Kristy Zink


About Me

Hello! I am a licensed mental health counselor in the State of Iowa and South Dakota. After I obtained my Master's degree, I started my career at a community agency providing counseling to clients struggling with substance abuse and problem gambling. Most recently, I have been working with young adults struggling with depression, anxiety, grief/loss, and stress management. My appoach as a therapist is client- centered; you will be directly involved in your therapeutic decisions. I utilize cognitive behavioral (CBT) therapy techniques as well as solution focused techniques during sessions. I highlight each of my client's strengths, discuss coping skills that worked in the past and brainstorm for new coping skills to move forward on making better life decisions.


  • Stress, Anxiety
  • Addictions
  • Grief
  • Self esteem
Also experienced in:
Relationship issues , Family conflicts , Trauma and abuse , Anger management , Career difficulties , Depression , Communication Problems , Coping with Natural or Human-Caused Disaster , Divorce and Separation , Read more...

Clinical approaches:
Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Motivational Interviewing, Solution-Focused Therapy

Years of Experience: 10

Services Offered

  • Messaging

  • Live Chat

  • Phone


LMHC #001511 (Expires: 2020-09-01)

LPC #LPC20539 (Expires: 2020-12-31)


Written by S.U. on May 28, 2020 after counseling with Kristy for 4 months on issues concerning family conflicts, and grief

This woman listens to me and gives me concrete goals to work on. I feel I can be myself and talk to her about anything without judgement.

Written by C.H. on Jun 01, 2018 after counseling with Kristy for 3 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, family, grief, and self esteem

I’ve worked with Kristy for about 3 months and the lessons I’ve learned are invaluable. I look forward to carrying these with me through life and remembering I am worth the work. I’m so thankful I was matched with Kristy. She was understanding and supportive through my entire progression.

Written by .. on Jan 03, 2018 after counseling with Kristy for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, and self esteem

Kristy has been a great person to work with. She has listened to my issues and began a plan to address those issues. I believe that I have a long road to recovery, but I’m confident with Kristy’s guidance and knowledge that I can get there someday. This was my first step asking for help and I’m thankful Kristy was matched up with me.

Written by N.I. on Oct 13, 2017 after counseling with Kristy for 3 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, family, and trauma and abuse

Excellent! She is a great help.

Written by F.A. on Oct 01, 2017 after counseling with Kristy for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, and self esteem

Kristy creates a warm and acceptable environment. She goes above and beyond with her responses.