Relationship Concerns

I truly believe that healing relationships is a fundamental step to having a healthy, fulfilling life. These relationships include our relationship with a romantic partner, friends, family and most basically, the one we have with ourselves. As a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, I am passionate about helping you heal your relationship with yourself and with others. I provide both individual and couples therapy depending on your interests or needs at this time. As women, we are often taught to undervalue ourselves to care for others. Of course, supporting others is a beautiful thing but too often, I see how it comes to the detriment of our own physical and mental health. Many of the women I work with – both individually and with their romantic partners – often share that they have lost themselves (or never knew who they were to begin with). I want to help you change that so your life can come into your balance – where you care for your relationships with others but you also discover and value yourself as well. That may sound impossible right now, but I will be your coach and ally as we work towards self-discovery and self-care that I know, from personal experience, is completely possible.

I hold a Masters degree from the University of Oregon in their Couples and Family Therapy program. Prior to this, I completed my undergraduate degree in Human Sexuality and Gender Studies. I have 10 years of clinical experience; prior to establishing Dantia Wellness, I worked in community settings and at The Meadows; a residential center renowned for codependency, trauma and addiction treatment. At this time, I trained with Pia Mellody – creator of the treatment model for the Meadows – and facilitated their week-long workshop, Survivors. This workshop treats the underlying reasons for one’s codependency. Since this time, codependency has emerged to be one of my primary specializations. My book, The Codependency Recovery Plan: A 5-Step Guide to Understand, Accept and Break Free from the Codependent Cycle, is now available. When working with individuals and couples, I create a plan with you that best fits your needs and am trained in Dialectical Behavior Therapy (which helps us find healthier ways to cope and is helpful at establishing recovery for individuals with Borderline Personality Disorder). I also use Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) which been proven to reduce and even eradicate the distress related to traumatic memories. I am passionate about trauma healing because I truly believe that these painful events in our lives can deeply impact our ability to have healthy self-esteem and to have intimate relationships. I really look forward to meeting with you to help you have a healthier relationship with yourself and others!

Couples Counseling, Marriage, Relationship Counseling, Relationships

The Number One Relationship Killer

Working with countless couples over the years, I have seen time and again why marriages crumble and may even end in divorce. The factors contributing to divorce are numerous but, without fail, there is one consistent reason marriages end. Divorce is imminent when a couple refuses to address, cope and let go of their mutual […]

Codependency, Dating, Krystal, Relationship Counseling, Relationships

3 Ways to Date More Effectively as an Empath

Dating can often be challenging as it requires numerous skill sets and insights to do well; one must be self-aware, able to soothe themselves when upset and manage their emotions, have healthy boundaries and a clear idea of what they want/need but must also be willing to be flexible and open minded about negotiable areas. […]

Codependency, Krystal, Relationship Counseling, Relationships

Four Natural and Effective Ways to Feel Less Lonely

Commonly, it can feel embarrassing and stigmatizing to admit that you are lonely. When we look around us or on social media, it may seem we are the only one without a calendar packed with fun and friends which only further fuels a sense of shame. Ironically though, it seems being lonely is a factor […]

Krystal, Relationship Counseling, Relationships

Six for Satisfaction – Fun Date Idea #1

By Krystal Mazzola The Gottman Institute are one of the leading providers of research on what makes couples successful and happy long-term (and what leads to serious problems). They have found that they happiest, most engaged, successful long-term couples devote just 6 hours a week to their partnership. This is broken down into a formula […]

Krystal, Marriage, Relationship Counseling, Relationships

5 Things To Know When Starting Couples Therapy

It can be intimidating starting couples therapy, and each therapist can have a slightly different approach. If you are considering beginning couples therapy with myself, here are a few key concepts to clarify my philosophy as a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist.  When working with a couple, I see your relationship as my client. It […]

Krystal, Relationship Counseling, Relationships, Who We Are

That Joke Isn’t Funny Anymore

Emotional abuse can often be confusing and hard to pinpoint in a relationship. Something can feel “off” or painful for a long time but, abuse? That word sounds just so dramatic, maybe even unfair, we think. After all, isn’t it normal for a loved one to disappoint us or hurt us from time to time […]

Alexandra, Eating Disorders, Krystal

Commonly Asked Questions and Concerns for Eating Disorder Counseling

Here we hope we can answer some of your questions about what you may expect from counseling for an eating disorder: What is an eating disorder? What’s body dysmorphia or body image? An eating disorder is a mental health disorder in which an individual engages in “behaviors” surrounding food. This may involve restricting food intake, […]