About Krystal Mazzola Wood, M.Ed., LMFT

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Krystal Mazzola Wood is a licensed marriage and family therapist based in Phoenix, Arizona. Throughout her life, and career, Krystal has been guided by her belief that she – and others – are completely capable of healing themselves and their relationships.

Krystal achieved her undergraduate degree in gender studies and human sexuality in her hometown at the University of Arizona. She earned her masters in couples and family counseling at the University of Oregon. Attending this program, with its inclusive name (versus marriage and family therapy) was very important to Krystal as this was prior to the Marriage Equality Act.

Krystal has worked as a therapist in a variety of settings including residential, intensive outpatient and outpatient. Her areas of specialization are trauma, complex trauma, and codependency. She gained her codependency expertise at the Meadows with pioneering codependency expert, Pia Mellody.

Krystal is the author of two best-selling books, The Codependency Recovery Plan: A 5 Step Guide to Understand, Accept and Break Free from the Codependent Cycle and The Codependency Workbook: Simple Practices for Developing and Maintaining Your Independence.

Her latest book, Setting Boundaries: 100 Ways to Protect Yourself, Strengthen Your Relationships, and Build the Life You Want…Starting Now! was released in September, 2023.

Krystal is also the author of the blog, Confidently Authentic, which provides regular posts to provide education and support for the intersection between mental health, dating, and romantic relationships.

Through her clinical experience, Krystal created a 4-part codependency recovery system which is featured in her continuing education course for behavioral health professionals, CBT, DBT, & EMDR Strategies to Free Clients from Codependency, Narcissistic Abuse & Attachment Trauma.

Krystal loves supporting individuals, and couples, at her therapy practice, The Healthy Relationship Foundation, in, recovering from codependency, healing from attachment injuries and learning tangible coping and relationship skills.

If you would like to speak to Krystal about therapy options, and are located in Arizona, please email her at info@healthyrelationshipfoundation.com

If you would like to explore codependency recovery options, and are not based in Arizona, please reach out and Krystal will be happy to support you with discussing options including her group coaching program from codependency recovery. You may also join the waitlist here for the group coaching program.

You may contact her at info@healthyrelationshipfoundation.com or through the contact page.

About The Healthy Relationship Foundation

Krystal Mazzola Wood, LMFT started the Healthy Relationship Foundation (HRF) in 2019. She founded HRF with the commitment to have a therapeutic organization that was healthy from the inside out. This means that every employee at HRF practices the skills we teach in therapy, coaching, our classes, and Krystal’s books. It is our privilege and our joy in life to serve you and to provide a role model on what living in recovery looks like. It is not magic nor is it impossible – it just takes conscious commitment. When working with anyone at HRF, you can expect to be treated with consistent, prompt and genuine care which is completely focused on you.

We know that committing to your recovery whether in therapy, coaching, or education requires bravery. We truly celebrate your courage to recover and during every interaction with us, we want you to feel genuinely cared for and guided. While you must do the active work, with us at HRF you have a dedicated and warm partner in your growth who will gently hold you accountable. We do this because we know how capable of healing you are and how much you deserve all the joy, peace and love available in this world; including from yourself.

Healing and recovery are completely attainable. All the strength you need to recover is already within you. At HRF, we are authentic, knowledgeable and caring supports that help you uncover who you truly are so that you may enter recovery – and stay there.


Mission, Vision & Values


The Healthy Relationship Foundation mission is to teach and support every person we serve to uncover their most authentic self so they may fully care for themselves. Through greater self-awareness and self-love, each person will be fully empowered to have healthier relationships and lives.


The Healthy Relationship Foundation vision is that the inspirational guidance we provide each person we serve enables them to positively impact those in their lives. This will create a ripple effect of good so that communities, and thereby the world, will be a better place to inhabit for all.


The Healthy Relationship Foundation (HRF) has four guiding values: passion, guidance, inspiration and impact. These values influence every aspect of our work and every interaction you will have with us. Passion highlights the truth that for us at HRF helping others heal is our life’s calling. There truly is no other work we would rather do. We know, based on our professional and personal experiences, that recovery is completely possible and we are passionate about helping you know this too. Having the opportunity to be your therapist allows us to work soulfully and joyfully in this world. We have no greater purpose in this world than supporting you so that you may tap more fully into your own passions.

We work collaboratively at HRF; however, we know you are seeking counseling based on our knowledge and expertise. We shall provide guidance to you every step of the way. It is perfectly ok if you do not yet know how to communicate effectively, love yourself or cope in healthy ways. This is exactly why we are here. We shall teach you all that we know through our education, experience and personal work what will truly allow you to recover. In every session, we will provide you with actual skills and new ways of thinking so that you have a healthier life, for the rest of your life, every single day.

When you meet with us at HRF, we know deeply that you are giving us the gift of your trust and vulnerability. This is a true privilege for us and we do not take it lightly. Daily, each of us at HRF, practice the skills we teach others to use so we can all have mentally healthy lives and satisfying relationships. It is our hope that we can serve as a positive role model to you and act as inspiration for what is possible. We know people only change when they are ready to commit to their growth work but we also know that it is powerful to witness that recovery is completely possible by seeing others live in this reality.

Finally, we are both inspired and humbled by the understanding that we can serve to have a positive impact in this world. We know every person we have the honor of serving has a very special and important place in this world. When we are able to support you, then you will get to go out as your most authentic self. By being who you naturally are, you will provide guidance and inspiration to those around you so they are able to live healthier and happier lives. These people then, with their own special place in the world, will go out and serve others. This process will continue to serve the greater good. Knowing that we play a role in the positive ripple effect in this world brings us deep joy.

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