is a Connecticut Certified School Psychologist and currently works at ADA Therapy, LLC as a School Psychologist. She received her Bachelors Degree (BA) in Psychology from St. Bonaventure University in 2006 and her Masters (MA) and Certificate of Advanced Study (CAS) degrees in School Psychology in 2009 from Fairfield University. She is an active member of professional affiliations including the National Association of School Psychology (NASP) and the Connecticut Association of School Psychologists (CASP), as well as a member of the Psi Chi National Honor Society.
Krista worked as a school psychologist in the Fairfield Public School System from 2009 to 2012. She also completed internship and fieldwork hours in the Fairfield and Stamford Public Schools, servicing children and families in both elementary and high school settings. She completed an internship at the Center for Women and Families in Bridgeport, CT where she took classes and became a Certified Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault Crisis Counselor. She also has hands-on-experience working with preschool and elementary aged children with disabilities in summer school settings in both the Westport and Wilton School Systems.
During her undergraduate career, Krista taught Psychological Research: Statistics and Methods I and II to undergraduate psychology students as a Teacher’s Assistant (TA). She was also a Research Assistant and Psychology Scholar, working on publications with professors and assisting in lab work and research. During her graduate studies, Krista was an active researcher who was particularly involved in conducting research on ADHD in adolescents and its effect on their parents. Krista, along with a team of professors and graduate students, pre
sented research findings at national conferences such as the National Association of School Psychology (NASP) Conference in New York City and Children and Adults with Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (CHAAD) Conference in Washington DC. An article was subsequently published based on the research in the NASP Communiqué in September 2008. The article was entitled “Partnering With Parents of Special Needs Students: Barriers to Collaboration.”
She has extensive experience and training working with individuals with disabilities. She has worked with children and families of different backgrounds and abilities for over 10 years. She has a thorough and in depth approach to identifying children’s strengths and weaknesses through numerous forms of assessment including cognitive, neurological, academic, social, behavioral, emotional, and functional evaluations. The results of these in-depth evaluations have aided her in creating comprehensive plans that help optimize each child’s social, emotional, behavioral, and academic functioning. She has a deep understanding of intelligence factors/abilities, disabilities, and differentiated instruction. She has also provided individual and group counseling, as well as social skills instruction in the school setting. She is particularly skilled in teaching perspective taking, theory of mind, and social thinking. Her use of Michelle Garcia Winner’s curriculum has greatly enhanced this instruction. Consultation and collaboration with parents, teachers, school administrations, and outside agencies is also an asset of hers.