Kristeli Zappa-Monterroso, LMSW

Kristeli Zappa-Monterroso, LMSW

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Practice Information





Licensure & Certification

License TitleLMSW
Licensed InNew York
License Number106515


LMSWHunter College
  • Welcome Message

    Growing up in a bilingual and bicultural family and having lived in different places in the world has given me a deep understanding of how it feels to not completely belong to one place or another. To only partially be able to fit in with some things from one identity and some things from another can be a complicated way to grow up, but if explored can be beneficial for our lives going forward.

    Our minds have the great ability to change throughout our lives. A therapist’s job is to help reduce negative symptoms by facilitating positive change. I believe that we all have the desire to lead meaningful and fulfilling lives, and the ability to know and do what is best for us. Together we can explore thoughts, feelings, and behaviors that may be causing distress and work to make life what you want it to be.
    I have worked with people of all ages and with a variety of experiences. I take a holistic approach and focus on how we can use your strengths to meet your needs and reach your goals. Whether it is by learning about how your past has formed you and is affecting you now, and/or finding more practical solutions to pressing issues.
    Please contact me if you have any specific questions.

  • Skills and Expertise


    • Acculturation
    • Adjustments
    • ADHD
    • Adoption
    • Anger Management
    • Anxiety
    • Behavioral Problems
    • Body/Self Image
    • Cancer
    • Career-Related
    • Codependency
    • Crimes
    • Cognitive Problems
    • Cultural Oppression
    • Crisis
    • Depression
    • Dissociative Disorders
    • Eating Disorders
    • English-Speaking Anxiety
    • Family Separation/Conflict
    • First-Timers in Therapy
    • Friendship Conflicts
    • Grief and Bereavement
    • Hoarding
    • Immigration
    • Identity Issues
    • Impulsivity
    • Infertility
    • Infidelity
    • LGBTQIA+
    • Maternal Mental Health
    • Mood Disorders
    • Natural Disasters
    • Parenting
    • Racial Identity
    • Relationship issues
    • Sex Conflict
    • Shame
    • Spirituality
    • Sports Performance
    • Trauma & PTSD
    • Weight Related


    • Young Adults (18-25)
    • Adults (25-59)
    • Older Adults (60+)

    Session Types

    • Individual