Krista Olson

(MS, MSW, LCSW, LCSW-C)

About Me

Welcome! I am so glad you're here.

A safe, non-judgmental, and supportive environment is key to bringing about the change clients are seeking in their lives and in their relationships. Creating that kind of environment in counseling is my primary goal. Additionally, I bring a breadth of training and experience that allows me to utilize a blend of approaches to counseling dealing with a wide range of concerns. My approach is eclectic—tailored to each client's unique needs.

I believe the therapeutic relationship is the most important element of a helpful counseling experience. As such, I am actively engaged with clients and believe strongly in a collaborative and respectful relationship. Your issues, concerns, personal history, and worldview will inform our work together. My theoretical orientation is integrative and strength based—and I will strive to provide a safe and consistent relationship with you while challenging you to examine how you relate with the world around you.

I hold a Master's Degree in Urban Studies and a Master's of Social Work Degree from Southern Connecticut State University. In my clinical experience I have counseled individual adults, groups, couples, and families. I have worked in a community counseling center, private practice setting, and a long-term care facility. I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) in the State of Florida, and a Licensed Certified Social Worker, Clinical, (LCSW-C) in the State of Maryland.

It takes courage to seek a more fulfilling and happier life and to take the first steps towards a change. We all need to feel connected and heard. If you are ready to take that step, I am here to support and empower you.

I look forward to working with you!


Specialties

  • Stress, Anxiety
  • Relationship issues
  • Family conflicts
  • Parenting issues
  • Depression

I also have experience in Grief, Self esteem

Years of Experience: 10

Services Offered


  • Messaging

  • Live Chat

  • Phone

  • Video

Licensing

LCSW #9329 (Expires: 2021-03-31)

LCSW-C #24576 (Expires: 2021-10-31)


Reviews

Written by A.S. on Apr 13, 2019 after counseling with Krista for 4 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, sleeping disorders, self esteem, and career difficulties

Krista is the best therapist I’ve ever had by FAR. I’ve never felt more comfortable with someone to talk about my problems with. I have medical issues and sometimes it’s hard to schedule when we meet due to it but she always helps me figure it out and always reminds me in between sessions that she is always there for me, which is not something anyone in my life has told me. I would recommend Krista to anyone. She’s amazing and has helped change my life

Written by J.E. on Apr 04, 2019 after counseling with Krista for 2 months on issues concerning family conflicts, grief, and parenting issues

Krista is such a supportive, warm and kind person. She's made me feel very comfortable, and I have found it very easy to open up to her. Krista is flexible, she makes time for me as a client and goes above and beyond to ensure the whole experience is smooth and comfortable.
I have been particularly impressed with the way Krista remembers and keeps track of all the quite complex and tangled information I sometimes give her. I always feel like she listens very carefully and offers reassuring words when I need them.
Krista has really helped me see things differently, she's helped me feel more confident and safe in myself. She's helped me to begin my healing process.
I couldn't have asked for a better counselor. Krista is fantastic, and I'd recommend her to anyone.

Written by G.U. on Jan 23, 2019 after counseling with Krista for 2 weeks on issues concerning relationship issues

Krista is extremely helpful to me. She is an amazing listener and also shares helpful wisdom that has already made me feel like my situation is hopeful.

Written by L.A. on Jan 21, 2019 after counseling with Krista for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, family conflicts, and parenting issues

Krista warmly does what one of these questions asked, she supports me. She allows me to take a step back and see the whole picture before I make big decisions.

Written by F.A. on Jan 13, 2019 after counseling with Krista for 1 month on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, grief, intimacy-related issues, eating disorders, sleeping disorders, self esteem, anger management, coping with life changes, coaching, and compassion fatigue

Krista is incredibly good. I have been with other counsellor but didn't know how good it can get until I got in touch with Krista. Thank you for the support.

Written by S.A. on Jan 08, 2019 after counseling with Krista for 4 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, and self esteem

She has been very helpful. I'd easily recommend her to others in need.

Written by F.I. on Nov 27, 2018 after counseling with Krista for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, and self esteem

Krista has been extremely helpful and patient with me as she goes through my troubles and worries step by step. She will provide a listening ear that is non-judgmental and even tries to understand from you point of view. I really appreciate her helping me sort out my emotions and concerns and honestly, I grateful to have the opportunity to be matched with her.

Written by J.E. on Nov 27, 2018 after counseling with Krista for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, grief, and self esteem

Krista is a great therapist. She strikes just the right balance of professionalism and compassion. She has honestly been a life-saver at times when I have been in a panic. I can tell she reads my messages and pays attention, because her responses are always very thoughtful and warm. And she offers lots of good information and practical CBT tools for depression and anxiety as well. I highly recommend her.

Written by C.R. on Nov 22, 2018 after counseling with Krista for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, grief, self esteem, and anger management

Krista has been so good at addressing my needs and helping me in my relationships and with my grief. I’d recommend her!

Written by R.A. on Sep 24, 2018 after counseling with Krista for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, and parenting issues

Krista is thoughtful and compassionate. She listens and asks really helpful questions and has practical suggestions.
I struggle to find a therapist who I can feel comfortable with and Krista has been able to put me at ease from the start.
Krista has helped me tremendously in the time we have been communicating.