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Krista's Specialties:

Body Image

Anxiety & Depression

Family conflict & Communication

Adoption

Insecurities

Issues of Identity and Faith

Krista@VirginiaHoodCounseling.com | 720.213.8137

Krista DeYoung
Counseling Intern

Krista has spent over a decade working with adolescents, young women, and families. She is the founder of Girl Above, a local non-profit striving to improve the mental health of teen girls and their parents. Krista is a certified life coach. Additionally, she is completing the master’s in Clinical Mental Health Counseling program at Colorado Christian University. 

 

Krista is becoming a therapist after spending time as a high school and middle school teacher and dance coach. She realized the aching need for connection and support among the younger generations and became passionate about helping them create lasting change in their lives. Over the years, she has been fortunate enough to launch a podcast for parents and speak with hundreds of parents across Colorado, helping them navigate the most pressing issues facing today’s teens. Krista also facilitates groups for adolescent girls and adult women to improve confidence and learn to become advocates for themselves. 

 

Krista believes in creating a safe, judgment-free, and fun counseling environment. She believes that no one should have to navigate life alone and as a result, she is passionate about partnering with her clients to facilitate healing and reach their goals.
 

Krista is a Colorado native and currently lives in Lakewood with her husband, their one-year-old son, and their Goldendoodle, Ollie. She has a passion for global travel and humanitarian work. Krista’s husband is a Korean adoptee and was found on the streets at six years old. His past has propelled their marriage to take on a mission of serving and loving children worldwide. In addition to traveling, Krista’s hobbies are mountain biking, dancing, trying new foods, and spending time with friends.