:New Jersey