Qualifications of Kristin Pleines


  • M.A. Social Work (Advanced Standing Program), University of Connecticut

  • B.A. Social Work, Providence College

Certifications and Awards

  • LMSW

  • LCSW


  • Anger Management

  • Anxiety/Panic Disorders

  • Career Counseling

  • Couple or Marital Issues

  • Depression

  • Education/Personal Development

  • Family Issues

  • Grief/Loss

  • Infertility

  • Interpersonal Relationships

  • Life Coaching

  • Life Transitions

  • Obsessive/Compulsive Disorder

  • Parenting Issues

  • Phobias

  • Relationship Issues

  • Stress

  • Trauma/ PTSD

Languages Spoken

  • English 


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Professional Statement

Kristin Pleines, LMSW is an experienced clinician who works as an associate therapist at the group practice of Dr. Chloe Carmichael on Park Avenue by Grand Central Station. Kristin is committed to helping her clients achieve their goals and tailors treatment to meet each client’s individual needs. Kristin received her master’s degree in Social Work from the University of Connecticut and is currently in the Clinical Social Work doctoral program at New York University. Kristin utilizes an array of therapeutic modalities and tools including cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) and mindfulness techniques.

Kristin has a passion for helping clients identify how the past and present are connected to change behavioral patterns. She emphasizes self-care and frames therapy as an opportunity to heal and grow. Kristin helps navigate relationship issues, stress from work or parenting, or shaping the way you engage generally.