Overview: Dr. Kristin Talka, owner of Mid-Hudson Psychological Services, PLLC is a New York State licensed psychologist with an office conveniently located in Kingston, NY, the center of the Hudson Valley. She provides individual psychotherapy services for adults ages 18 and older. Insurances Accepted: Aetna, Blue Cross Blue Shield, Emblem, Magnacare, Medicare, MVP, Oxford, Tricare, United Behavioral Health, 1199 SEIU, out of network, and private pay.
Depression, hopelessness, low self-esteem
Anxiety, stress, chronic worry
Family, work, and romantic relationship issues
Divorce or loss of spouse
Stage of life changes
Grief, loss, bereavement
Job and career-based challenges
Interpersonal skills challenges-effective communication skills, boundary setting
A few thoughts about psychotherapy: The choice to pursue psychotherapy can be a challenging one to make, oftentimes signaling that we are in a situation that we feel we can no longer resolve on our own. Many times when individuals come for their first therapy session, they may identify feeling overwhelmed, confused, and frustrated with their current circumstances as well as worried about the benefits of psychotherapy. These feelings are normal and are welcomed as part of the psychotherapy process.
The core focus of my psychotherapy practice is change. Individuals presenting with complicated life situations can benefit from a present moment, empathic approach to help them to recognize and learn the cognitive, emotional and behavioral factors that have affected their unwanted circumstances and how they can change these factors in order to move towards a better, more centered life.
My clinical approach is integrative, borrowing from Acceptance and Commitment Therapy and cognitive-behavioral therapy interventions. With these therapeutic approaches the whole person is addressed, not just the psychological, but also the health and psychosocial factors that contribute to overall functioning. In this collaborative relationship, individuals develop awareness of themselves and their values that help them to develop skills in order to work towards achieving their goals in treatment. Therapeutic treatment is typically provided on a short-term basiswith most treatment ending after 6-10 sessions.