Kristin  Miscall

Kristin Miscall

Licensed Clinical Social Worker, LCSW
New York Not Accepting Online
Flatiron District, Chelsea District Not Accepting In-person

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Updated September 22, 2021

Specialties & Expertise

  • Eating disorders
  • Body dysmorphia
  • Trauma
  • Mindfulness
  • Loss and grief
  • Self-esteem

Professional statement

Kristin Miscall is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in the Flatiron neighborhood of Manhattan. Her specialties include trauma, eating disorders and body image challenges, addictions and substance misuse. She has extensive training in Psychodynamic therapy, through which she works with clients to better understand underlying problems that arise from childhood experiences. She also utilizes Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing Therapy (EMDR), which aids clients in unblocking and releasing painful memories, leading to more rapid trauma recovery. Additionally, she draws from the ground-breaking trauma treatment pioneered by Pia Mellody called Post-Induction Therapy (PIT) which treats relational difficulties in adulthood that are rooted in childhood pain and trauma.

In her work with clients who struggle with eating and body image problems, Kristin draws from a variety of treatment and healing modalities including feminist psychodynamic model, mindfulness practices, and inner child work. She aims to support her clients’ understanding of both their eating disorder symptoms and the environmental and social factors that may have contributed to their development. In working toward healing these symptoms, she collaborates with her clients to explore the other issues that they cope with through eating, and how their relationship with food is connected to the ways our culture views and treats bodies, especially the female-identified body.

In addition to being anti-diet, Kristin uses a Health at Every Size model to promote a body positive approach to health and wellness. Her style is warm, honest, and grounded in unconditional positive regard. Kristin also believes in utilizing a team approach when it is essential for client safety and is comfortable working alongside nutritionists and medical doctors when indicated. She looks forward to meeting you at her office conveniently located near the 23rd Street subway station.


Message to clients

I’m here to give you tools and techniques so that you can lead and navigate your own self-inquiry, and radical self-care. I’m not about imposing processes or ideologies and don’t have all the answers because they’re different for everyone. In fact, it’s in the questions where the juicy stuff lies. Think of me as your guide, holding space and shedding light on those pesky blind spots that are impossible to see on our own and can keep us trapped in destructive patterns and habits. With over 19 years in private practice, I’m trained in a range of Eastern and Western methodologies including psychoanalysis, trauma theory, yoga philosophy, and Zen Buddhism. I source from the wells of wisdom that each of these traditions offer as road maps for living in and through our emotional, physical, and spiritual bodies.


Specialties

Eating disorders - Reducing unhealthy eating patterns, beliefs, and behaviors, such as restricting, purging, and binging; healing the emotional pain surrounding disordered eating

Body dysmorphia - Coping with negative beliefs and feelings of shame about one’s appearance; building skills to manage distressing situations and thought patterns

Trauma - Coping and healing after threatening or scary events, such as witnessing accidents or experiencing sexual, verbal, emotional, or physical abuse

Mindfulness - Bringing one's attention to experiences occurring in the present moment

Loss and grief - Emotionally preparing for the anticipated passing of a loved one; managing feelings and reactions to a death or loss of significance; support during the process of healing and acceptance

Self-esteem - Cultivating self-compassion, assertiveness, and confidence; developing ways to reduce suffering, anxiety, social withdrawal, and self-neglect




Clientele

  • Adults (24+)
  • Couples
  • Parents
  • Seniors (65+)
  • Young adults (18-24)

Insurance

Kristin Miscall is not in-network with any insurances.

Read about the benefits of seeing an out-of-network provider here.


Out-of-pocket fees

  • Ongoing sessions: $225 (45min)
  • Sliding scale: $175 - $225
  • Ongoing session fee: $300 (60min)

Additional session information

Out-of-network billing options

This provider can support you in getting reimbursement from your insurance company if you are seeking out-of-network reimbursement. Here are the out-of-network billing options they provide:

  • Super billing

Location(s)

Flatiron District practice
Not accepting new clients in-person
Currently Available Times
  • Morning (Before 10am)
  • Daytime (10am - 1pm)
  • Afternoon (1pm - 5pm)
  • Evening (After 5pm)
  • Weekends
Regular Hours
  • Mon Closed
  • Tue Closed
  • Wed Closed
  • Thu Closed
  • Fri Closed
  • Sat Closed
  • Sun Closed

Online Sessions (New York)
Not accepting new clients online
Currently Available Times
  • Morning (Before 10am)
  • Daytime (10am - 1pm)
  • Afternoon (1pm - 5pm)
  • Evening (After 5pm)
  • Weekends
Regular Hours
  • Mon 11:00am-8:00pm
  • Tue Closed
  • Wed 11:00am-8:00pm
  • Thu Closed
  • Fri Closed
  • Sat Closed
  • Sun Closed

Chelsea District practice
455 W. 23rd Street, Suite 1A, New York, New York 10011
Not accepting new clients in-person
Currently Available Times
  • Morning (Before 10am)
  • Daytime (10am - 1pm)
  • Afternoon (1pm - 5pm)
  • Evening (After 5pm)
  • Weekends
Regular Hours
  • Mon Closed
  • Tue 11:00AM-7:00PM
  • Wed Closed
  • Thu 11:00AM-7:00PM
  • Fri Closed
  • Sat Closed
  • Sun Closed

Work and Education

Private Practice, Therapist, 1998 - Present
Integrative Harm Reduction Psychotherapy Program, The New School for Research, 2017
Women’s Therapy Center Institute, 2010
Center for Community Alternatives, Crossroads Program, Therapist, 2000 - 2001
SafeSpace, Therapist, 1995 - 2000

Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy Study Center, 2007
NYU, MSW, 1995


Licensure

New York: R055126-1

New Jersey: 44SC05943500


Languages

English