Clinical Social Work, Therapist
Krista Townsend is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and practicing trauma therapist in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. She received a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology and a Bachelor of Social Work from Eastern Mennonite University in 2012 and a Masters in Social Work from the University of Pittsburgh in 2017. Krista is passionate about utilizing her training and skills to create space and provide support to clients as they identify and create important changes in their lives. Krista operates from an intersectional feminist and relational perspective, acknowledging the impacts of systems and supports on clients’ experiences and perspectives.
Krista is certified in Cognitive Processing Therapy, Trauma-Focused CBT and trained in EMDR therapy, and works with her clients to identify which approaches are the best fit for their healing and goals. She utilizes a holistic approach to mental health and specializes in processing the impacts of trauma on the mind, spirit, and body. Krista’s perspective highlights her belief that life is a process of healing and growing, with many fluctuations along the way.
In her free time, she enjoys reading, various creative outlets and continuing to develop and strengthen her relationships with friends and family.
I believe the therapeutic relationship is a brave space to explore relational dynamics and gain an understanding of our relational patterns influencing our interactions with ourselves and others. I am also a certified yoga instructor via YogaRoots on Location and incorporate elements of this training into my practice as appropriate and desired by clients.
I am certified in Cognitive Processing therapy, Trauma-Focused CBT and trained in EMDR therapy, and incorporate my trauma-informed yoga teacher training as appropriate. I utilize a holistic approach to mental health and specialize in processing the impacts of trauma on the mind, spirit, and body.
I enjoy working with adults and have worked with people from a variety of backgrounds exploring issues related to trauma, abuse, peer and familial relationships, and identity formation. I welcome you to contact me via phone or email to set up an initial consultation to determine whether we would be a good fit.
License: Pennsylvania / CW022385
School: University of Pittsburgh
Year Graduated: 2017
Cost per session: $130
Pay by: Cash, Debit, Health Savings Account, Discover, American Express, MasterCard, Visa
Accepted Insurance Plans: Highmark BlueCross and BlueShield, UPMC, UnitedHealthcare, Medicaid, and Medicare
Walk and talk therapy is self pay only via cash, check, or credit card payment.
Teletherapy is covered by some insurance plans but not all. Please contact the member services number on the back of your insurance card to ask if your specific plan covers teletherapy services for outpatient mental health care.
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