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Helping you find the perfect fit.




Krystie is passionate about helping parents in their parenting journey. Raising children is wonderful and overwhelming all at the same time. In a non-judgemental safe space, clients are able to receive the support and guidance they need for the ups and downs or parenthood, marriage, and life transitions.  She has a passion for holistic modalities and incorporates self care, meditations and spirituality into her work. 

Krystie is the owner of Tree of Life. She has experience working at RUMC, Children's aid society and has been a lecturer at CUNY CSI and St. John's university. 


Outside of being a therapist, you can find her on her own motherhood journey to two little ones. A native Staten Islander who loves hiking, being in nature and traveling. 




Samantha is a compassionate and caring therapist, who places a strong emphasis on self-care practices and self-love. She works children, teens, and young adults, who have a variety of mental health issues such as anxiety, depression, grief and loss, trauma, and poor self-esteem/ body image. She offers creative approaches to keep her clients engaged that utilize components of Mindfulness, Solution-Focused Therapy, Person-Centered Therapy, Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy, Psychodynamic Therapy, and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy. Utilizing play therapy techniques via art activities and sand tray/ sand play therapy, her clients love coming to sessions. 

Check out her website here!




Jacqueline is an empathetic and caring mental health counselor. She has experience working with children, teens, and young adults through a variety of mental health concerns such as emotional regulation, ADHD, depression, grief and loss, anxiety, and codependency. She utilizes an eclectic therapeutic approach by using components of Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy, Dialectical Behavior Therapy, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, and Psychodynamic Theory to meet all clients’ unique needs. Jacqueline also has experience utilizing play, art therapy, and Sand Tray Therapy to serve her clients in fun, genuine, and creative ways.



MHC - Intern

Athanasia is a master's level clinician who has joined the Tree of Life MHC Team, through our collaboration with CUNY CSI's Clinical Mental Health Counseling program. Through this partnership, Athanasia is able to provide low-fee, high-quality counseling services to the Staten Island community.


Athanasia has experience working with individuals (ages 3-21) who are on the Autism Spectrum as a behavioral technician and teaching assistant. As a counselor-in-training, she offers sessions to children, adolescents, and adults using a combination of theoretical approaches that place an emphasis on Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy.

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