Krista Lacroix

(CPC, MA)
Therapist Krista Lacroix Photo

About Me

Hello!
I am a Clinical Professional Counselor, licensed in Nevada. I specialize in trauma and abuse recovery, anxiety, depression, and anger management. Additionally, I am skilled in helping individuals who are struggling with relationship issues, work/employment issues, chronic physical health issues, aging-related problems, and faith-based needs.

I use a “person-centered” approach, meaning I see my clients as whole beings that already hold the answers they need. It is my job to help my clients discover their answers and make choices they believe will be best for them. It is my belief that I can only accomplish that by first meeting my clients exactly where they are, with no judgement. I am deeply honored to be in a position of helping to hold my clients’ pain while creating a safe place for my clients to explore their needs, shed old labels, heal old wounds, and create new paths.

I began my journey as a Life Coach in 2000, where I focused on helping people with goal mapping, professional and personal goal setting, workplace conflict resolution, and work/life balance. I deeply enjoyed this work, and wanted to do more, on a higher level. I returned to school after raising my children so I could focus on obtaining my degrees in counseling related programs. I achieved a Bachelor’s degree in Human Services Management, and followed that with completing my Master’s degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling. Additionally, I hold certifications in trauma-based counseling therapy approaches.

I have enjoyed serving my community in various roles including teaching classes on healthy boundaries, anger management, and how to help others through faith based coaching. I have led trauma recovery groups, substance abuse recovery groups, and faith based growth groups.

I look forward to partnering with you in your healing or growth journey!


Specialties

  • Stress, Anxiety
  • Trauma and abuse
  • Self esteem
  • Depression
  • Coaching
Also experienced in:
Addictions , LGBT , Relationship issues , Family conflicts , Grief , Intimacy-related issues , Eating disorders , Sleeping disorders , Parenting issues , Anger management , Career difficulties , Bipolar disorder , Read more...

Clinical approaches:
Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Mindfulness Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Narrative Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy

Years of Experience: 6

Services Offered


  • Messaging

  • Phone

  • Video

Licensing

LCPC #CP1120 (Expires: 2021-12-31)


Reviews

Written by B.R. on Nov 24, 2021 after therapy with Krista for 3 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, parenting issues, self esteem, anger management, coping with life changes, and compassion fatigue

She is fabulous. She did In a 30 minute session what not other therapist did for me in 10 years! Powerful and caring therapist!!

Written by D.I. on Nov 11, 2021 after therapy with Krista for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, and sleeping disorders

She is great listener and excellent therapist. Provides excellent weekly advice on stress, sleep, and other topics.

Written by C.H. on Oct 25, 2021 after therapy with Krista for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, eating disorders, self esteem, career difficulties, coping with life changes, and compassion fatigue

This is my first time trying out therapy and I got matched with Krista. I was scared and didn't know what I was doing but Krista was able to help guide me with worksheets that she provided. She would assign assigments to me that was tailored to my specific needs and those activities did help put things in a different perspective. She's caring and doesn't judge. She responds to messages as soon as she can. If she can't respond, she would let me know the time frame. I definitely recommend her and I'm very glad she was matched with me first.

Written by N.I. on Oct 12, 2021 after therapy with Krista for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, lgbt, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, eating disorders, sleeping disorders, self esteem, anger management, coping with life changes, and compassion fatigue

She is the real deal! She has every quality you could ever want in a dream therapist. Communicative, kind, compassionate, understanding, offers a unique interpersonal perspective, empathetic, and truly cares about you and your success in your mental health journey. She doesn't judge, and doesn't want you to judge yourself either. She has really been a breath of fresh air for me. Sometimes I'm ramble on and on about what's bothering me, even if it doesn't relate to the topic, and she always comes back with something kind and puts her unique perspective on what you said. I am so thankful I was matched with her on BetterHelp.

Written by B.A. on Sep 09, 2021 after therapy with Krista for 1 year and 2 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, and grief

Krista is a very caring, smart, compassionate, intuitive, discerning and awesome counselor. She has helped me so much in so many area which I thought was not possible in the beginning . She guides me NOT telling what to do . She helps me see things in a different way than MY WAY.
She wants to see me succeed and she reminds me to pay myself on the back

Written by J.E. on Apr 17, 2021 after therapy with Krista for 2 weeks

Krista is practical and adept at getting to the heart of my issues quickly. She is gifted at finding solutions and resources. Her spiritual background is a Godsend; she accepts my worldview and points me in directions that strengthen my faith and my healing process.

Written by J.E. on Mar 21, 2021 after therapy with Krista for 2 months on issues concerning depression, addictions, relationship issues, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, anger management, and coping with life changes

Krista Lacroix has been very helpful in helping me with my issues such as anger, depression and addiction. Her insights and knowledge has been very beneficial in helping me to lead a more productive life.

Written by R.O. on Feb 08, 2021 after therapy with Krista for 1 month on issues concerning stress, anxiety, eating disorders, career difficulties, and adhd

Krista is great!

Written by V.I. on Jan 19, 2021 after therapy with Krista for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, self esteem, compassion fatigue, and adhd

I've been working with Krista for a few weeks now and I am absolutely, terrifically thankful that she was assigned to me. From our first few exchanges I felt that not only was she listening to me, but she was engaging me with thought-provoking questions and ideas I never thought of. I feel better after talking with her, I feel better after reading her responses, and overall I feel better equipped to deal with some of the curveballs life is throwing my way!

Written by A.N. on Jan 16, 2021 after therapy with Krista for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, self esteem, anger management, coping with life changes, and adhd

Barely getting to know her, but love what she has provided within the weeks of getting to know her.

Written by M.I. on Jan 11, 2021 after therapy with Krista for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, trauma and abuse, grief, and self esteem

Krista Lacroix has been extremely helpful navigating me through my grief. She helps me make since of the feelings I fail to understand while offering effective coping strategies. Krista responds to my messages in a timely manner and provides valuable feedback regarding my journal entries.

Written by M.A. on Dec 29, 2020 after therapy with Krista for 2 weeks on issues concerning relationship issues, coping with life changes, coaching, and adhd

Demonstrates attention to my issues and offers direction based on my specific needs.

Written by S.Y. on Dec 28, 2020 after therapy with Krista for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, eating disorders, self esteem, and coaching

Krista has been an amazing help! It’s only been a few weeks and I feel like I have a better understanding of where I am struggling and have started working in these areas.

Written by E.R. on Dec 18, 2020 after therapy with Krista for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, parenting issues, and career difficulties

I feel really comfortable and as my first experience with therapy, she has been great. She doesn't make me feel judged but also doesnt side with me or tell me what i should do. She gives suggestions and acknowledges me in a way where i feel heard and can view things in more than one perspective but know when it is ok for me to set boundaries or feel how i do.
It has been very good for me and been a great as a support system in my growth as an individual.

Written by M.A. on Oct 22, 2020 after therapy with Krista for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, grief, intimacy-related issues, and coping with life changes

Krista is exceptionally helpful and thoughtful in her role as a counselor. I appreciate her insights, how promptly she responds, and that she provides helpful exercises and videos based on the current issues we are going over. I was skeptical before, but Krista has made me a believer in online therapy!

Written by E.M. on Sep 17, 2020 after therapy with Krista for 4 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, parenting issues, and compassion fatigue

Great

Written by J.A. on Aug 27, 2020 after therapy with Krista for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, family conflicts, parenting issues, self esteem, and anger management

She’s really kind and open, she gives a lot of helpful tips and helpful resources as well! I would recommend her :)

Written by M.I. on Aug 25, 2020 after therapy with Krista for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, self esteem, career difficulties, and coaching

I've been working with Krista for just a few weeks and she has helped me in areas including anxiety, perfectionism, workaholism and co-dependency. She's been very supportive in providing resources and strategies for building a strong and healthy relationship with myself.

Written by L.A. on Aug 20, 2020 after therapy with Krista for 4 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, career difficulties, coping with life changes, compassion fatigue, and adhd

She’s great

Written by K.R. on Aug 12, 2020 after therapy with Krista for 4 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, sleeping disorders, self esteem, bipolar disorder, and coping with life changes

Always prompt responses. Multiple ways to communicate. Knowledgeable responses. Calm while I repeat some of the same things over and over. Helpful. Insightful.

Written by B.O. on Jul 21, 2020 after therapy with Krista for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, sleeping disorders, self esteem, and compassion fatigue

Krista and I have not discussed other means of communication. I told her, early on, that texting works well for me as it gives me time to process my thoughts and her responses. I am very pleased with how quickly she was able to identify my needs and set me on a path to recovery. I’m so very grateful!

Written by H.E. on Jul 20, 2020 after therapy with Krista for 4 months on issues concerning family conflicts, and parenting issues

She’s great!

Written by M.A. on Jul 20, 2020 after therapy with Krista for 1 month on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, grief, eating disorders, and sleeping disorders

Krista Lacroix was very nice.

Written by B.R. on Jun 27, 2020 after therapy with Krista for 2 weeks

Very Knowledgeable, Kind, and transparent. As an Afro American Woman I was unsure if she would understand my issues and as a military person I was hesitant as well. She is very knowledgeable and understanding highly recommended her!

Written by S.U. on Apr 18, 2020 after therapy with Krista for 1 month on issues concerning stress, anxiety, and grief

Krista Lacroix was very kind and makes you feel at ease. She makes you feel safe about talking to her about your concerns. She's an angel!

Written by S.A. on Mar 16, 2020 after therapy with Krista for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, self esteem, and coping with life changes

Krista is wonderful, very sweet, and thorough. She offers practical solutions and additional resources.

Written by A.N. on Mar 12, 2020 after therapy with Krista for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, and parenting issues

When I first began talk-therapy with Krista Lacroix I was in a really bad place. I bottled up so much things for years that I finally thought I was going to shatter. Krista Lacroix listened to me and gave me great advice, she's helping me out every day. Krista Lacroix I am grateful to you and thank you from the bottom of my heart!

Written by M.A. on Feb 22, 2020 after therapy with Krista for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, parenting issues, self esteem, anger management, bipolar disorder, and coping with life changes

Krista honestly has been very helpful and insightful. She has given me a bunch if information to look at for anger management and addiction and has also informed me of services that can help with my addiction issues. I think she is absolutely wonderful.

Written by T.A. on Feb 21, 2020 after therapy with Krista for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, lgbt, family conflicts, self esteem, coping with life changes, and coaching

I believe that Dr. Krista Lacroix is the actual angel God destined to speak to my heart during this time in my life. I don’t think she was miscellaneously assigned to me just because she had an open time slot. There is something accurate and genius about the algorithm and personal care that is used by BetterHelp to help connect people. I have grown so much and healed quite a bit too since I signed up and showed up ready to be vulnerable and consistent.

Written by J.E. on Feb 20, 2020 after therapy with Krista for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, and coping with life changes

Krista makes me feel heard, and supports what I need, when I need it. She is a good example of healthy boundaries and gives perspective and counsel in areas I am not strong in.

Written by H.A. on Feb 19, 2020 after therapy with Krista for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, coping with life changes, and compassion fatigue

Krista has been extremely helpful in educating me about depression and stress and how to navigate these challenges with my partner. She provides very specific feedback and resources. She has allowed me to come to my own conclusions while also stepping in with explicit advice at key times. Krista is prompt with messaging throughout the week between phone/video/chat sessions. Her expertise in and passion for counseling shines!

Written by K.I. on Feb 18, 2020 after therapy with Krista for 2 weeks on issues concerning relationship issues, and trauma and abuse

Krista has been helpful in guiding me with my issues. Sometimes I'm not quite ready to do the work and need more counseling or perhaps I need to understand why I may behave in certain ways and I haven't always felt like I get that need addressed. I feel like if I understood why I behave in certain ways, I could more easily do the work necessary.