Dr. Kristin Schaefer-Schiumo| Manhasset NY

About Me

Dr. Kristin Schaefer-Schiumo

I would like to take a moment to welcome you to my corner of the world. It is my hope that this area will become a valuable source of support and information for you and those close to you. As a counseling psychologist I have maintained a vibrant private psychotherapy practice in Manhasset for over 15 years, where I specialize in the treatment of children, adolescents, adults, and couples. Always client-focused, I work to help my clients flourish so they can live their best lives. The enduring success of my practice is due in large part to my ability to connect with people and gain their trust. I combine supportive compassion and authenticity with gentle and targeted direction, a combination that truly gets results. My areas of focus include the treatment of anxiety, depression, parenting difficulties, eating disorders, marital and couple conflict and child and adolescent behavior, learning, and adjustment challenges. In my work, I take a holistic therapeutic approach integrating a number of meaningful and helpful perspectives. I believe that human beings are strong and resilient, but also are creatures of habit. No matter what the challenges we currently face, we can use our naturally given strengths and resources to move through difficult experiences. In our work together, we will work with your patterns of thinking, feeling and behaving to shape difficult experiences into your desired outcome. As a part of this process you will begin to learn more about who you are in relation to the challenges you wish to resolve and the goals you wish to achieve. We will work toward acceptance of realities that cannot change, while learning effective and positive ways of meeting your goals. We will modify problematic ways of feeling and behaving, develop effective communication in relationships, and successfully navigate through life's many transitions.

I am finding that in these turbulent times, so many appear successful on the outside but are crying on the inside. Are you fortunate in so many ways yet feel sad and empty? Now is the time to speak with a professional. I can help. Together we will develop a plan and set goals that meet your needs. Stop the cycle of repetition; end circular arguments about finances, loyalty, and emotional connection. We will discover your strengths and use them to help you learn how to think, respond emotionally and behave differently. Old family patterns will be broken and you will be truly successful.

As a Full Professor at LIU Post, I teach courses examining the dynamics of intimate relationships, optimal learning and social resiliency. I am successful working with children, adolescents and their parents, and adults, eliminating blocks to effective learning and life success. My lectures and courses at universities, schools, and community organizations have addressed topics such as anxiety and depression, bullying, and parenting skills.

I hold a Ph.D. in Counseling Psychology and a Master of Science in Education in Counseling and Personnel Services from Fordham University. I also have a B.S. in Human Development and Family Studies from Cornell University. My research has been published in several national, peer reviewed journals. I am the co-author of Life Lessons: Hold 'Em Poker Style. This book uses the terms and strategies of Texas Hold Em Poker to meaningfully and humorously tackle topics relevant to everyday life, such as effective communication and suited relationships.

Treatment Approaches

Treatment Orientation:
  • Coaching
  • EMDR
  • Eclectic
  • Family/Marital Therapy
  • Mindfulness-Based Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy (MBCBT)
Modality:
  • Couples
  • Group
  • Individuals

Client Focus

  • Gender: All
  • Religious Orientation: Any
Age:
  • Children (6 to 10)
  • Preteens / Tweens (11 to 13)
  • Adolescents / Teenagers (14 to 19)
  • Adults
  • Elders (65+)

Qualifications

  • Years in Practice: 16 Years
  • School: Fordham University
  • License No. and State: 014343 New York

Specialties

  • Anxiety or Fears
  • Depression
  • Relationship Issues
Issues:
  • Academic Underachievement
  • Adoption
  • Attention Deficit (ADHD)
  • Anxiety
  • Behavioral Issues
  • Child or Adolescent
  • Chronic Pain or Illness
  • Depression/Mood Disorders
  • Eating Disorders
  • Infertility
  • Learning Disabilities
  • Life Coaching
  • Loss or Grief
  • Parenting
  • Spirituality
  • Trauma and PTSD
Mental Health
  • Dissociative Disorders
  • Impulse Control Disorders
  • Thinking Disorders

Finances

  • Sliding Scale: Yes
  • Accepts Credit Cards: No
Insurance

Because of the importance of maintaining your privacy, I am no longer participating in-network with managed care plans. However, most insurance carriers will provide partial reimbursement for both private or group services on an out-of-network basis. I am happy to provide you with a receipt or to provide any assistance possible in filing paperwork.