Krista Verrastro (she/her)

MA, RDT

I help people who feel used, abused, neglected, or rejected transform from merely surviving in life to thriving in life.

Creative Art Therapist in Reisterstown, MD

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Services
  • Individual
  • Child
  • Adolescent/Teen
  • Group

About My Clients

My clients often report that they feel stuck in the past, feel that they have lost their voice or were never given a chance to find their voice, and find themselves putting other's needs above their own. Through our work together they find hope for the future, find their voice, and learn to give themselves the same care that they give others.

My Background and Approach

I blend verbal therapy, drama therapy, and EMDR therapy in sessions as needed to help my clients get unstuck. I work best with people who feel different from others, disempowered, unheard, mistreated, or ashamed. My clients often feel this way due to abuse, trauma, being bullied, or just not fitting in. I pull on various theories and techniques to help my clients find their voice, have positive relationships with themselves and others, and move on from the past. I gained most of my experience with these issues while working for 8 years as a therapist at an agency that provides services to survivors of abuse. Although I have worked in a variety of other settings, abuse-related trauma is my specialty because of that experience. I received my Bachelor's and Master's degrees from NYU.

My Personal Beliefs and Interests

I've been told by those in my personal and professional lives that my most noticeable strengths are compassion, creativity, wisdom, and determination. My core values as a therapist are the following: compassion, honesty, positivity, being non-judgmental, creativity, a holistic approach to health, and being efficient. You might notice that compassion appears first thing in both of those sentences, and that's because it's very important to me. In fact, I consider myself to be an advocate for humans and animals because I like helping those who either are or feel voiceless. Because of this belief, I have been involved with social activism since high school. I consider myself to be an intersectionalist because I believe that it's important to recognize oppression in all its forms. In my spare time, I can often be found hiking, listening to music, watching movies, attending live theater, or reading.

I have experience with the following
  • Agnosticism
  • Atheism
  • Buddhism
  • Christianity
  • Wicca/Paganism

At A Glance

  • Experience: 15 years of practice
  • Languages: English

Info

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301 Main Street
Suite 2D
Reisterstown, MD 21136

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