Kristel Byrd, LCSW - Virginia Therapist at Grow Therapy

Kristel Byrd

Kristel Byrd


2 years of experience
Solution oriented

Hi, My name is Kristel. I am an LCSW who provides talk therapy via Telehealth. I am a multifaceted individual with a deep well of life experiences that inform my perspective. As a former military brat and spouse, I've intimately understood the complexities of life's transitions. My journey has taken me from being a stay-at-home mom to transitioning back into the workforce, granting me a unique appreciation for both roles. I'm a devoted mother of two children, and my path has been marked by significant challenges, including the struggle with infertility and profound grief. I proudly identify as a feminist and supporter of the LGBTQ+ community. These aspects of my identity deeply influence my approach to life and work. With a background in working with families, individuals, and children, I bring a wealth of experience. My personal journey has shaped my empathetic, compassionate, and inclusive perspective, which I offer as a source of support and understanding to those I work with.

What can clients expect to take away from sessions with you?

During the first session we'll discuss expectations and therapeutic process. Then we will dive into how therapy can best support you and increase your resilience by setting collaborative goals and getting to understand what is going on in your life.

Explain to clients what areas you feel are your biggest strengths.

I specialize in life transitions, such as marriage and divorce, common relationship issues, sexuality, spirituality, and self-discovery. My practice is eclectic and uniquely tailored to you. I want to empower you to regain resilience and become motivated to get on the path to where you deserve to be. We'll explore your deepest concerns without judgment and in a safe space. I am experienced in helping individuals navigate various challenges, including low self-esteem, trauma, identity issues, grief, and personal growth. I support you through significant life transitions like marriage and divorce, address common relationship issues, guide you through the complexities of parenting, and empower you during your transition to adulthood. We can openly and safely explore your spirituality, identity, and sexuality. Together, we'll embark on a journey of profound change and lasting growth toward elevated hope, self-esteem, self-compassion, and self-efficacy while challenging negative thinking

About Kristel Byrd



My treatment methods


Acceptance and Commitment (ACT) Attachment-based Cognitive Behavioral (CBT) Compassion Focused Dialectical Behavior (DBT) Eclectic Emotionally Focused Feminist Internal Family Systems (IFS) Mindfulness-Based (MBCT) Motivational Interviewing Person-Centered Solution Focused Brief (SFBT) Strength-Based Trauma Focused