More About Krista – MSW, LISW

Krista Sisterhen earned her Master of Social Work degree from the University of Washington and is a Licensed Independent Social Worker. Krista has worked in a variety of settings since 1983.  She started her career as a social worker by providing therapy to individuals, couples, and families who were active duty with the U.S. Army.  Her experience in substance abuse and PTSD led her to working with homeless veterans in both in-patient and out-patient settings.

Beginning in 2000, Krista expanded her career and joined a private practice where she could offer help to couples.  She was trained as a mediator and provided psychotherapy and mediation services to couples who were contemplating divorce and/or considering how to successfully move forward after infidelity.  She has effectively used Gottman Therapy which is based on forty years of research by Dr. John Gottman out of the University of Washington.

Krista also works with individuals experiencing anxiety or depression, or who may be going through a significant life transition related to health, work or family matters. Krista uses her training in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and as a mediator to guide her approach to responsive, client-centered care.



Master of Social Work,
University of Washington


American Association of Marriage and Family Therapy