Trained in both play therapy and cognitive behavioral therapy, I believe families often have positive instincts, but require support and education to apply the skills they need in order to affect positive and lasting change.
I am a registered play therapist supervisor (RPT-S) and clinical social worker with over 17 years of experience with children and adolescents (2 to 21) and with a variety of concerns, including: trauma (abuse, neglect, domestic violence, homelessness), attachment/ international adoption, grief and loss, divorce, school problems, behavioral issues (ADHD - oppositional/defiant behavior), anxiety and depression, and family conflicts.
Parenting can be tough, exhausting, and mystifying – but – it can be much more rewarding and energizing when we refocus our priorities on authentic and loving connections.
"I'm so stressed! Is it EVER going to get easier??!!"
What families are saying about Ms. Krys
"You were so patient, kind, professional and willing to help. You gave me advice and suggestions that I hadn't heard a million times. I remember feeling hope. Our child's anxieties lessened and her sleep improved. Through your work with her...an amazing transformation occurred."
– Parent of a 6 year-old client