Kristen Herbert-Delaney is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor who is both a founder and psychotherapist at the Long Island Counseling Group .
With over ten years of experience as a therapist she is currently serving as a private practitioner working with a broad spectrum of clients. Among her areas of expertise are relationship issues, advanced recovery difficulties, pregnancy & post-partum stress, parenting challenges, life transitions and anxiety & depression.
Kristen treats children as young as six years old, adolescents and adults. Kristen enjoys working with families as well as individuals and has extensive training in substance abuse treatment and family dynamics.
Kristen is an interactive, solution-focused therapist. Her therapeutic approach is to provide support and practical feedback to help clients effectively address personal life challenges. She integrates complementary methodologies and techniques to offer a highly personalized approach tailored to each client. With compassion and understanding, she works with each individual to help them build on their strengths and attain the personal growth they are committed to accomplishing.
In addition to serving as a Director at The Long Island Counseling Group, Kristen was also the Clinical Supervisor at a leading outpatient substance abuse agency in Mineola, NY. She has held the NCC credential from NBCC since 2007.
At LICG we view therapy as an unbiased alliance between two people; a co-creation. Therapy is a time for the client to talk about concerns, issues, feelings, fears, and wishes. Therapy should be a forum where the client can speak their mind without feeling judged or shameful. Therapy is beneficial in that it allows one to speak about intimate and often painful life experiences, recieve guidance, and gain insight into their thought processes/behavior patterns. Different treatment modalities are used for different clients depending on their presenting concerns. Treatment is tailored to the individual/circumstance. Therapy is reflective and helps individuals gain self-awareness, develop healthy coping skills, learn how to manage stressors, and balance life roles more effectively. The ultimate goal of therapy is to allow individuals to overcome barriers, reach their goals and live a productive, meaningful and happy life.