Therapy can be transformational. I love my work and approach each client with your needs and desires for growth in mind. I practice person-centered, dynamic therapy - meaning we will travel along together and find the root of whatever the problem may be. I see adolescents and adults in individual therapy for a number of concerns. I also specialize in women's healthy sexuality as well as identity based therapy for those who may be struggling with aspects of their identity (eg sexuality, race, culture, gender, etc). We will work towards a place where you can lead an authentic life.
I am a licensed psychologist. I earned a Master of Science in Applied Developmental Psychology from the University of Pittsburgh, a Master of Arts in Counseling Psychology at Boston College, and a Doctorate of Counseling Psychology at Chatham University.
In addition to my clinical practice, I conduct research, teach at the City College of New York (CUNY), and offer consulting to individuals and companies. I am often featured in the media as a mental health expert. (such as The Doctors TV). Click here for more on those aspects of my work.
Click here or call 843.284.6389 to schedule an appointment or to learn more. I also offer 15 minute free consultations to see if we can be a good fit, which you can easily schedule online. Just choose 15 minute evaluation.
The most fundamental aggression to ourselves, the most fundamental harm we can do to ourselves, is to remain ignorant by not having the courage and the respect to look at ourselves honestly and gently.”
― Pema Chödrön,
Finding our truth and being kind and gentle to ourselves can be one of the scariest journeys we can embark on. If you have ever wondered why you can’t seem to make sense of your own feelings, you are not alone. We all go through seasons of challenges and navigating life changes can be confusing and emotional. My mission is to help people overcome their struggles with stress and self-esteem to live full, abundant lives. I am passionate about helping my clients discover how to develop self-love, a sense of balance and clarity, and a healthy, satisfying life.
I have a long history of working closely with individuals in crisis, anxiety, and depression, and PTSD. What I have learned from my experience is that people have a misconception of therapy and believe it is for “others.” I have observed that people routinely settle for less and will remain in an unhealthy situation rather than seek guidance. I love being a therapist and working with a diverse population.
I can help you explore various issues in an open, honest way, focusing on your needs. At the same time, we look at a variety of influences impacting your life. We're all different in our own way, so I don't believe in "cookie cutter" approach. Each session is tailored to your unique needs and experiences so that you can begin to create change and heal.
Together, we can explore and work through these issues. It's important to feel heard and understood as well as learn new skills to improve problem areas. I offer a warm and inviting atmosphere to help you move through the challenges of the seasons of your life.
I am a Licensed Master Social Worker and a certified Trauma Stress Studies, which I received from the Trauma Center at the Justice Resource Institute in Boston. I earned my graduate degree in Social Work at Fordham University and my undergraduate degree at West Virginia University. My practice modalities include; Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, and Trauma Focused CBT. I also believe in bringing in a more holistic approach and focusing on mindfulness and being connected on all levels. Mind, body, and soul.
Services offered by Kristy:
Adult Psychotherapy (trauma focused)
First Responders & Veterans
Dr Zaida Medina
I believe that clients are the experts in their own lives. My role begins by helping people to identify and verbalize the issues that may be getting in their way. I will listen carefully to your concerns and then together we will create a customized plan to best meet your needs. Our goal is to help you get your life back on track by implementing effective strategies that are geared towards you. I enjoy working with adults, teens, adolescents, and children who are struggling with life’s stressors and are in need of some additional support and understanding.
I treat concerns including, anxiety, depression, stress, bipolar, trauma, grief, marital and relationship difficulties, life transitions, divorce. I'm passionate about helping couples find their way through periods of conflict and reconnecting to rebuild. I also truly enjoy working with children to help them identify & talk about their emotions.
I look forward to working collaboratively on a plan that best meets your needs as we navigate the problems together.
Click here or call 843.284.6389 to schedule an appointment or to learn more. I also offer 15 minute free consultations to see if we can be a good fit, which you can easily schedule online. Just choose 30 minute initial consultation.
Dr. Medina offers in-person and telehealth appointments.