Krista Cassell, Biblical Counselor, Certified Life Coach

Krista Cassell

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Insurance Accepted: Self-Pay


Phone: 614-459-3003 ext. 714

Krista Cassell is a Board Certified Biblical Counselor (BCBC) and Board Certified Christian Life Coach (BCLC) who graduated from Light University with a Masters diploma in Biblical Counseling, specializing in marriage counseling, pre-marriage counseling, parenting issues. She received her Board Certification in both counseling and coaching through the American Association of Christian Counselors.

Although Krista counsels and coaches families and individuals in all walks of life, she is most passionate about marriage counseling, pre-marital counseling, and parenting issues. Krista is trained in and utilizes the following professional and personal resources:

  • Pre-marital Counseling – Save Your Marriage Before it Starts (SYMBIS), and Certified Premarital Coach through the American Association of Christian Counselors.
  • Marriage Counseling and Coaching – Life in Motion Relationships Inventory (LIMRI) and 30 years of successful marriage.
  • ParentingLove and Logic and 3 loving children in their twenties, each unique in personality and temperament.

Krista also focuses on working with hurting families struggling with difficult relationship and behavioral issues. Her passion developed through personal experience within her own family. Having a child with a mis-diagnosed neurobiological disorder for many years, she has a heartfelt interest in helping families with similar struggles find restoration and healing. Krista is trained in the Love and Logic parenting curriculum. This curriculum provides practical tools and techniques that help parents build respectful, healthy relationships with their children.

Krista’s past experience includes 10 years of lay pastoral counseling as a small group leader in her church. She also performed 4 years of inner-city high school and young adult ministry in the Franklinton area of Columbus, OH. She and her husband John Cassell, Cornerstone’s Executive Director, have been cell group leaders in their current church for 3 years. Together, they recently developed and co-presented a sermon series on “6 New Testament Principles of Successful Relationships”. This real life experience provides Krista with a depth of understanding and compassion for those struggling with relational and spiritual issues.

Key Areas of Focus:

  • Marriage counseling and pre-marital counseling
  • Parent counseling, education, and coaching
  • Adolescent, teen, young adult counseling and coaching
  • Personal development
  • Spiritual issues

What’s the difference between a counselor and a coach?
Whereas counselors often look to the past to frame issues and gain deeper understanding, coaching tends to be solution and goal driven, aiming the client to get where they want to be as quickly as possible. A coaching relationship will focus on the setting of measurable, attainable goals, and developing a plan to achieve them. Coaches do not diagnose, nor do they treat mental and emotional disorders. Should those needs surface in the course of a coaching relationship, a referral is made for professional assessment. Because no illness is involved, Coaches do not bill insurances and tend to have fees which are comparable to those of counseling staff.

Krista’s favorite activities include spending time with her husband John and 3 wonderfully unique children, boating, gardening, and having coffee with a girlfriend. When the weather is nice she is usually found on the boat or in her backyard with a garden shovel in hand.

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“‘What we have done for ourselves dies with us. What we have done for others remains, and is immortal.’ The legacy you leave lives on, not in what you have done for yourself; when you go, it goes with you. But what you do to teach others, engage others, inspire others, support others, develop others, and enrich others carries your legacy long after you’ve left.” – Jim Kouzes

SYMBIS pre-marital counseling