Kristina Cilento

Licensed Master Social Worker, Licensed Creative Arts Therapist

(she, her)

I specialize in Trauma and PTSD, Self-Esteem, Relationship Issues, Depression, Anxiety, Grief, and Life Transitions. Additional experience in supporting people with chronic illness, pregnancy, prenatal and postpartum.

My therapy style is informed by Psychodynamic, Relational, Attachment-based, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Compassion-focused, Expressive Arts, Music Therapy, Strengths-based, Mindfulness-based, and Polyvagal-based therapy.

Kristina Cilento, LMSW, LCAT | Balanced Mind | EMDR Schema Therapy Online | New York

How I Can Help

As your therapist, I view my role as a compassionate and informed partner on your journey, and want therapy to feel like a soft place to land throughout your week where you feel challenged, uplifted and deeply understood. I work with artists, creatives, and helper-types who feel inherently sensitive and attuned to the world around them, and are looking for a space to process emotions and address barriers that might be preventing them from living their most balanced and supported lives. I am skilled in helping adults and adolescents navigate difficulties with their mood, relationships, self-esteem, trauma, grief and life transitions.

I am a relational and psychodynamic therapist and use expressive arts based techniques informed by my dual training in social work and music therapy. My style is warm, grounded, holistic and affirming. In our discussions, we’ll be curious together and I’ll balance sharing feedback, while working to co-create a space where you define how your sessions unfold.

What Makes Me Credible

  • Master’s in Social Work with Honors Distinction from Silberman School of Social Work at Hunter College
  • Licensed Master Social Worker (LMSW) License No. 120707
  • Bachelor’s in Music Therapy & Psychology from Berklee College of Music
  • Board Certified Music Therapist (MT-BC) License No. 14680
  • Post-Graduate Music Therapy Fellow and Research Assistant with UCLA Health
  • Neonatal Intensive Care Unit Music Therapy (NICU-MT) Training
  • Music Therapy Assisted Childbirth Practitioner Training


Are you a new client? Please feel free to contact me or self-schedule below.

Therapy looks different for everyone because we all come with our unique identities, strengths and experiences that shape us. It’s an honor for me to build alliance with others, and to join you in contemplating life’s hardest questions. Together, we can nurture new insights and practices while bringing movement to stuck areas. I’m excited to get to know you and for the work we can do together.

Kristina Cilento, LMSW