Krystyn Akers, LGPC, NCC
A Maryland local, Krystyn received her Bachelor’s degree in Family Science and Human Development from the University of Maryland, College Park. After graduating, she worked as an early childhood educator until deciding to pursue clinical mental health counseling. She graduated with her Master’s in Counseling from Johns Hopkins University and joined Healthy Foundations (or the Heartwood Program) shortly thereafter.
Krystyn believes the client has a primary responsibility for themselves as it is often our choices that propel us. Choice theory, which focuses on making better choices and forming sustainable relationships, is a frame through which Krystyn understands her clients and guides them towards their goals. Through building therapeutic alliance in an honest and truthful manner, Krystyn creates an environment where clients feel safe and free to open themselves up.
Krystyn likes to spend her free time with her dogs, family, and friends. She loves the outdoors and, while enjoying walks, hikes of all types, fishing, and camping, also delves into board games and video games. Krystyn has a deep appreciation for expressive modalities such as art and music as often words alone cannot paint the whole picture.