"We practice courage in our family by showing up, letting ourselves be seen, and honoring vulnerability. We will share our stories of struggle and strength. There will always be room in our home for both."
- Brene Brown -
MA, LMFT, IMH-E®
Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist
Patient profiles: Ages of 2.5+
Krista sees a wide variety of clients:
Stress and Anxiety,
Coping with Addictions and Recovery,
Post Traumatic Stress and Developmental Trauma,
Divorce and Separation including education for two household parenting,
Krista is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist in Minnesota, dedicated to working with individuals, children, and families since 2001, she believes in early intervention and a holistic approach to support clients in achieving overall mental well-being.
Krista is a nationally registered trauma specialist for children with the evidenced-based intervention, Child Parent Psychotherapy (CPP). Additionally as a provider of Parent Child Interaction Therapy (PCIT) she focuses on behavioral support for parents during stages of development in family systems with children ages 2.5 to 7 years old.
Krista believes everyone should have a safe, supportive, healing place to work through life's difficulties at any stage. She tries to help bring families and couples closer together through a relationally based therapeutic approach which helps support and repair opportunities to honor fulfilling relationships with themselves and their natural support networks.She provides proactive parenting strategies related to typical developmental needs throughout all stages of the life; whether you are first time parent or launching your last child becoming an empty-nester. Being highly attune to family mental health needs and the importance of intervening early, Krista creates supportive alliances and encourages the importance of relationships. She notes how the personal experiences for an individual starts the narrative toward growth and building greater capacities for healing, toward achieving overall well-being in family system.
Krista is passionate about her professional work and aims to insightfully support adults, children, and families through addressing their personalized journey. She takes a holistic approach and strives to provide clients with proactive, integrative, solution-focused strategies. She assists with mental health concerns from an educational lens and relates it back to a client’s natural support network and their personal relationships and strength-based perspective. Krista holds a belief in creating supportive alliances to foster healing through positive attachment.
Krista has a certification as an Infant Mental Health Specialist, she is endorsed by Michigan’s Alliance for the Advancement of Infant Mental Health and an avid member of the Minnesota Association of Children’s Mental Health. She is also a Board Approved Supervisor for the Minnesota Board of Marriage and Family Therapy.
Seeking help for Adults Anxiety, Depression, Post Traumatic Stress and Developmental Trauma, Panic, Mood, Phobias, Obsessive Compulsive, Relationship Concerns, Life Adjustments and Transitions, Interpersonal Connection, Relationship problems, Conflict, Parenting issues, Disconnection, Intimacy, Interpersonal problems, Difficulties due to external stressors, Division of labor issues, Communication problems, Value differences, Money related issues, Family of origin related issues, Divorce and Separation including education for two household parenting.
Start your journey with Krista if you are seeking help for children Trauma, Communication, Emotional dsyregualtion, Attachment issues, Behavioral issues, Frequent tantrums, Sleep disturbances, Eating problems, Sensory issues, Bullying, Oppositional Defiance concerns and Social/Relational challenges.
Therapeutic approaches include
Parent Child Interaction Therapy (PCIT) -www.pcit.org
Child Parent Psychotherapy (CPP) - childparentpsychotherapy.com
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
Solution Focused Therapy
Emotionally Focused Methods
Trauma Informed Methods
Progressive Muscle Relaxation (PMR)
Communication skill building
"Play Gives Children A Palace To Practice What They are Learning"
- Fred Rogers -
“Children spell love as: T-I-M-E”
- Dr Anthony P Witham -