Avita Psycare

Kristen Zacche, LMHC

Kristen Zacche is a dedicated Licensed Psychotherapist (MHC-LP) with a compassionate therapeutic style and a passion for mental health recovery. Kristen has a Master’s Degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Long Island University, and a Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology from Rutgers University. Her prior experience includes providing individual and group psychotherapy services in diverse settings, such as LIU’s wellness and counseling center for undergraduate students, and an adult counseling program for co-occurring disorders of addiction and mental health.

Kristen acknowledges the importance of being and feeling seen in a warm, radically compassionate and accepting space. She uses an eclectic and individualistic approach that pulls from multiple theoretical perspectives to best address the needs of her clients. Kristen has prior training in using skills and techniques of CBT, DBT, psychodynamic, strength-based, and narrative therapy. Her areas of focus are depression, anxiety, mood disorders, suicidal ideation, self-harm, trauma, sexual assault, abuse, relationship stressors, and addiction. Kristen uses a trauma-informed approach to support her clients in a way that is validating, nonjudgmental and secure. Mindfulness and spirituality are intertwined in her therapeutic work and she values the importance of the therapeutic relationship. Kristen operates from a multicultural lens, welcoming all ages, genders, expressions, and populations and enjoys working with the LGBTQ+ community.

Humans are never broken. In fact, humans are incredibly resilient and capable of healing, despite the stressors and traumas we may endure. Through the process of unlearning self-limiting belief systems that no longer serve us, we can move toward self-acceptance and remembering our inherent worthiness and wholeness.