MEET Trista Charnas
Meet Trista Charnas
Trista Charnas, LPCC, MA
Trista Charnas, a Licensed Processional Counselor Candidate (LPCC), obtained her Bachelor’s Degree in Youth, Adult, and Family Services from Purdue University in Indiana and received her Master’s in Counseling with a post-graduate certification in counseling children and adolescents from Regis University. Trista works with children as young as 2 years of age, pre-teens, teens, young-adults, families, and adults of all ages.
Trista’s experience includes working in school settings and counseling agencies, working with children with special needs, as well as with diverse populations and backgrounds. Trista supports those struggling with anger management, anxiety, depression, bullying, ADHD, divorce transition, domestic violence, physical and emotional abuse, self-harm, grief and loss, parental alienation, and parenting issues, education and differences in parenting styles and supporting children and members of families experiencing familial conflict.
Trista wholeheartedly believes we are all just human and need to be heard. She utilizes a variety of methods depending on the needs of her client and pivots quickly during sessions for maximum effectiveness. Trista tends to work from an existentialist perspective which integrates a combination of mindfulness, narrative therapy, and trauma-informed therapy. She will pull in therapeutic modalities as appropriate such as play-therapy (directive and non-directive), talk therapy, sand-tray therapy as well as art therapy and expressive arts therapy.
Trista works to help her clients feel heard, understood, and safe to explore as they grow on their therapeutic journey. She believes strongly in the relationship between a client and therapist and would love to hear your story.
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