“In my experience working within the mental health field, I have come to understand that therapy is about connection, compassion and understanding. Providing an open, safe and supportive space I believe is fundamental to my work with my patients to allow them the opportunity to explore various parts of themselves, especially the unknown. I consider it a privilege to be granted access to journey with patients in understanding their history, their present reality and their future goals. My belief is that we are all experts in our own lives and every so often, we need help to highlight, address and make sense of our blindspots that may impact on personal growth and overall well being.”
Krystel is a Mental Health Counselor and the Clinical Intake and Program Coordinator at the Zirinsky Family Center. She holds a graduate degree in Clinical Psychology from the University of Cape Town, South Africa and an Advanced Clinical Mental Health Counseling Degree from Medaille College. She has previously worked in a variety of settings including Inpatient Female Admissions Unit, Short-Term Adult Therapeutic Unit, Child and Family Unit and Outpatient Unit. Formerly trained in psychodynamic therapy, her clinical approach draws more from an eclectic therapeutic style based on the individual needs of each patient. She specializes in mood disorders, psychosis, interpersonal and relational difficulties. Additionally, she manages all clinical evaluations, appointment scheduling and administrative running of the practice.