Krista Gaston

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What lies behind us and what lies before us are tiny matters compared to what lies within us. - Ralph Waldo Emerson

Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist in California

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Services
  • Individual
  • Couples
  • Family
  • Child
  • Adolescent/Teen
  • Group

About My Clients

I am currently providing tele-therapy services to residents of California. I have been fortunate to work with an amazing and diverse population of families, adolescents, and young adults. I am here to support growth and emergence. At any given time in our life any of us can be found, growing, changing, or helping someone else grow or change. Individual Emergence is a collective and community task, and I'm here in the mental health domain to support your collective emergence.

My Background and Approach

I have been providing psychotherapy for over 6 years to youth and their families ages 5 to 24, seeking health and healing within a complex set of challenges. My Healing-Centered approach is primarily rooted in Ecology, Family Systems and CBT/DBT. I believe that Growth and Change in any personal domain -work, family, social, physical health, mental health, spiritual health- is a holistic act. Ecosystems and Ecotherapy have become a foundation of my work to better understand where you're growing from and emerging into. Most notably integrated into my practice is my training in CBT-Mindfulness, Family Systems, and certification in Ecopsychology. This practice provides a concentric and holistic approach that includes mapping our socio-cultural relationships to ourselves, including experiences of awe, oppression, grief, and how we relate to the systems we live within. I also have formal training in The Work That Reconnects and Trauma Informed Systems Theory.

My Personal Beliefs and Interests

I identify as a White Queer Femme (She/Krista/Her) and believe deeply that our socio-cultural location (your unique-to-you identity) informs the way we move through, intersect, experience, and relate to the world. I believe we have the opportunity to compassionately diverge from societal stories about us and others. I support a humanized "bottom-up approach" for you to bloom in the systems you are rooted in. I believe that therapy can be a first-step in directly challenging a hierarchal "top-down" society by increasing self-understanding, mindfulness, and imagining different systems that promote and align justice for all living beings. I believe that a portion of my income should be shared with groups and populations most impacted by my own therapeutic training in the San Francisco Justice and Foster systems, prioritizing BIPOC organizations. I am in strong support of the magical humans in Movement Work such as climate and environmental justice, racial justice, and LGBTQ+-justice.

I offer online counseling in the following states:
I have experience with the following
  • Buddhism
  • Christianity
  • Wicca/Paganism
  • Multifaith

At A Glance

  • Experience: 6 years of practice
  • Rate: $100 - 200/session

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