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Counselors & Appointments

Krista Lawrence, MA

For Telehealth/Online Appointments

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Counseling Style

Krista values a holistic healing achieved by working through sorting out the hard stuff in a safe space, free of judgement and full of support. Krista views therapy as a place to improve a sense of self and give your unheard parts a voice. Her approach emphasizes the mutual, collaborative development of goals in therapy. She enjoys working collectively with clients, using empathy and unconditional positive regard to help facilitate change. Service can include individual, couples, family, and group therapy.


Krista has a Master’s Degree in Marriage and Family Therapy from Central Connecticut State University. Krista worked in both outpatient and residential substance abuse settings as a case manager, group therapy facilitator, and family therapist. She has many years of experience as an outpatient therapist. She provides individual, couple, and family therapy. Her experience has taught her to listen to the content of what is being said and to focus on the process to uncover a deeper meaning. She is curious, helpful and kind. She believes there are no broken people. “We have what we need inside us. Let’s use curiosity and compassion to ask the hard questions. Those answers are the gateway to resolution.”


  • Substance Related/Addictive Disorders
  • Parenting Issues
  • Anger Management
  • Conduct Disorders
  • Grief/Loss/Bereavement
  • PTSD/Acute Stress
  • Health/Medical Problems
  • Court Mandated
  • Attention-deficit Hyperactivity Disorders (ADHD/ADD)
  • Gender Identity
  • Sexual Offenders
  • Divorce/Custody Disputes
  • Academic/Occupational/Work Issues/Career
  • Adoption/Foster care
  • Trauma
  • Schizophrenia Spectrum and Psychotic Disorders
  • Peak Performance/Performance Anxiety
  • Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD)
  • Anxiety/Panic/Phobias
  • Domestic Violence
  • Bipolar Disorder
  • Ethnic/Cultural Issues
  • Depression
  • Adjustment Disorder
  • Personality Disorders
  • Attachment Disorder

Clinical Modalities + Treatments

  • Dialectic Behavioral Therapy (DBT)
  • Attachment Based Family Therapy (ABFT)
  • Sex Therapy/Sexual Dysfunction Treatment
  • Play Therapy
  • Gender Therapy
  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
  • Expressive Arts Therapy (Art/Music/Dance Therapy)
  • Mindfulness/Meditation
  • Psychodynamic/Psychoanalytic/ Psychoanalysis

“Together, we will work on strategies that address the root cause of difficulties. Call me and let’s talk.”

Authored Articles & Interviews

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What is Sex Therapy and How Does it Work?

July 19, 2022