Hi, I’m Krista.
I’m a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in the state of California with over 11 years of experience providing counseling and mental health care. I received my Masters in Social Work from the University of Southern California. In my personal life, I enjoy swimming, yoga, podcasts and time with my kids. In my professional life, I have worked with a broad range of adults in outpatient settings experiencing a wide variety of life challenges including substance abuse, anxiety, depression, trauma and stress.
My counseling style is centered on compassion and non-judgement. It would be my privilege to work to build a therapeutic rapport with you and listen deeply to your life concerns. When we confide in a trusted outlet, we can reflect and learn more about ourselves and our relationships and choices-- and hopefully, we can work to improve and adopt new and healthier ones by breaking negative patterns.
I tend to favor person-centered and cognitive behavioral approaches to therapy, but I am also open to tailoring my approach to you based on your unique needs and preferences. I also have a lot of experience and training with motivational interviewing. I am also a huge fan of mindfulness exercises and would love to incorporate that into our sessions if you are open to it.
I strongly believe everyone could benefit from counseling. We all deserve to live abundant lives and embody our best selves. It shows true courage to reach out and be willing to access our vulnerability. I’m happy you have taken the first step toward new possibilities. I look forward to working with you!
Additional areas of focus: LGBT, Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Trauma and abuse, Grief, Intimacy-related issues, Parenting issues, Anger management, Career difficulties, Bipolar disorder, Abandonment, Body Image, Caregiver Issues and Stress, Codependency, Communication Problems, Drug and Alcohol Addiction, Eating and Food-Related Issues, Forgiveness, Guilt and Shame, Isolation / Loneliness, Life Purpose, Midlife Crisis, Money and Financial Issues, Postpartum Depression, Post-traumatic Stress, Pregnancy and Childbirth, Self-Love, Sexuality, Social Anxiety and Phobia, Women's Issues, Workplace Issues
Clinical approaches: Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Mindfulness Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Solution-Focused Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy
CA LCSW 27325
Pretty helpful with mindfulness
Written on Aug 16, 2023 after therapy with Krista for 2 years and 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, family conflicts, anger management, and coping with life changes
This is my first time doing therapy and I’ve never felt so excepted and understood. I’ve been going through a really rough patch in my life but I finally have a positive outlook. Thanks to Krista
Written on Aug 10, 2023 after therapy with Krista for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, sleeping disorders, self esteem, anger management, career difficulties, bipolar disorder, coping with life changes, and compassion fatigue
Krista is so good at her job, it regularly amazes me!
Written on Aug 07, 2023 after therapy with Krista for 10 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, self esteem, and coping with life changes
I've really enjoyed my therapy experience with Krista. She's very supportive and professional. One of the things that stands out for me is how she continually checks in with me in between sessions. I'm not great at using the BetterHelp platform between sessions, but Krista sends me resources and checks in to make sure I'm doing alright. It's great to know that she's there. The consistency and thoughtfulness of her work in and out of sessions is really meaningful to me.
Written on Jan 02, 2023 after therapy with Krista for 1 year and 5 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, and self esteem
She's great and caring.
Written on Dec 27, 2022 after therapy with Krista for 9 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, self esteem, anger management, and career difficulties
Krista has been nothing short of amazing. I came into therapy with social anxiety so talking to people was extremely tough for me, but Krista was always attentive, supportive and patient. She made it easy to talk to her and when it was tough for me to start, she would either start the conversation or help guide me on where to start. Since then, I've been more and more comfortable talking to her and made some improvements in my life.
Written on Aug 17, 2022 after therapy with Krista for 4 months on issues concerning addictions, relationship issues, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, and anger management