LCSW - Clinical Director
Krista is extensively experienced in residential milieu treatment and the Teaching-Family Model, which has supported her in her clinical work at Eva Carlston Academy. Additionally, Krista has devoted over 10 years to program and community development in Utah and Alaska where she worked closely with professors to complete and publish research on Food Insecurity in the community of Anchorage, as well as advocate for change for women and children at a legislative level. After graduating from the University of Alaska-Anchorage with a Bachelor’s in Social Work, Krista completed a master’s degree in Social Work at the University of Utah with an emphasis in Forensic Social Work.
Throughout her career, Krista has developed a thorough expertise in working with complex clients who present with a wide range of diagnosis and behaviors. Specifically, Krista’s training in trauma and addiction has allowed her to work with clients from an attachment and trauma informed perspective to foster a strong relationship with clients. Krista engages with her clients and families from a strength based perspective using a wide variety of clinical modalities such as EMDR Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Dialectical Behavior Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, and Seeking Safety. Krista also seeks to utilize unique strategies to meet the needs of her client’s outside of traditional talk therapy.
“I believe healing begins by forming a strong therapeutic alliance with clients to help support their change process, learn new skills, and develop a passion to live and experience the world.” In her free time Krista loves to spend time with her family, specifically her little boy, cheer at Utah Jazz games, visit Disneyland, and attend yearly Comic Cons.