Kristin Thomson Bader

Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT

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Kristin Thomson Bader

Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT


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1115 Broadway
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New York, New York 10010
(310) 299-2693

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When someone in a relationship is an addict, unhealthy role shifts and power imbalances take hold. Once the substance abuser enters recovery, things begin to re-balance, and this power redistribution has potential for new problems. Couples and family treatment can help both partners or family members to work together to adapt to the challenges posed during this transition back to a fully-functioning relationships. Providing a safe therapeutic environment, I assist in navigating the challenges that face partners or family members once the addict enters recovery, including how to best to assist the recovering person and address life changes for loved ones.
One always hopes that addressing addiction means relationships can return to normal - but often problems have existed for so long what is "normal" has become skewed. The natural inclination is to return to unhealthy patterns. Removing stigma and shame around addiction is critical, while focusing on the role substances play and deconstructing why someone uses.
I incorporate a strengths-based integrated approach fostering communication and understanding, addressing contributing attachment issues, and helping individuals, couples and families connect to a new way of life. I also work with people who are interested in harm reduction, or who aren't ready for abstinence but would like to gain control around their use.

Qualifications

  • School: Antioch University
  • Year Graduated: 2011
  • License and State: 001036 New York

Finances

  • Cost per Session: $190 - $250
  • Sliding Scale: Yes
Pay By: ACH Bank transfer, Cash, Check, Mastercard, Paypal, Visa
Accepted Insurance Plans
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Additional Credentials

  • Certificate: The New School for Social Research / Integrated Harm Reduction Psyc
  • Certificate Date: 2018
  • Certificate: Ackerman Institute for the Family / Foundations in Family Therapy
  • Certificate Date: 2015

Kristin Thomson Bader's Groups

Couples Coping with Substance Abuse Issues

Substance abuse and addiction affect not only the addict, but also the addict's partner and the couple as unit. When addicts enter recovery, relationship dynamics also inevitably change, which often activates new issues that the couple must address together. This group allows partners to share these relational shifts with other couples encountering similar concerns, while I provide support and guidance to help everyone navigate these sometimes rocky waters.

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Parent Support Group

The goal of this group is to educate parents on addictive disorders and help them develop new coping skills to use when dealing with their children. It provides a safe outlet for parents to address specific issues that have come up at home and process them with others.

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Harm Reduction Support Group

Using integrative harm reduction psychotherapy, this group is for people either looking for ways to manage their substance use or trying to decide if abstinence is the right choice for them. Whether or not participants have attempted sobriety previously, most participate in the group because they're looking for ways to better manage and more deeply understand their substance use. They want to improve their lives and feel better.

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Location

1115 Broadway
12th Floor
New York, New York 10010
(310) 299-2693
Ask about video and phone sessions

Nearby Areas

This location is easily accessible from:

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Specialties
  • Addiction
  • Relationship Issues
  • Anxiety
Issues
  • Alcohol Use
  • Behavioral Issues
  • Codependency
  • Coping Skills
  • Depression
  • Dual Diagnosis
  • Family Conflict
  • Grief
  • LGBTQ Issues
  • Life Transitions
  • Marital and Premarital
  • Parenting
  • Peer Relationships
  • Self Esteem
  • Sex Therapy
  • Trauma and PTSD

Client Focus

Age
  • Adolescents / Teenagers (14 to 19)
  • Adults

Treatment Approach

Types of Therapy
  • Attachment-based
  • Cognitive Behavioral (CBT)
  • Dialectical (DBT)
  • Family / Marital
  • Family Systems
  • Humanistic
  • Integrated Harm Reduction Psychotherapy
  • Motivational Interviewing
  • Psychodynamic
  • Strength-Based
Modality
  • Individuals
  • Couples
  • Family
Video/Skype
  • Online/Phone Counseling

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Last Modified: 25 Mar 2020
Kristin Thomson Bader, MA, LMFT, Marriage & Family Therapist in New York

Kristin Thomson Bader

Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT