KRISTY LAROCCA, MA, LMHC
Kristy strives to provide a therapeutic environment where clients feel not only safe and non-judged but also truly seen and truly heard. She believes that securing a trusting and genuine bond with her clients is of utmost importance before any real therapy can begin. She works collaboratively with clients to help them understand themselves more deeply and evoke meaning in their challenges so that they can ultimately live life more fully and authentically. She provides the support needed for clients to begin taking steps outside of their comfort zones and toward facilitating the changes that they wish to see.
Kristy has experience working with clients with a wide range of difficulties and is well versed in various theories of psychotherapy. She considers herself a genuinely integrative therapist, often adjusting her style to fit each client and their unique and evolving needs.
Kristy received her Masters in Mental Health Counseling from Brooklyn College and has taught psychology courses as an Adjunct Professor at Brooklyn College. She completed her internship at the Institute for Human Identity, one of NYC's leading training programs for LGBTQ+ affirmative psychotherapy, and has served the queer community as a Staff Therapist and Director of the Intern Training Program there for several years. Kristy is currently working on enhancing and expanding the Institute for Human Identity's LGBTQ+ Competency Training Program. Kristy also provides supervision and consultation services to other therapists and professionals.