Krystal Ying (she/her)

Hi! My name is Krystal. I love being in nature, where you’ll often find me with my dog and child exploring forests, beaches, or trails. My favorite movie genres are dark comedies, 80s coming of age, and documentaries. I collect crystals and rocks, books, and plants - one can never have too many! I practice meditation and gratitude, and believe that learning and healing are continuous.

I am passionate about helping people of all backgrounds work through difficulties and reclaim their spirit and selves. Having gone through personal struggles and trauma, I understand what it is like to suffer and also build hope and strength. I have particular interest in advocating for and working with survivors of sexual trauma. It is truly an honor and privilege to to walk alongside another human and witness their incredible growth towards empowerment and self-compassion. This is something that I find beautiful and inspiring.

I obtained my Master’s degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Sonoma State University and my Bachelor’s degree in Literature from University of California, Santa Cruz. I began working in the school mental health field for five years, and have since been practicing psychotherapy for nearly a decade. I have specialized training in sexual trauma, as well as experience working with clients with histories of physical and emotional abuse, developmental and complex trauma, attachment wounds, and childhood abuse. Using a somatic, interpersonal, and trauma-informed approach speaks to how I help survivors come home to themselves and their bodies.

Mountain Range
 Work Experience
  • Verity: Rape crisis, trauma, and healing center / trauma therapist

  • Mendocino County Youth Project: Mental health services for children, youth, and their families / therapist

  • Child Parent Institute: Mental health services to children and their families / therapist

  • Progress Foundation: Community-based behavioral health services / relief counselor

  • Burning Man: Crisis intervention team and sexual assault team counselor

  • Contracted through agencies to provide trauma counseling to youth in the juvenile justice department


Certifications &Trainings

  • Sensorimotor Psychotherapy Level 1, in progress/ongoing: body-oriented (somatic) trauma therapy. See curriculum here

  • Certified Clinical Trauma Professional Level II: complex trauma training. See certification requirements here

  • Yoga for Trauma Certificate: somatic-based approaches for nervous system regulation. See curriculum here

  • Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT) Training, Medical University of South Carolina

  • Triple P (Positive Parenting Program) Standard Level 4 Accreditation

Professional Affiliations and Licenses

  • California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists (CAMFT) member

  • Redwood Empire Chapter of CAMFT (RECAMFT) member

  • Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor, Lic.#6216

  • Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, Lic.#105843