"Go confidently in the direction of your dreams. Live the life you've imagined."  I believe the therapeutic relationship can promote healing, and that therapy does not have to be an intimidating experience.  I work with adults, adolescents and children, and have expertise in play therapy and family therapy.  I am warm and genuine and will always respect where you are on your journey. 

Treatment Focus


I specialize in working with adults and children who are recently bereaved, as well as those with trauma histories. I have extensive experience assisting survivors of domestic abuse and sexual assault, and those with depression and anxiety.  In addition, I treat clients who are searching for 

self-awareness and those with relationship difficulties. 

My background


I am a Licensed Mental Health Counselor with over fifteen years experience in the field. I obtained my graduate degree from Long Island University, along with post-graduate work in Marriage & Family Therapy from Hofstra University.  I believe change is always possible, and that life is a journey, 

not a destination.



  • Individuals seeking one-on-one counseling.
  • Families requesting family therapy.
  • Individuals who request couples counseling.
  • Parents seeking treatment for their children. Ages served are 5 to 17.

Fees & Agreements


I offer an initial phone screening to determine if I am the best fit for your needs. Afterwards, an initial assessment will be scheduled.  Fees range from $95-$120 per session. I am paneled with a few insurance companies; please call me or your insurance carrier to inquire.  Office hours are Tuesdays, Fridays, Saturdays, Sundays.  Virtual visits (telehealth) are also offered with flexibility.  Please call or email to inquire. 

Contact Me

Drop me a line!

Call me at 516-654-5822

Christine Cione, LMHC

2116 Merrick Ave, Merrick, New York 11566, United States


Open today

09:00 am – 05:00 pm

If you are experiencing a mental health crisis that requires immediate assistance, please call 516-679-1111.