Krissa Shakya, LMHC - Massachusetts Therapist at Grow Therapy

Krissa Shakya

Krissa Shakya


9 years of experience
Solution oriented

I am a licensed mental health counselor and I have experience working with adults who is working to navigate through their persistent mental illness and achieve their identified "full life." I have several years of experience working with individuals who are navigating to address their anxiety, depression and other mood disorders. In addition to this, I also have several years of experience working with individuals who carries a diagnosis of Schizophrenia, borderline personality disorder and substance use disorders.

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

In our first session together, I would work with individual in understanding their chief concerns and work collaboratively in prioritizing those concerns and building a plan to navigate through the concerns.

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

I believe in providing person centered care, I take a non-judgmental approach in my sessions. I believe in empowering individuals and providing them with the tools that is needed to navigate the unique life challenges that they are facing.

About Krissa Shakya

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My treatment methods


I believe that every individual has their own unique strengths, as a therapist I work collaboratively with the individuals I serve to identify their strengths and utilize it to navigate life stressors.

Cognitive Behavioral (CBT)

I am a trained CBT therapist, and I will use this modality to assist individual in identifying and navigating through their cognitive processes that may not be serving them at the moment. In addition to this, I will work collaboratively with the individual to identify and implement cognitive changes that is more suited to current life challenges.

Dialectical Behavior (DBT)

I am a trained DBT therapist, I will utilize this modality to assist individual in strengthening their distress tolerance, assisting them in their journey of radical acceptance and building skills to navigate through life challenges.


There are several therapy modalities and I do not believe in utilizing one strict treatment modality to address individual's concerns as the challenges we face is unique to our unique life experiences. Hence, certain challenges that arise tend to require tailored treatment which means utilizing different parts from different modality to address challenges.

Trauma Informed Care

I am trained in trauma informed care; I believe that our life experiences shape the way we perceive the world. I will be utilizing my training to assist individual in processing the trauma by meeting where they are at and take appropriate steps to heal when the individual is ready.