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 adolescents . 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 working with hurting families struggling with difficult relationship and behavioral issues. Her passion developed through her 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 who share the same struggles and want to seek restoration and healing. Krista is trained in the Love and Logic parenting curriculum, which provides practical tools and techniques that help adults achieve respectful, healthy relationships with their children.
Krista also specializes in marriage and pre-marital counseling and coaching:
- Pre-marital – Save Your Marriage Before it Starts (SYMBIS), certified premarital coach through the American Association of Christian Counselors.
- Marriage Coaching/Counseling – Life in Motion Relationships Inventory (LIMRI)
Krista’s experience includes nearly 10 years as a lay pastoral counselor in her role as a small group leader in her church, and 4 years of inner-city youth ministry in the Franklinton area of Columbus, OH. This real life experience provides her with a depth of understanding and compassion for those struggling with spiritual issues.
Areas of Focus:
- Parent education, coaching, counseling
- Adolescent, teen, young adult coaching, counseling
- Personal development
- Marriage and pre-marital
- 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 and 3 wonderfully unique children, and having coffee with a girlfriend. When the weather is nice she is usually found in her backyard with a garden shovel in hand.
“‘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