Krista Olson

(MS, MSW, LCSW, LCSW-C)

About Me

Welcome! I am so glad you're here.

A safe, non-judgmental, and supportive environment is key to bringing about the change clients are seeking in their lives and in their relationships. Creating that kind of environment in counseling is my primary goal. Additionally, I bring a breadth of training and experience that allows me to utilize a blend of approaches to counseling dealing with a wide range of concerns. My approach is eclectic—tailored to each client's unique needs.

I believe the therapeutic relationship is the most important element of a helpful counseling experience. As such, I am actively engaged with clients and believe strongly in a collaborative and respectful relationship. Your issues, concerns, personal history, and worldview will inform our work together. My theoretical orientation is integrative and strength based—and I will strive to provide a safe and consistent relationship with you while challenging you to examine how you relate with the world around you.

I hold a Master's Degree in Urban Studies and a Master's of Social Work Degree from Southern Connecticut State University. In my clinical experience I have counseled individual adults, groups, couples, and families. I have worked in a community counseling center, private practice setting, and a long-term care facility. I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) in the State of Florida, and a Licensed Certified Social Worker, Clinical, (LCSW-C) in the State of Maryland.

It takes courage to seek a more fulfilling and happier life and to take the first steps towards a change. We all need to feel connected and heard. If you are ready to take that step, I am here to support and empower you.

I look forward to working with you!


Specialties

  • Stress, Anxiety
  • Relationship issues
  • Family conflicts
  • Parenting issues
  • Depression
Also experienced in:
Grief , Self esteem , Aging and Geriatric Issues , Commitment Issues , Communication Problems , Domestic Violence , Family Problems , Forgiveness , Hospice and End of Life Counseling , Infidelity , Isolation/Loneliness , Read more...

Clinical approaches:
Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Emotionally-Focused Therapy (EFT), Mindfulness Therapy, Narrative Therapy, Psychodynamic Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy

Years of Experience: 11

Services Offered


  • Messaging

  • Phone

  • Video

Licensing

LCSW #9329 (Expires: 2021-03-01)

LCSW-C #24576 (Expires: 2021-10-01)


Reviews

Written by T.E. on Sep 10, 2020 after counseling with Krista for 2 weeks on issues concerning relationship

She has been a big help to me and i cant thank her enough for guidin me in the right direction

Written by A.N. on Aug 07, 2020 after counseling with Krista for 2 weeks on issues concerning relationship

Krista has been insightful and helpful. She is able to communicate and relate to each of us differently which helps us understand ourselves and our impact on our relationship individually. We appreciate her thoughtfulness.

Written by A.L. on Jun 15, 2020 after counseling with Krista for 2 weeks on issues concerning relationship

She holds my partner and I accountable! One session has already helped my relationship! Will continue to see her for premarital counseling!

Written by M.A. on May 30, 2020 after counseling with Krista for 3 weeks on issues concerning relationship

Krista is a great listener and actively facilitates growth through constructive dialogue. She is delicate yet effective in therapeutic skill that I have never experienced prior to Krista. She is a wonder.

Written by C.O. on May 26, 2020 after counseling with Krista for 5 months on issues concerning relationship

Krista is persistent, she never gives up. I appreciate that. She is knowledgeable and you can tell she really cares about her clients.

Written by R.O. on Apr 06, 2020 after counseling with Krista for 2 months on issues concerning relationship

Krista has a very supportive, smart, and helpful approach to counselling that makes one feel at ease, heard, and helped. I would recommend her to anyone, as she very logical and even keeled.

Written by A.L. on Jan 27, 2020 after counseling with Krista for 2 weeks on issues concerning relationship

Krista is great and is really helping me.

Written by K.A. on Mar 11, 2019 after counseling with Krista for 2 weeks on issues concerning relationship

Krista is an amazing counselor and advisor, she is very understanding and patient but also tells you what is necessary for true growth and success. I recommend her to anyone in need and will be using her expertise in the future.