Colleen Krystyniak, LMHC (Licensed Mental Health Counselor) in New York

Colleen Krystyniak, LMHC

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I am a passionate, experienced trauma therapist (CCTP) who is dedicated to the science, art, magic and power of the therapeutic relationship to foster hope, enhance resilience, and promote recovery, healing & growth.

I was born with a passion for connecting with, inspiring & empowering others to live their fullest, happiest lives. I have spent nearly 30 years as a healthcare practitioner, beginning as an RN at Roswell Park Cancer Institute. For the past 15 years, I have focused on mental & emotional well-being. Recognizing that wellness includes our whole selves, inclusive of our bodies & somatic experiences, I am became a Certified Yoga Teacher, and RYT (Registered Yoga Teacher) with the Yoga Alliance. I am certified as a Clinical Trauma Professional (CCTP) & value evidenced based treatment approaches that heal the whole self. I also know that the magic of recovery, healing & growth lies in the client and the power & synergy of the therapeutic relationship. I offer to be & walk "with" my clients as they share their most intimate experiences, fears, sorrows & aspirations. I share my genuine self, and some tools I've learned in my professional training, and simply living as an imperfect & feeling person. My clients take what is useful & leave the rest. By offering a “safe space” of unconditional positive regard that asks for honest & regular feedback, my clients help to shape my work with them towards what fits for their unique, individual needs. I genuinely love my work. My clients grow me every day. (In the backdrop, I have four children ranging in ages from 13-31 & a husband of 30 years who also continue to grow me. In my spare time, I love to write, practice yoga, walk in nature, & travel).

Specialties & Clinical Interests

  • Anger Issues
  • Anxiety
  • Bipolar & Other Mood Disorders
  • Body Image
  • Chronic Pain
  • Depression
  • Divorce & Separation
  • Family Conflict
  • Grief & Loss
  • Highly Sensitive Persons (HSPs)
  • Life Coaching
  • Obesity & Weight Management
  • Oppositional/Defiant Behavior
  • Parenting & Parent-Child Relationships
  • Relationships
  • Self-Esteem
  • Self-Injury
  • Stress/Stress Management
  • Substance Use Disorders
  • Trauma & Ptsd

Therapy Types

  • Client-Centered Therapy
  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
  • Complementary Or Alternative Medicine
  • Internal Family Systems (IFS)
  • Mindfulness
  • Play Therapy & Sandtray
  • Solution-Focused Brief Therapy (SFBT)
  • Trauma-Informed Therapy
  • Yoga Therapy

Community Specialties

  • 12-Step Programs
  • Cancer Survivors
  • Health At Every Size (HAES)
  • Lgbtqia+
  • Single Parents
  • Trauma Survivors

Fees & Insurance

Cost per Session
$80.00 - $120.00
Sliding Scale
Pay By
Paypal, Venmo, Zelle, Credit Card, American Express, Discover, Mastercard, Visa

Licenses & Certifications

Years in Practice
License #
LMHC (Licensed Mental Health Counselor)
New York
Graduate School(s)
Year Graduated
State University of New York at Buffalo
M.S. Mental Health Counseling