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Krista Elston LCSW is a licensed clinical social worker who specializes in treating children, adolescents, and young adults who have experienced trauma. She earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology from Penn State University and a Master of Social Work degree from the University of Pittsburgh. She is nationally certified in Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and has over 14 years of experience in providing this treatment at the Center for Traumatic Stress in Children and Adolescents at Allegheny General Hospital. Krista specializes in the assessment and treatment of trauma including sexual and physical abuse, witnessing domestic or community violence, traumatic grief, and car accidents. Using evidence-based treatment, Krista is able to provide clients with a safe space to discuss their experiences and learn coping skills that will help them throughout their lives.


  • Anxiety / Depression
  • Grief & Loss
  • Trauma / PTSD

Treatment Modalities:

Cognitive Processing Therapy (CPT)      
Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT)      
Exposure Therapy      
Feminist Theory      
Grief Therapy      
Narrative Therapy      
Solution-focused Therapy      
Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy