DR. KRISTEN MEMOLI
Let's start to make a change
"Your present circumstances don't determine where you can go; they merely determine where you start". Nido Qubein
MY APPROACH TO TREATMENT
I am a clinical psychologist licensed in New York State specializing in the treatment of issues related to anxiety, autism, emotion dysregulation, family conflict, and technology dependence, as well as parental stress and frustration. Since 1996 I've worked with individuals of all ages affected by autism spectrum disorders and provided support for their families. I see local clients in my office and also see clients through secure video conferencing.
While working with individuals and families, I employ only empirically validated interventions. I utilize Cognitive Behavior Therapy and draw from multiple treatment modalities and models such as Applied Behavior Analysis, The Social Thinking Model, Collaborative Problem Solving, Dialectical Behavior Therapy, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, and Mindfulness and Nature Therapy. Whenever possible I collaborate with my clients' teachers and/or other treatment providers to ensure a cohesive team approach to treatment.
My goal is to increase clients' abilities to cope with the challenges of daily life by improving skills related to social communication, relationship development, daily living, independence, distress tolerance, anxiety management, and executive functioning. In addition to the work we do in session I provide clients with take-home activities to deepen their skills and expedite change. I often tell clients that what they do between sessions is equally, if not more, important as what they do during sessions. While I focus on addressing skill deficits I also believe that clients should learn to maximize their strengths and value who they are as unique individuals. I believe that as an effective therapist it is my job to help my clients pursue happy, healthy, meaningful and balanced lives.