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Krista Humbard

MA, LIMHP

Krista has close to 10 years of experience as a counselor in private practice. She earned her BA in Psychology at Kansas University and her Masters of Arts in Clinical Counseling from the University of Nebraska. Krista is a Nebraska Licensed Independent Mental Health Practitioner, Licensed Professional Counselor and National Board Certified Counselor. Prior to opening a private practice, Krista worked at Boystown, BeHaven Kids and Munroe Meyer Institute.

Krista believes that everyone believes everyone has struggles (though they may very different) and everyone makes mistakes.  Which is why I believe that everyone is deserving of a large dose of self-compassion, which I’ve found is lacking is most of my clients.  

 

everyone experiences negative thoughts and emotions, yet most people are surprised that they aren’t alone in this.   Usually my clients feel a little relief just knowing that they are not alone.our doubts, fears, and worries tend to lose some of their power once we express them to someone.   By forcing our brain to use logic to express our thoughts, it helps us process what we’re thinking, and normally decrease the emotions related to those thoughts.

 

Krista works with clients of all ages and has extensive experience with children, adolescents and families.  She specializes in working with  anxiety, anger management, unhealthy coping strategies, stress management, depression and relationships. Krista enjoys working with clients to increase their ability to regulate emotions, so they can experience success in the home, work, school, and community.  Children and adolescents, especially, can have overwhelming emotions, and benefit from guidance on how to cope.  Additionally, she enjoys working with parents to provide strategies for reducing problematic behaviors that are hampering a child's ability to experience success in the family, at school and with peers. Krista's approach to therapy is influenced by her genuine empathy for others and her sense of humor. She is devoted to helping individuals and families develop self-understanding, self-management and the skills necessary for living a happy healthy life. 

Krista strives to create a therapeutic environment for clients to verbally process thoughts and feelings, and to learn and implement a range of coping skills. She uses thought-challenging techniques help clients change negative, intrusive thoughts that are creating negative emotions and the resulting symptoms.

Krista's preferred counseling approaches are Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Behavioral Modification and Behavioral Analysis.  She provides on-line video counseling for individuals of all age groups, families and couples.

One recurring theme I’ve noticed is that everyone experiences negative thoughts and emotions, yet most people are surprised that they aren’t alone in this.   Usually my clients feel a little relief just knowing that they are not alone.our doubts, fears, and worries tend to lose some of their power once we express them to someone.   By forcing our brain to use logic to express our thoughts, it helps us process what we’re thinking, and normally decrease the emotions related to those thoughts.

Contact

913-390-3172