Kristy Wakefield, MS, LPC

Staff Counselor, Director of Rheó

Contact Info

Education and Experience

Bachelor of Arts in Psychology, Southern Illinois University Edwardsville, 2007; Master of Science in Clinical Child and School Psychology, Southern Illinois University Edwardsville, 2009.

I have experience walking alongside children, teens, families, and teachers in the school, clinic, and detention center settings and walking alongside women and men who have suffered abuse/trauma, and struggles with eating disorders, body image, addiction, anxiety, dissociation, and crisis in a residential setting. I joined the Karis House team in 2012.

Counseling Interests and Specialties

  • Depression
  • Same Sex Attraction
  • Eating Disorder
  • Body Image
  • Self Harm
  • Grief
  • Anxiety
  • Victim of Abuse (past)
  • Victim of Abuse (present)
  • Spiritual Confusion
  • Vocational Issues

I have a heart for walking alongside women and teens struggling from trauma/abuse/neglect, and struggles with fear/anxiety, self-esteem/identity, spirituality, relationships, singleness, relationship to food and body, life transitions, depression, and dissociation.

What You Should Know About Me
I am so thankful and feel so humbled to get to have a role in the lives of others. I feel utterly desperate for God while confident and hopeful of His provision for each waking day and believe that He cares about our daily lives. Knowing God means that there is hope that I, as well as anyone and everyone, can have freedom from deep strongholds, can experience good relationships, can navigate difficulty, and, most of all, can meet the Rescuer we so desperately need.

Why Are You Apart of Karis House? 
I love working at Karis House. I have never known a place so full of compassionate, genuine, and fun people. What I love most is that the gospel and love for people is priority – not just in our counseling, but towards each other as we do life together and care for one another.