Areas of practice
- Adolescent Issues
- Anxiety and/or Panic
- Attention Deficit Disorder - ADHD
- Autism and Developmental Disorders
- Bipolar Disorder
- Child Development
- COVID-19 Stress, Anxiety and Depression
- Eating Disorders
- Family Issues
- Gender Identity Issues
- Parenting Issues
- Post Traumatic Stress Disorder
- Acceptance & Commitment Therapy
- ADD and ADHD Coping Strategies
- Adolescent Therapy
- Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT)
- Dialectical Behaviour Therapy
- Emotion Focused Therapy
- Family Therapy
- Mindfulness approaches
- Motivational Interviewing
- ONLINE / VIRTUAL / TELEHEALTH COUNSELLING
- Relaxation Therapy
Other languages spoken
Counselling practice website:www.CarmanahCounselling.com
Krista (she/her) has many years experience working with children (6+), adolescents, adults, parents and families. Before completing her Masters in Counselling Psychology and becoming a therapist, she was a youth worker and pharmacy technician.
Krista has a true passion for helping others and takes pride in providing solid assessments and efficient, evidence & relationship-based treatment.
Krista’s clients have said that she is compassionate, non-judgemental , relatable, and inclusive. She has a wide range of experience in mental health and helps clients with depression and low mood; bipolar disorder; trauma & PTSD; anxiety (worries, phobias, panic, somatic/ somatization concerns); eating disorders (ARFID/picky eating, Binge Eating/ BED, Bulimia, Anorexia etc); & emotional dysregulation, including emotional over-control/rigidity, self-injurious behaviours, and suicidal ideation. Krista has experience working with children and adults with neurodiversity including autism spectrum, ADHD & giftedness & learning disabilities. She also has helped folks with substance use problems.
She is formally trained in CBT (Cognitive Behavioural Therapy), DBT (Dialectical Behavioural Therapy), EMDR (Eye- Movement Desensitization Reprogramming), RO-DBT (Radically-Open Dialectical Behavioural Therapy), EFFT (Emotion Focussed Family Therapy), Motivational Interviewing, as well as others. She has training and experience providing clinical supervision & consultation to other therapists. Please inquire for consultation rates if interested.
A Proud Mom and More!
Krista is a proud mom of two and knows that parenting has its challenges. It takes courage for parents to ask for support. When working with parents and families she tries to be collaborative, understanding and empathic.
She is working hard to understand the depths of privilege, internalized racism and discrimination, and stands in support of the LGBTQ2S+ and BIPOC communities. Krista has volunteered doing outreach supporting the residents of the Downtown Eastside, and champions harm reduction, education & safe supply approaches.
- EMDR for trauma, phobias, anxiety
- DBT CBT RO-DBT Motivational Interviewing EMDR
- EFFT ACT