Kristy Bazzanella, MA, LPC, CCTP, RPT


EMDR Certified Therapist

Online Therapy

About Me

Kristy is a Licensed Professional Counselor (License # 0701006594), Registered Play Therapist, and Certified Trauma Practitioner with a strong passion for helping individuals find peace and relief from their challenges and struggles in life . Kristy specializes in individual, couples and family therapy, and maintains a private practice in Mineral, VA. She has worked with a wide variety of adults, children and families in different stages of need over the past several years. She is goal-driven, Solution Focused, and utilizes Family Systems Theory, Motivational Interviewing, Mindfulness Based Cognitive Therapy, and Play Therapy/Expressive Arts interventions with both children and adults. Kristy often incorporates the use of a sand tray, Mandalas, and mindfulness exercises in her work, whether with a child, adult, family, or a couple. She has specialized training in the areas of trauma, attachment, mind fulness work, parenting, addiction, and the use of non-traditional expressive therapies. She has advanced training in Sand Tray therapy. She is an AcuDetox Specialist through NADA to perform auricular acupuncture which can be helpful to treat trauma, anxiety, addiction/cravings, and overall stress management.

Education & Experience

Liberty University, MA in Professional Counseling 2013

Specialty Area

  • Abuse/Neglect
  • ADD/ADHD/Disruptive Behavior Disorders
  • Addictions
  • Alcohol/Substance Abuse
  • Anger Management
  • Anxiety/Panic Attacks
  • Attachment Disorders
  • Autism Spectrum
  • Depression
  • Domestic Violence
  • Eating Disorders
  • Family Issues
  • Grief/Loss/Mourning
  • Marriage/Relationship Issues
  • Mood Disorders
  • Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
  • Self-Harm
  • Stress Management
  • Suicide Risk
  • Traumatic Incident

Population Served

  • Adolescents (13-17)
  • Adults
  • Children (4-12)
  • Families
  • First Responders
  • Veterans/Military


  • English


  • Aetna
  • BlueCross BlueShield
  • Coventry
  • Kaiser Permanente
  • Magellan Health
  • Medicaid
  • UnitedHealth

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