Meet Krista! Krista (she/they) is a Counselor-In-Training pending PLPC. She is under the supervision of Katherine Schwenke, # 2014040796.  Krista enjoys facilitating groups along with individual sessions. She moved to the St. Louis area summer of 2023, and her previous group experiences include facilitating DBT Skills for BPD individuals, a CBT Depression Skills group, and a Queer/Trans Asian Support group.

Krista strives to stay mindful of the systemic and institutional dynamics that exist and works to help clients empower themselves through their lived experiences. Krista’s approach to therapy is to provide the skills for the client. Kris enjoys working with adolescents and adults on stressors of daily life. Kris is in the process of training towards certification for DBT and IFS and has additional training/experience utilizing CBT+, TF-CBT, and CPT. 

Areas of Interest:

  • Trauma
  • BIPOC
  • Immigrant and refugee populations
  • LGBTQIA+
  • Grief
  • Intergenerational Trauma

Educational Background

Formal education

  • Bachelor of Arts in Cultural Anthropology from Emory University
  • Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from Emory University
  • Master of Science in Primate Behavior and Ecology with a focus on parasitology from Central Washington University
  • Master of Science in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Central Washington University

Certifications & Credentials

  • TF-CBT & CPT
  • Working towards IFS Certification
  • Working towards DBT Certification

Articles or blogposts written by therapist

  • Blog post here 🙂
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Fees & Payment Information 

Fees:

  • Intake: 95/session
  • 40-45 minutes: 95/session 
  • Group: $50/session
  • Sliding scale $65-95/session 

Insurance:

  • In-network with: MOHealthnet (Straight medicaid), United Health Care Community Plan (UHCCP), Homestate Health and Show me Healthy Kids 

 

Availability and Location

Hours:

  • Sunday-Wednesday

Location:

  • Saint Charles
  • Olivette (Mondays)
  • Virtual (Wednesdays)

Get to know Krista!

Outside of the office, Krista finds solace in the art of kayaking and daydreaming about future kayaking adventures. Alongside her wife, she revels in the joy of culinary journeys at local restaurants, park escapades, and museum explorations. Krista’s furry companions love all the time she delights in them.   Graced with a partner who possesses a green thumb, because she likes the idea of a rainforest home without doing the maintenance work.  Her dedication to advocating for marginalized communities resonates profoundly, as evidenced by her involvement in volunteering at a local clinic. Krista remains committed to making a positive impact and creating meaningful connections in the lives of those she serves.

 

Work with Krista!

Krista has personal pride in her identity as a queer 2nd generation Lao American counselor and hopes to provide the space for her clients to also feel pride in their own identities. If you are interested in working with Krista, please schedule through our online form.