Krista Bolger

Registered Psychotherapist


The health and wellness field can be overwhelming, presumptuous, and unrealistic at times. We are constantly being fed ideas on how we should look, what we should eat, and how we should feel. This can leave us feeling hopeless and disconnected from ourselves. 

I believe that for a therapeutic relationship to thrive, it is built on creating a trusting, honest, and collaborative atmosphere. I take a holistic perspective to treatment, using an eclectic approach that includes mindfulness based cognitive behavioural therapy, somatic-based, trauma-informed care. I take on a client-centered approach, fluidly integrating different techniques based on your story. 

I believe everyone is unique and capable of change and to do so, we need to understand ourselves better. I bring a warm and compassionate approach to creating a safe space for you to explore areas where you need healing. 


Clients I support:  
Individuals: Adults and Adolescents (16 y.o. +)

Modalities I use: 
Ecelectic Therapy
Client-centered therapy
Internal Family System(IFS)
Motivational interviewing
Solution focused
Strength based
Play therapy
Trauma informed 

  • Ice cream runs through my blood, there is always some in my freezer. #foodfreedom
  • My animals and nature bring me a sense of ease!
  • My favourite quote is: ''Recreate your heart hour after hour, for the tired heart goes blind''.

More than just work

Challenges I can support you through

Top Specialty
ASD self-esteem
Eating Disorder/Disordered Eating

Other areas of work
School issues
Social skills & peer relationships
Emotion regulation
Inner-child work

Krista's experience:
Krista is a Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying) and a Yorkville University graduate with a Master’s in Counselling and Psychotherapy. She earned her Honours Bachelor of Arts degree in Therapeutic Recreation through Brock University, where she supported individuals with various diagnosis’ and physical impairments for the last ten years. This included supporting people in establishing life skills, social skills, identity development and community involvement. She completed her practicum at Stradwick Psychology and Neurofeedback, where she supported neurodivergent children, teens, and adults with emotion regulation, depression, anxiety, and trauma experiences. 

  • For me I find comfort being in nature, that's where I feel most grounded and most like myself. I believe that nature connects all living beings and we can all tune into it no matter where we are.
  • My favourite quote: “Owning our story can be hard but not nearly as difficult as spending our lives running from it. Embracing our vulnerabilities is risky but not nearly as dangerous as giving up on love and belonging and joy—the experiences that make us the most vulnerable. Only when we are brave enough to explore the darkness will we discover the infinite power of our light. Owning our story and loving ourselves through that process is the bravest thing we’ll ever do.” ― Brené Brown

More than just work

What do I like most about working at The Balanced Practice:
Passionate care is a common theme through all practitioners here at TBP. It’s seen through their interactions with clients and each other. To have so much drive in one supportive team is inspiring and I am competent that clients are getting the best quality of care here. 
What influences my work:  
BIPOC, lived experience with DE/body image, middle class, post secondary education, neurodivergent, inter-racial relationships, cis-gendered woman

Interested in working with Krista?

The Balanced Practice has evolved to a team of registered dietitians and therapists on a mission to support folks in finding their perfect balance between food, body and mind. We believe that we cannot talk about food without addressing our mindset, beliefs and emotions. We work with our clients to help them walk away from diets, recover from their eating disorder and learn to reconnect to themselves  so they can live their fullest life.

Our approach is weight inclusive, sexuality & gender affirming, trauma-informed and anti diet culture. We firmly believe that health is not reserved for any body type and that your recovery is possible.

the balanced practice?


The Balanced Practice was created to fill the gap & INNOVATE THE WAY ED TREATMENT IS DONE. 

The Balanced Practice is a place where you can be seen for you are, supported without judgement and empowered with evidence based & Lived Experience informed personalized treatment. 

Because life is too short to struggle with your relationship with food & your body. 

The Balanced Practice was founded by Marie-Pier, who after struggling with an eating disorder, noticed a gap in our healthcare system. Through her recovery, she noticed that treatment was often not inclusive, non collaborative or client centered and often offered only short term support.