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Krista has experience treating adolescents, teens, and young adults who identify across the gender spectrum. Areas of treatment focus include depression, anxiety, trauma, behavioral acting-out, emotional dysregulation, substance abuse problems, poor attachment, grief, personality disorders, and identity development.
Krista received a B.A. in Psychology and a B.F.A. in Studio Art from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, and completed her Ph.D. in Counseling Psychology at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. Her clinical experiences include both outpatient and residential programs. She completed a doctoral internship at University of Utah College Counseling Center in Salt Lake City, and worked for a residential treatment program prior to coming to Second Nature. She has conducted research examining shame, identity, sexual trauma, anxiety, and depression. Krista’s background includes psychological testing and diagnostic formulation, as well as individual and group therapy. She typically uses a combination of cognitive-behavioral, interpersonal, shame resilience, and systems theory interventions in therapy.
Krista's clinical strengths include developing trust and rapport with clients, meeting clients therapeutically where they are, and developing creative interventions that build on client strengths.
Krista's professional interests include developing distress tolerance, building resiliency, fostering insight and reflection, and teaching empowerment and self-compassion. In her spare time, Krista loves spending time with her dogs and partner, snowboarding, watching movies, and being outdoors.