My name is Krissa and I am a Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor in the state of Minnesota.
I specialize and enjoy working with individuals experiencing anxiety, depression, trauma and emotional dysregulation. I help clients by providing a safe and non judgmental space to explore their thoughts and feelings.
I believe that the therapeutic relationship is a connection where people can feel safe to express and be themselves in order to learn, grow, and create positive change in their lives. The therapeutic relationship is an important aspect of therapy in order for change to happen.
Whether you are considering making changes for the first time or looking to maintain long-term growth, my goal is to walk alongside you on that path for continued self-discovery.
· Mood Disorders
· Stress, Anxiety, Depression
· Self esteem/worth
· Coping with life changes
· Women's Issues
· Relationships & Intimacy
· LGBTQIA+ Ally
· Healthy Sexuality
The approaches I use include strengths-based and solution-focused approaches, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Trauma Focused CBT, EMDR, DBT, and mindfulness-based practices.
EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing) is a psychotherapy that enables people to heal from the symptoms and emotional distress that are the result of disturbing life experiences. Repeated studies show that by using EMDR therapy people can experience the benefits of psychotherapy that once took years to make a difference. It is widely assumed that severe emotional pain requires a long time to heal. EMDR therapy shows that the mind can in fact heal from psychological trauma much as the body recovers from physical trauma.
Dialectical behavior therapy (DBT) is a modified type of cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT). Its main goals are to teach people how to live in the moment, develop healthy ways to cope with stress, regulate their emotions, and improve their relationships with others.