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

I also have experience in Grief, Self esteem

Years of Experience: 10

Services Offered


  • Messaging

  • Live Chat

  • Phone

  • Video

Licensing

LCSW #9329 (Expires: 2021-03-31)

LCSW-C #24576 (Expires: 2021-10-31)


Reviews

Written by M.E. on Dec 01, 2019 after counseling with Krista for 11 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, and relationship issues

Krista is a wonderful counselor. She really understands my needs. She helps me learn how to find and use the tools I need in my life. She is very professional and has a lot of professional insight.

Written by F.A. on Nov 06, 2019 after counseling with Krista for 11 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, grief, intimacy-related issues, eating disorders, sleeping disorders, self esteem, anger management, coping with life changes, coaching, and compassion fatigue

I cant be grateful enough to have Krista Olson as my current counsellor. If you are in the selection phase, Krista might be the one to give it a good shot.

Written by H.A. on Oct 29, 2019 after counseling with Krista for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, grief, and self esteem

Straight forward, no sugar coating.

Written by L.E. on Oct 24, 2019 after counseling with Krista for 5 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, and self esteem

She's the best! I don't know what I'd do without her. Thank you Krista for being so supportive and helpful. You've gotten me through a lot!

Written by M.O. on Sep 16, 2019 after counseling with Krista for 3 months

Krista is incredible. Thoughtful and spot on in giving coping skills for me and my 13 year old. The best counselor we have ever met. She really cares and she knows practical skills as well as she listens to you and hears the needs or hurts behind the words.

Written by A.I. on Sep 10, 2019 after counseling with Krista for 10 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, and intimacy-related issues

I have been working with Krista for nearly a year. I have been able to maintain my mental health through her consistent support. As time progressed, I've been faced with series of unexpected events and life changes. She is a very clever person. Her balance between empathy and perseverance have kept me focused on my goals without burning out. She has stayed with me as I go through life and overcame obstacles. As I maneuver through difficulties, Krista has made the experience a little bit easier, less lonely, and something of a challenge to overcome rather than a reason to be stagnant. I'm grateful for her professional skills and long-term partnership I have been fortunate to be able to build. Living this past year mindfully the best I can made me see my strengths and things I need to work on clearer. The resilience I've gained and Krista helped me realise became a quality of mine I'm very proud of. I believe the skillset and tolerance I'll continue to gain living mindfully in my 20s will be an asset that will help me tackle any issues that come up in the future. Krista really understands my values and aspirations. She encourages me to pursue my passion and chase my dream no matter the many, long-lasting, face-scrunching hiccups along the way. I'm also thankful for teen counseling. This is only possible online as I move and travel a lot.

Written by J.E. on Aug 11, 2019 after counseling with Krista for 6 months on issues concerning family conflicts, grief, and parenting issues

Krista is brilliant. She is supportive, kind and helpful. She really cares about her clients and offers effective strategies that I can use on a daily basis. She is flexible and responds to all my messages, taking great care to be supportive and helpful. I would recommend Krista to anyone. I have never felt so satisfied with a counselor and she has truly helped me.

Written by K.A. on Jul 11, 2019 after counseling with Krista for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, grief, sleeping disorders, and self esteem

Krista is really amazing. She's very supportive but also will make a strong suggestion to push you in the right direction to improve your mental health. I feel very lucky to have been matched to her.

Written by K.A. on Jul 11, 2019 after counseling with Krista for 2 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, grief, and self esteem

Best therapist I have ever had. I feel like I can share anything with her, I don't feel the need to hide anything. She is very supportive and also helps me get actual results!

Written by G.U. on May 26, 2019 after counseling with Krista for 4 months on issues concerning relationship issues

Krista is amazing. She has helped me tremendously. Working with her my life has improved in so many ways. She is a thoughtful listener who really engages and remembers even small details that I forget sometimes. I strongly recommended her!

Written by P.A. on May 11, 2019 after counseling with Krista for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression

Krista has been incredibly lovely and supportive, while also being honest and not holding back which is 100% what you want from a professional. She genuinely cares and wants to help, and I appreciate the regular check-ins that she does when I haven't had a chance to write and check-in myself. Would definitely recommend her!

Written by A.S. on Apr 13, 2019 after counseling with Krista for 4 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, sleeping disorders, self esteem, and career difficulties

Krista is the best therapist I’ve ever had by FAR. I’ve never felt more comfortable with someone to talk about my problems with. I have medical issues and sometimes it’s hard to schedule when we meet due to it but she always helps me figure it out and always reminds me in between sessions that she is always there for me, which is not something anyone in my life has told me. I would recommend Krista to anyone. She’s amazing and has helped change my life

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.

Written by L.A. on Jan 21, 2019 after counseling with Krista for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, family conflicts, and parenting issues

Krista warmly does what one of these questions asked, she supports me. She allows me to take a step back and see the whole picture before I make big decisions.

Written by S.A. on Jan 08, 2019 after counseling with Krista for 4 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, and self esteem

She has been very helpful. I'd easily recommend her to others in need.

Written by F.I. on Nov 27, 2018 after counseling with Krista for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, and self esteem

Krista has been extremely helpful and patient with me as she goes through my troubles and worries step by step. She will provide a listening ear that is non-judgmental and even tries to understand from you point of view. I really appreciate her helping me sort out my emotions and concerns and honestly, I grateful to have the opportunity to be matched with her.

Written by J.E. on Nov 27, 2018 after counseling with Krista for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, grief, and self esteem

Krista is a great therapist. She strikes just the right balance of professionalism and compassion. She has honestly been a life-saver at times when I have been in a panic. I can tell she reads my messages and pays attention, because her responses are always very thoughtful and warm. And she offers lots of good information and practical CBT tools for depression and anxiety as well. I highly recommend her.

Written by C.R. on Nov 22, 2018 after counseling with Krista for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, grief, self esteem, and anger management

Krista has been so good at addressing my needs and helping me in my relationships and with my grief. I’d recommend her!

Written by R.A. on Sep 24, 2018 after counseling with Krista for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, and parenting issues

Krista is thoughtful and compassionate. She listens and asks really helpful questions and has practical suggestions.
I struggle to find a therapist who I can feel comfortable with and Krista has been able to put me at ease from the start.
Krista has helped me tremendously in the time we have been communicating.