Krista M. Nelson MA, LICSW, LMFT, co-founder of Family Circle Counseling has twenty-nine years of therapy and social work experience working with children and families going through difficult transitions.
Krista specializes in working with survivors of trauma, neglect and sexual abuse, families in the foster care and adoption systems, families with grief, attachment and chronic health concerns, depression and parents and their adolescents with high risk behaviors. She also offers couples therapy with an adult attachment lens.
She has completed professional training in EMDR, Dyadic Developmental Psychotherapy, Theraplay, Emotion Focused Couples Therapy and DBT with adolescents. She is an approved supervisor in marriage and family therapy and facilitates case consultation groups. Krista is a faculty member, for the U of M's Center for Advanced Child Welfare Studies Training in Adoption Competency Program and Adjunct Faculty at the University of St. Thomas/St. Catherine School of Social Work. When not in private practice she coordinates the Wilder Foundation Center for Attachment and Trauma Training and conducts parent and professional trainings throughout the state.
Krista has a special interest in working with persons of culturally diverse backgrounds. Her current client population includes individuals from China, Somalia, Guatemala, India, Korea and Russia.