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Tricia Caristo, LMHC
As a therapist, I aim to help individuals build skills that guide self-care, positive thinking, boundary setting, and effective communication.

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Tricia Caristo, LMHC

Licensed In

NY

Approach

Cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), Dialectical behavior therapy (DBT), Harm reduction, Mindfulness-based cognitive therapy (MBCT), Motivational interviewing (MI), Relational

Therapy Style

I am here to help. I believe no one is on an island and finding someone to help create a safe and comforting space for you to express yourself is just the beginning of the therapeutic journey. In this space, you can feel guided through everyday life stressors. I also believe it is important to remain grounded and centered within yourself while creating new ways to manage and cope with hardships. Building a strong sense of self creates a suit of armor that can protect you from many factors that once impacted you negatively. As a therapist, I aim to help individuals build skills that guide self-care, positive thinking, boundary setting, and effective communication. Developing and practicing these skills have proven to change the lives and relationships of the clients I have worked with over the years and above all, it has proven to change how each client views themselves.

Change starts here. It is possible and you are worth it.

Education

BA - Pace University

MS - Mental Health Counseling, College of Staten Island

Certificate - Functioning Family Therapy, NY Foundling Hospital

Internship - Silver Lake Behavioral Health: MICA Outpatient Clinic

Employment - Silver Lake Behavioral Health: MICA Outpatient Clinic

Internship - NY Presbyterian Psych Hospital

License Number and State

NY 011043

Pronouns

she/her

What are your interests outside of work?

Photography, hiking/camping, dinner with family and friends, and dog-friendly social places.

What is one thing you do daily that supports your mental and emotional well-being?

I engage in meditation and prayer, deep breathing, and self-care. I also check in with my thoughts and emotions throughout the day when I am feeling triggered.

What book have you read more than once and why?

The Alchemist. I enjoy reading about the Shepard's journey to himself and how his experiences and perceptions along the way have shaped him into who he was meant to be. I love that the words can be interpreted in more ways than one, making them relatable.

Favorite organization/non-profit and why?

Animal shelters. I am an animal lover and their innocence needs to be protected.

How do you recharge?

Turn off my phone and other devices and take my dog for a long walk. No distractions. Appreciating the simplicity of nature.

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