Kristy is the Owner and Clinical Director of Dr Brecke Counseling Group. She has owned her business since 2014 and has over 20 years of experience in the social service field and 13 years working as a fully licensed therapist. She graduated with a Bachelor degree from the University of Minnesota in Psychology. Her Masters degree is in Counseling Psychology from St. Thomas University and her Doctorate degree is in Marriage and Family Therapy from Argosy University.
Although she has spent 10 years in full-time schooling in the last 20 plus years, she has also gained some very valuable life and work experience that makes her therapeutic work successful. Her work experience has been broad and spans the country. She has worked in all settings, including; residential treatment for dual diagnosis, day treatment programs, school based counseling, in-home family therapy, crisis therapy, wilderness therapy, case management work and outpatient work for the last 9 years. She really enjoys working with a diverse group of people ranging in age, ethnicity, culture, religion, socio-economic status and personal values. Her work is collaborative and feels she has much to learn from you as you do from her. Her primary goal is to make you feel comfortable and empower you to believe that you are in charge of your healing process and your future in a confidential setting.
Her personal life has been very helpful to her work as well. She has spent a lot of time traveling to learn about other cultures. She has traveled extensively all over the world some of which include, South East Asia, China, Central America, Canada, Australia, Scandinavia, Caribbean, Western and Eastern Europe, and has been to all of the 50 states. She has been married for 11 yrs and is a mother of twin boys that are 10 yrs old. When she is not working with you on your healing process, she is spending time with family, enjoying the outdoors, camping, canoeing, skiing, boating, biking, hiking, and always trying something new. She enjoys studying sociology, politics, religion, spirituality, child development, the arts and whatever the topic of the day is for her children. She is very passionate about finding balance in her life and yours. Kristy truly believe that anyone can heal with enough support.