I’m Krista Lloyd, a Registered Social Worker, Psychotherapist.
I’ve worked in the social service field for 13 years, with 9 years of direct therapy experience. I began my career working with children and families. I worked in therapeutic group homes, suspension programs and ran groups helping children and youth who had behavioural issues, anger management issues and drug/alcohol issues. For the last 9 years, I have worked as a mental health therapist, predominately with people over the age of 16. I’ve provided brief and long-term counseling for individuals experiencing mild-moderate mental health difficulties including: depression, anxiety, grief, relationship issues, stress management, poor self-esteem and life-transitions. I’ve also provided support for people with severe mental illness and support for their families. In all of my different roles, I have collaborated with other service providers including: teachers, principals, doctors, nurse practitioners and psychiatrists.
I draw upon a variety of evidence-based approaches, including cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT), narrative therapy, as well as solution focused and mindfulness-based therapies.
Education and Credentials
I have a Master of Social Work (MSW) degree from York University and a Bachelor of Social Work (BSW) degree from the University of Waterloo. I was the first student in my BSW program to complete an international placement where I traveled to Guayaquil, Ecuador. While in Ecuador I collaborated with local social workers and counselors to facilitate a program which focuses on providing children in an orphanage English language training, well-balanced meals, medical care, and emotional support.
I’ve completed numerous training courses specific to various techniques over the years, email me to learn more.