Krista Matthews , LPC, CC-S, CAADC

Wellness matters. Wellness first.

Krista has been working the mental health field for over 30 years.  She has provided services in a variety of clinical settings from Inpatient, Partial Hospitalization Program, Intensive outpatient, Group therapy, and individual therapy.  She is trained and licensed as a psychotherapist, an addictions counselor, and is licensed to supervise in either of those areas.

Treatment Philosophy & Focus

Krista has been trained in evidenced base practices such as Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Acceptance and Commitment therapy, Gestalt techniques, Dialectic Behavioral Therapy, Interpersonal Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, and psychodynamic techniques.  Krista is also comfortable working within the Christian Belief.

Krista works with people to create a pace where healing can occur – the need for healing can present in any number of areas:  anxiety, depression, bi-polar, substance abuse, misuse of alcohol, transgender questions, and the fears that arise with compulsive behaviors such as shopping, eating, watching pornography, or sex.  She has demonstrated skill in working with people who have suffered trauma in early childhood, as well as adulthood.

Krista’s passion is being present with people, no matter where they are on their path of healing and sharing/teaching/offering skills to assist with bringing them to the places where they can venture and emotionally heal.  Krista will work with clients individually to find the treatment that works best for them.  She, also, believes in the use of humor and laughter as an integral part of therapy.

Education & Experience

Krista received her BA from Purdue University with a double major in Psychology and Theology.  She completed her master’s degree in counseling psychology from Western Michigan University.  She has also maintained certification in Substance Abuse Counseling, Substance Abuse Supervision, Licensed Profession Counselor Supervision, and Trauma Counseling.


Christian Counseling
Faith Based Counseling
Fears that arise with compulsive behaviors such as shopping, eating, watching pornography, or sex
Misuse of alcohol
Substance abuse
Transgender or questions regarding sexuality
Trauma and/or neglect in early childhood
Trauma in adulthood

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The Wellness Institute of Michigan Therapists