Krista McKelvin

MHR, CSC, LPC

Krista McKelvin

MHR, CSC, LPC

Professions: Counselor, Marriage & Family Therapist, Mental Health Counselor
License Status: I'm a licensed professional.
Primary Credential: LPC
Billing and Insurance:
I am an in-network provider for:
  • Aetna
  • Beacon
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield (BCBS)
  • Cigna
  • Magellan
  • Multiplan
  • Optum
  • Optum/United Health Care
  • Tricare
  • ValueOptions
Weekend Availability
Evening Availability

Offices

11551 Forest Central Drive, Suite 202
Dallas, Texas 75243

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My Approach to Helping

I enjoy working with a wide variety of people. I believe the key to successful rapport building is open and honest communication from both counselor and the client. I believe in meeting a client where they are therapeutically and client by-in. It is important that my clients are active participants in their own lives and lead me in the direction they want to go through counseling. It is my goal to provide a safe space through compassion, validation, empathy, patience, and support. By doing this, the counseling relationship will flourish, and my clients will have greater success. I utilize a variety of techniques and theories based on the needs of my clients. Some of the therapeutic approaches that I utilize include Cognitive Behavioral (CBT), Cognitive Behavioral (CBT), Solution Focused Brief (SFBT), Trauma Focused, andPerson-Centered Therapy.

Some of my favorite activities include: Following my teenaged daughter’s around, Reading, going to various sports games, going to the movies, and playing with my dogs Seven, Puppi, and Jessie.

More Info About My Practice

I earned my Master’s degree in Human Relations from the University of Oklahoma, and my Bachelor’s degree in Criminal Justice, with a minor in Sociology. Throughout my graduate and undergraduate internships, I gained experience working with a variety of ages and populations, from children and adults with developmental disabilities, to adults of all ages with chronic mental illness. I have over 20 years of experience in Social Services, Mental, and Vocational Counseling, as well as School Counseling. I completed my internship with Dr. Carolyn Harpole, PhD who is a psychologist in my home town. It was working with Dr. Harpole that led me to working with and advocating for adults, youth, and families with Developmental Disabilities.

Specific Issue(s) I'm Skilled at Helping With

Including, but not limited to: ADHD, Anger Management, Antisocial Personality, Anxiety, Asperger's Syndrome, Autism, Behavioral Issues, Bipolar Disorder, Borderline Personality, Career Counseling, Child or Adolescent, Chronic Impulsivity, Codependency, Coping Skills, Depression, Developmental Disorders, Dual Diagnosis, Eating Disorders, Emotional Disturbance, Family Conflict, Grief, Intellectual Disability, Learning Disabilities, Life Coaching, Life Transitions, Obesity, Obsessive-Compulsive (OCD), Oppositional Defiance, Parenting, Peer Relationships, Relationship Issues, School Issues, Self Esteem, Self-Harming, Stress, Teen Violence, Transgender, Trauma and PTSD, Traumatic Brain Injury

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Services I Provide

  • Art Therapy
  • Coaching
  • Consultation
  • Counseling for Offenders
  • Creative Arts Therapy
  • Family Therapy
  • Group Therapy
  • Individual Therapy & Counseling
  • Intervention
  • Marriage, Couples, or Relationship Counseling
  • Online Counseling / Phone Therapy
  • Premarital Counseling
  • Psychological Evaluation

Ages I Work With

  • Children
  • Teens
  • Adults
  • Elders

Languages

  • English

Groups I Work With

    Including, but not limited to: ADHD, Anger Management, Antisocial Personality, Anxiety, Asperger's Syndrome, Autism, Behavioral Issues, Bipolar Disorder, Borderline Personality, Career Counseling, Child or Adolescent, Chronic Impulsivity, Codependency, Coping Skills, Depression, Developmental Disorders, Dual Diagnosis, Eating Disorders, Emotional Disturbance, Family Conflict, Grief, Intellectual Disability, Learning Disabilities, Life Coaching, Life Transitions, Obesity, Obsessive-Compulsive (OCD), Oppositional Defiance, Parenting, Peer Relationships, Relationship Issues, School Issues, Self Esteem, Self-Harming, Stress, Teen Violence, Transgender, Trauma and PTSD, Traumatic Brain Injury

Client Concerns I Treat

  • Abandonment
  • Abortion / Post Abortion Issues
  • Abuse / Abuse Survivor Issues
  • Academic Concerns
  • Addictions and Compulsions
  • Adjusting to Change / Life Transitions
  • Adoption / Reunion Issues
  • Aggression and Violence
  • Aging and Geriatric Issues
  • Agoraphobia
  • Anger
  • Anxiety
  • Attachment Issues
  • Batterer Intervention
  • Behaviorism
  • Bipolar
  • Blended Family Issues
  • Body Image
  • Borderline
  • Breakup
  • Bullying
  • Cancer
  • Career Choice
  • Caregiver Issues / Stress
  • Child and/or Adolescent Issues
  • Chronic Illness / Disability
  • Chronic Pain
  • Codependency / Dependency
  • Communication Problems
  • Compulsive Spending / Shopping
  • Control Issues
  • Creative Blocks
  • Depression
  • Developmental Disorders (Autism, Aspergers, etc.)
  • Disability
  • Dissociation
  • Divorce / Divorce Adjustment
  • Domestic Violence
  • Drug and Alcohol Addiction
  • Dual Diagnosis
  • Eating and Food Issues
  • Elder Abuse
  • Emotional Abuse
  • Emotional Intelligence
  • Emotional Overwhelm
  • Emptiness
  • Exercise Addiction
  • Family of Origin Issues
  • Family Problems
  • Fear
  • Fertility Issues
  • First Responders
  • Forgiveness
  • Gambling Addiction
  • Gender Dysphoria
  • Grief, Loss, and Bereavement
  • Habits
  • Health / Illness / Medical Issues
  • Helplessness / Victimhood
  • HIV / AIDS
  • Hoarding
  • Identity Issues
  • Immigration issues
  • Inadequacy
  • Inattention, Impulsivity, and Hyperactivity (ADHD)
  • Incest
  • Individuation
  • Infidelity / Affair Recovery
  • Intellectual Disability
  • Internet Addiction
  • Irritability
  • Isolation
  • Jealousy
  • Learning Difficulties
  • LGBT (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender) Issues
  • Life Purpose / Meaning / Inner-Guidance
  • Men's Issues
  • Midlife Crisis / Midlife Transition
  • Military and Veterans Issues
  • Money and Financial Issues
  • Mood Swings / Mood Disturbance
  • Multicultural Concerns
  • Narcissism
  • Obsessions and Compulsions (OCD)
  • Oppositional and Defiant Behavior in Children and Teen
  • Panic
  • Parenting
  • Perfectionism
  • Phobias
  • Physical Abuse
  • Polyamory / Nonmonogamous Relationships
  • Post Partum Depression
  • Posttraumatic Stress / Trauma
  • Power
  • Pre-Marital Counseling
  • Pregnancy and Birthing
  • Prejudice / Discrimination
  • Psychogenic Nonepileptic Seizures
  • Psychosis
  • Racism
  • Rejection
  • Relationships and Marriage
  • Religious Issues
  • Schizophrenia
  • School issues
  • Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD)
  • Self-Actualization
  • Self-Care
  • Self-Compassion
  • Self-Confidence
  • Self-Criticism
  • Self-Doubt
  • Self-Esteem
  • Self-Harm
  • Self-Love
  • Sensitivity to Criticism
  • Sex Addiction
  • Sexual Assault / Abuse
  • Sexuality / Sex Therapy
  • Shame
  • Sleep Disorders
  • Smoking Cessation
  • Social Anxiety / Phobia
  • Somatization
  • Spirituality
  • Stress
  • Suicidal Ideation and Behavior
  • Suspiciousness / Paranoia
  • Teen violence/dating violence
  • Terminal Illness
  • Traumatic Brain Injury
  • Trichotillomania
  • Trust Issues
  • Values Clarification
  • Women's Issues
  • Workplace Issues
  • Worry
  • Worthlessness
  • Young Adult Issues

Types of Therapy

  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
  • Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT)
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