Kristy Bazzanella


About me

At times, life can feel out of balance, I am here to support you. As a client-centered, solution focused counselor, I seek to assist you in finding your own internal strengths so that you can determine solutions to your problems. I utilize a combination of therapeutic approaches including cognitive-behavioral therapy, experiential, expressive arts and play therapy. I strive to match the treatment approach to individual problems. Together I will work with you to help you achieve personal growth and meet treatment goals. I offer a highly personalized, supportive approach that will help you live a happy, healthy and productive life. I am a Certified Trauma Professional, a Play therapist, a Reiki and EMDR Practitioner and am certified in Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy.

Life is sometimes difficult and often we need someone to be with us as we encounter difficulties. I am dedicated to building a strong therapeutic relationship to assist you in alleviating symptoms and overcoming barriers in your life. I offer a highly personalized approach that is tailored to you. Our time together is focused on you discovering who you are and how you want to be. My goal is to help you uncover your true potential and lead a life that is worth celebrating. While we can't change difficult situations of the past, we can work together to better understand and resolve challenges in your life. By applying complementary therapy approaches and techniques, we will unearth long-standing behavior patterns or negative perceptions that may be holding you back from experiencing a more fulfilling and meaningful life. Together we can restore balance in your life. I look forward to working with you.


  • Stress, Anxiety
  • Trauma and abuse
  • Self esteem
  • Depression
  • Coping with life changes
Also experienced in:
Addictions , LGBT , Relationship issues , Family conflicts , Grief , Intimacy-related issues , Parenting issues , Anger management , Career difficulties , Bipolar disorder , Coaching , Compassion fatigue , ADHD , Adoption and Foster Care , Read more...

Clinical approaches:
Attachment-Based Therapy, Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), Mindfulness Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy

Years of Experience: 5

Services offered

  • Messaging

  • Live Chat

  • Phone

  • Video


VA LPC 0701006594


These quotes represent just a few of the many positive reviews that we have received for Kristy Bazzanella. We don’t pay anyone to provide their review and they are all made voluntarily. Some people's experience receiving therapy with BetterHelp might be different.

Written on Jul 28, 2021 after therapy with Kristy for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, anger management, career difficulties, coping with life changes, and adhd

Kristy is a good listener but also a problem solver. She offers solutions or tools as applicable but does not pressure me or make me feel bad when/if I don't use them. She is very kind but also funny and "real". Excellent therapist.

Written on Jul 16, 2021 after therapy with Kristy for 4 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, and anger management

Kristy is a very caring individual. She truly listens and offers an atmosphere that is not only friendly, but casual and laid back. I'm so glad to have found her as my therapist.

Written on Jun 17, 2021 after therapy with Kristy for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, lgbt, relationship issues, grief, eating disorders, self esteem, and coping with life changes

Kristy was key in helping me manage my rollercoaster of a life these past months. She was understanding, great at pep talks, helped me analyze what I was going through, and suggested great tools. She was very supportive about the LGBT+ aspects in my life, as well as family and medical struggles. I enjoyed hearing a bit about her life, which strengthened our connection. Thanks for the great support Kristy!

Written on Feb 27, 2021 after therapy with Kristy for 1 month on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, eating disorders, sleeping disorders, self esteem, and career difficulties

Working with Kristy Bazzanella has been one of the best experiences in my quest for improved mental health. Kristy is a positive and steady witness to my experiences; I never feel judged or belittled. She continues to give me practical tools every week to improve my well being. With her help, I’ve also been able to engage in activities that I’ve once been too depressed to engage in. Thank you for the positive impact you’ve had, Kristy!

Written on Sep 01, 2020 after therapy with Kristy for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, sleeping disorders, self esteem, career difficulties, coping with life changes, and adhd

This has been very helpful

Written on Jun 09, 2020 after therapy with Kristy for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, parenting issues, self esteem, coping with life changes, and adhd

Kristy is really attentive, relatable and kind. I am a younger client and we get along very well. She is a mentor to me. She has a sense of humor and will listen to you without judgement. It is really easy for me to be honest with Kristy. She doesn’t hide her personal life completely and I enjoy that. It feels more mutual than just another paycheck for her. I love Kristy!

Written on Jun 08, 2020 after therapy with Kristy for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, self esteem, career difficulties, and coping with life changes

I haven’t felt this heard or validated in a long time like I have with Kristy Bazzanella. She listens to what I have to say and helps me think of situations in a way I hadn’t. The best part of all is that she is actually giving me little gold nuggets for me to use in everyday life!

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