Karin Nystrom

Karin Nystrom - Canvas Health MN

Functional Family Therapist/Supervisor

Professional Philosophy

We all struggle at some point in our lives either personally or in our relationships. This is part of the human experience. My goal is to support families, both parents and teens, as they navigate these struggles. What I love about the Functional Family Therapy (FFT) model is that it is based in respect and non-judgement of all people, while still addressing real problems.

Ages Served

10-18 years old

Specialty Areas

  • Family Therapy
  • Adoptive Family Adjustments
  • Parenting Support
  • Trauma Informed Care
  • Adolescent Behavioral Concerns

Clinic Locations

Scott County Mobile Crisis Services

Professional Experience

I began working for Canvas Health as a Functional Family Therapist in 2010. I am fully trained in the Evidence Based Model of FFT by FFT, Inc. Prior to working for Canvas Health, I had 8 years of experience providing in-home family therapy and several years of experience working in residential treatment with children and adolescents with behavioral concerns.


Bachelor of Social Work – Augustana College
Master of Social Work – University of Denver

License and Credentials