Kristina Isshak, LSW
Kristina is a Licensed Social Worker in New Jersey with over 5 years of experience working with individuals of varying ages and backgrounds to address challenges in their lives. She has previously worked in a hospital supporting patients throughout their cancer treatment and in a university supporting students who are adjusting to life stage changes. Kristina’s areas of interest include depression, anxiety, and adjusting to life changes. Her therapy style is warm and inviting while keeping conversations candid and lighthearted, decorated with puns and dad jokes. Kristina believes an approach to mental health must be well-rounded and tries to implement holistic practices into treatment plans while using strength-based, person-centered, and solution-focused modalities to help empower each client towards accomplishing their goals. When Kristina is not working with clients, she likes to take long walks with her pup Simba and volunteer locally to create care packages for those experiencing homelessness.
Growing up in a culture where mental health was considered taboo, Kristina has seen firsthand how polarizing that can be. Understanding how minimizing the importance of mental health negatively impact physical health, human functioning, and overall perception of quality of life, Kristina is passionate about destigmatizing and normalizing mental healthcare and making an impact one person at a time.