Meet Kristy M. Vanacore, PsyD., P.C.
Rewilding Mentor. Holistic Psychologist. Modern-day Medicine Woman.
New York State Certified Licensed Psychologist
Connecticut Certified Licensed Psychologist
Dr. Kristy Vanacore
has been an inspiring trailblazer in the field of holistic psychology for two decades. Beloved as a modern-day medicine woman and rewilding mentor, her inventive approach to whole being healing and wellness blends ancient wisdom with contemporary science. The result of her work is a return to and restoration of one’s natural state of being through the expression of vibrant health of the body, mind and spirit.
Rooted in science and ancient wisdom
Dr. Kristy’s clients experience profound and lasting transformation through an integrative approach called Root Cause Psychology. As the individual is guided through the exploration of underlying causes of symptoms, illness, dis-ease, and un-wellness, personalized support is given to resolve and thrive through them. Kristy has certifications, training and expertise in various evidenced-based practices and philosophies:
Dr. Kristy integrates these foundational approaches into a broad palette of timeless wisdom practices that support her clients in moving through the various layers of physical, mental, and emotional healing, alongside spiritual and personal transformation. With a particular emphasis on somato-emotional release and trauma release work, she incorporates a variety of evidenced-based movement practices into her client sessions in order to help them release stuck energy in the body and restore harmony. Kristy has training and certifications in:
Kristy’s life mission has been creating an innovative center for collective healing and community. To date, thousands of families have received support through individual coaching, empowerment groups, wellness retreats, and classes and workshops. Kristy regularly consults with schools, hospitals, rehabilitation centers, and retreat centers. As a certified Mindfulness in Schools Project leader, Kristy has spent the past decade bringing her wellness initiatives into private and public schools, as well as homeschool communities to support students, teachers, administrators, and parents.
Kristy is frequently invited to speak locally and nationally about topics such as rebirth of parents, mindfulness for children, mindful parenting, empowerment and resilience for children and teens, health and wellness for families, meditation and spiritual development. Kristy has also created a professional development mentorship for aspiring healers and world servers.
Dr. Kristy has a Doctoral Degree in Clinical Psychology and School Psychology from the Ferkauf Graduate School of Psychology, a Master of Science Degree in Clinical Psychology, and a Bachelor of Science degree, Magna Cum Laude from Fordham University.
Kristy is the author of Rewilding: A Woman’s Quest to Remember Her Roots, Rekindle Her Instincts, and Reclaim Her Sovereignty. Through her passion for storytelling, both oral and written, she coaches others in excavating their own stories through journaling and other practices as they navigate their healing journeys. Kristy frequently writes blogs, collections of poetry and articles for various print and online publications.
Kristy can often be found off the grid hiking, exploring new terrain, immersing in the beauty of Mother Earth, or practicing forest scouting and archery skills. With a passion for capturing nature through photography, some of her most treasured photos are of her favorite places in Maine. In addition to her serious crystal and driftwood collections, Kristy loves vintage rock band merch and dreams of playing guitar and singing her original music compositions in a band. As a hockey mom, she spends many weekends chauffeuring her boys, ages 13 and 11, to games and tournaments, and cheering them on in the stands. Outside the rink, Kristy loves dancing, yoga, sculpting pottery, painting, traveling, and connecting eye-to-eye and soul-to-soul with horses, who always remind her to go where the wild things are.