Christal Ward

(M.A., LMFT, LMHC)

About Me

Hello there and welcome to Bettterhelp! My name is Christal and I would love to welcome you to this platform.
What is your story? Everyone has one, and it's the details of that story that has led you here today. My approach to therapy is simple. I help client's "Do Their Work." If you're ready for a breakthrough, and are ready to do your work, then I'm your counselor. It's as simple as that! If you're reading this, then you're probably in a space right now where you're trying to work through some things in your life that might be tough. I specialize in the "tough stuff" and make it my goal to help my clients do their work as they navigate through life's challenges. As a licensed mental health counselor, and marriage and family therapist I firmly believe that anyone can change. If you are here, you are one step closer to pressing towards your healing and finding the happiness that you deserve.

You have now entered the judgement free zone, and once entered, you will find the support, care, and compassion that you need to help you through this tough time. Though I specialize in treating many different types of issues, (for more information please check out my specialties or simply just ask) I firmly believe that unraveling a person's story helps to develop insight and awareness, which in turn gives way to healing. YOU CANNOT HEAL WHAT YOU DON'T ACKNOWLEDGE, (and with that being said) it is my goal to help you tell your story, exactly the way that it is, in order to empower you to rewrite it. You are the author, and you hold the pen to determine what the outcome of your story will be.

In this safe space, you are not just another client with just another issue. While you are working with me I want to help support you not just once a week (during our weekly scheduled sessions) but throughout the week as well. I encourage my clients to communicate as much as they need to and I make it my goal to respond to client messages within 24 hours of its delivery.

It takes courage to seek for a more fulfilling and happier life and to take the first steps towards a change. If you are ready to take that step I am here to support and empower you.
My Weekly Schedule
Monday: 7:00am-6:00pm
Tuesday: 7:00am-4:00pm
Wednesday: 7:30am-6:30pm
Thursday: 7:00am-6:30pm
Friday: 8:00am-12:00pm
Saturday: 8:00am-12:00pm

*PLEASE CONTACT ME TO SCHEDULE A LIVE SESSION OUTSIDE OF THESE TIMES
**TIMES ARE DISPLAYED IN EASTERN STANDARD TIME

I look forward to working with you!


Specialties

  • Stress, Anxiety
  • Relationship issues
  • Trauma and abuse
  • Self esteem
  • Depression
Also experienced in:
Addictions , Family conflicts , Grief , Intimacy-related issues , Sleeping disorders , Parenting issues , Anger management , Career difficulties , Bipolar disorder , Coping with life changes , Coaching , Compassion fatigue , ADHD , Read more...

Clinical approaches:
Attachment-Based Therapy, Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Emotionally-Focused Therapy (EFT), Narrative Therapy, Psychodynamic Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy

Years of Experience: 8

Services Offered


  • Messaging

  • Live Chat

  • Phone

  • Video

Licensing

LMFT #MT3557 (Expires: 2023-03-31)

LMHC # MH15620 (Expires: 2023-03-31)


Reviews

Written by T.O. on May 11, 2021 after counseling with Christal for 3 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, and self esteem

Christal has been great so far! She understands my concerns and really listens to what I have to say!

Written by J.A. on May 03, 2021 after counseling with Christal for 5 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, family conflicts, sleeping disorders, self esteem, anger management, career difficulties, and compassion fatigue

She understands my needs, is supportive, and challenges me where I need to be challenged! I appreciate her as my therapist!

Written by K.Y. on Apr 29, 2021 after counseling with Christal for 7 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, grief, sleeping disorders, coping with life changes, and adhd

You’ve been great!

Written by C.O. on Apr 12, 2021 after counseling with Christal for 5 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, sleeping disorders, self esteem, coping with life changes, and adhd

Christal creates real life scenarios that allowed me to work through my past trauma.

Written by M.I. on Mar 17, 2021 after counseling with Christal for 1 month on issues concerning stress, anxiety, and self esteem

Christal is incredibly empathetic and understanding. I began betterhelp with a one month timeframe and told her my goals for therapy, and she guided me through to gain the tools I need to develop better habits. I feel like I am more prepared to handle my triggers independently now that I experienced the help she has provided me.

Written by D.E. on Mar 04, 2021 after counseling with Christal for 1 month on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, grief, sleeping disorders, and adhd

She is amazing. Honestly such a calming force and someone I genuinely felt comfortable enough to open up to. Could not have had a better experience.

Written by A.M. on Dec 30, 2020 after counseling with Christal for 8 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, grief, sleeping disorders, self esteem, anger management, career difficulties, coping with life changes, coaching, and adhd

I have been working with Christal since about April or May. She has become a friend, helpful in some of my most lonely times. I am thankful for the time I have had with her counseling.

Written by C.A. on Dec 10, 2020 after counseling with Christal for 1 month on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, grief, parenting issues, self esteem, anger management, and coping with life changes

I really appreciate Christal on working with me. She has brought awareness of things that I haven't been able to see. I like working with her because she is direct and compassionate. I feel confident in her knowledge and expertise.

Written by C.Y. on Dec 02, 2020 after counseling with Christal for 4 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, self esteem, and compassion fatigue

Christal has a lot of knowledge and insight in this field. From the bat, we both connected in a way where I felt comfortable to share my story. She is honest, kind, and has the expertise to discern exactly what is going on within myself and gives effective tools to help me navigate a new way of thinking and operating.

Written by K.A. on Nov 23, 2020 after counseling with Christal for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, family conflicts, self esteem, and anger management

As a new member never having experience in counseling she makes me feel comforted and safe. It was so easy to open up to her and tell her what was happening in my life. Christal was so inviting and straight forward it was something I appreciate and I need in my life with pure heart and honesty. I have high hopes that with her experience and skills that she will give me more than what I'm expecting.

Written by A.Y. on Sep 01, 2020 after counseling with Christal for 5 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, family conflicts, grief, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, coping with life changes, and coaching

I started working with Christal 4 months ago & starting noticing a difference in my mental patterns in the first month!
She understands & has really helped me break my negative thought patterns, I feel like I'm a better version of myself not to say my anxiety has also really dialed down. Love working with her!

Written by V.I. on Aug 04, 2020 after counseling with Christal for 4 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, parenting issues, self esteem, coping with life changes, and coaching

Christal is a knowledgeable and compassionate counselor. I appreciated her Christian perspective. She helped me to make major lifestyle changes and truly look within and figure out who I wanted to be. Unfortunately, several times I felt I did not have Christal’s undivided attention as she was going through the drive-thru ordering food or drinks. After working with her for many months I feel bad to write such an honest review, but I think it’s important for you to know how it may be. Lack of professionalism and flexibility in her schedule led for me to switch counselors. Christal is a great counselor when present. Although it no longer was a fit for me, Christal may be what you are looking for.

Thank you for Christal for the growth you helped me achieve.

Written by N.I. on Aug 03, 2020 after counseling with Christal for 1 month on issues concerning stress, anxiety, self esteem, career difficulties, compassion fatigue, and adhd

Christal is very professional and honest.

Written by C.R. on Jul 23, 2020 after counseling with Christal for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, self esteem, career difficulties, coping with life changes, compassion fatigue, and adhd

Christal is amazing! She’s supportive, and helps you recognize bad patterns throughout your life that have lead you to therapy. Not only this, but she helps you fix those patterns and develop new healthy methods of coping and expressing emotions. I’m so glad that I got paired with her!

Written by J.E. on Jul 20, 2020 after counseling with Christal for 2 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, grief, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, career difficulties, coping with life changes, and adhd

Christal is amazing. She listens, she cares and I feel like she more than my counselor, she my friend that I can come to and talk to about anything. Her love for God and people shows and she has helped me the last few months through some hard times. We still have some work ahead but I know that no matter what, she has my back.

Written by A.N. on Jun 02, 2020 after counseling with Christal for 2 weeks on issues concerning relationship issues, family conflicts, self esteem, and compassion fatigue

So far so good. Christal gets straight to the point, helps me work for it & I feel like progress has been made in two weeks already. I am looking forward to doing more work.

Written by W.A. on May 29, 2020 after counseling with Christal for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, self esteem, and coaching

Responsive and sharp. Get's up to speed fast and straight forward.

Written by W.I. on May 24, 2020 after counseling with Christal for 2 months on issues concerning depression, addictions, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, grief, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, anger management, and career difficulties

Wonderful counselor helping me repair areas of my life that were broken. Very understanding and a great listener. She calls me out on my stuff and also makes me think.

Written by M.E. on May 19, 2020 after counseling with Christal for 1 month on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, sleeping disorders, parenting issues, self esteem, career difficulties, coaching, compassion fatigue, and adhd

Christal is a phenomenal counsellor. She is honest, straightforward and to the point. She makes it clear from the beginning what her intentions are - to help you get to where you want to be. This was my first experience and it was without doubt a memorable one. She created a space that allowed me to come forward in my own time. For someone who has suffered with mutism in the past and had only recently started talking again, I was anxious about the whole process, but Christal was patient with me during our sessions. She encouraged but never forced me to open up until I was ready. She supported me by talking in my language and expressing myself in the ways I knew how - tapping into my creative side and giving me tasks to better understand myself and express me through my means. Her words of wisdom will stay with me forever. Christal truly is a wonderful counsellor and I am so grateful for this experience. Would strongly recommend.

Written by A.I. on May 18, 2020 after counseling with Christal for 2 months on issues concerning addictions, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, sleeping disorders, parenting issues, self esteem, anger management, career difficulties, coping with life changes, and compassion fatigue

Top class!

Written by B.E. on Apr 23, 2020 after counseling with Christal for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, grief, intimacy-related issues, sleeping disorders, self esteem, and coping with life changes

Christal is clearly very experienced and knowledgeable as a counselor. She has a very friendly, personable but professional approach which is reassuring. I love her straight talking honesty which I think is something we all need in our lives. I’m loving our sessions and feel confident that Christal will help me move on through this difficult period in my life.

Written by N.U. on Apr 20, 2020 after counseling with Christal for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, sleeping disorders, self esteem, coaching, compassion fatigue, and adhd

Dr Satchell is an intelligent counsellor she could easily see through my protective and defensive masks. She is pretty experienced in family (couples) issues. She is straightforward, that for me is very very appreciated.

Written by E.M. on Apr 18, 2020 after counseling with Christal for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, sleeping disorders, self esteem, anger management, coping with life changes, and adhd

Christal has been very understanding through this whole process while making sure that I am able to retain and sort through everything in our sessions.

Written by S.H. on Apr 08, 2020 after counseling with Christal for 1 month on issues concerning depression, lgbt, and relationship issues

She has been great in helping to getting to the root. She is devising a plan of action and just been genuinely concerned. I've never felt any judgement.

Written by L.O. on Apr 07, 2020 after counseling with Christal for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, parenting issues, self esteem, bipolar disorder, and adhd

Christal has been an amazing counselor for me. I was in a personal crises and timing was of utmost concern. I gave her a lengthy overview and she got right to the heart of the matter. This helped give me clarity and strength to make decisions in my life that are proving to be life-changing! Thank you Christal!