I am Christy Crespin, LCSW, licensed in California in 1995. I graduated from California State University, San Bernardino and obtained my license in clinical social work while working with families and children in the probation and foster care settings. I have over 30 years of experience working with adults in various settings including vocational rehabilitation, a forensic hospital setting, and families and foster care in a community mental health setting. I have worked through treatment modalities including Solution-Focused, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Client-Centered, and motivational Interviewing.
I strongly believe in the power of self-determination and that each of us is endowed with innate strength that we may need guidance to tap into, provided our avenues are explored, validated and empowered in a safe environment. Growth and change are difficult and it takes courage to step out in faith to discover who we are and that we can make changes so we live in balance at our optimal best. I hold the belief that each of us is a unique and precious child of the one who created us. Everyone is capable of working through difficulties to come out better on the other side, but at times we may need to summon the courage and strength to allow a therapist to assist. It takes being vulnerable and questioning our patterns to explore and embark on a path yet undiscovered, and I enjoy walking with others on their journey through life.
Additional areas of focus: Addictions, LGBT, Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Trauma and abuse, Grief, Intimacy-related issues, Sleeping disorders, Parenting issues, Anger management, Career difficulties, Bipolar disorder, Coaching, Compassion fatigue, ADHD, Aging and Geriatric Issues, Caregiver Issues and Stress, Codependency, Commitment Issues, Communication Problems, Eating and Food-Related Issues, Family Problems, Fatherhood Issues, Forgiveness, Isolation / Loneliness, Life Purpose, Midlife Crisis, Mood Disorders, Prejudice and Discrimination, Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD), Visually Impaired, Women's Issues, Workplace Issues
Clinical approaches: Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Mindfulness Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Solution-Focused Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy
CA LCSW 17292
Christy is a very insightful and thoughtful therapist. She is attuned to the issues I bring to my sessions with her and has offered and suggested many “tools” to help me manage them effectively. My self-care has improved with Christy’s help.
Written on Sep 07, 2023 after therapy with Christy for 11 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, grief, self esteem, and coping with life changes
Christy is exceptional…very grateful for her help.
Written on Apr 26, 2023 after therapy with Christy for 11 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, anger management, career difficulties, coping with life changes, coaching, and adhd
Christy is my angel :-).
Written on Jan 04, 2023 after therapy with Christy for 5 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, grief, and coping with life changes
Christy has been so wonderful in helping me cope with my breakup and as I transition into life on my own. She is gentle and truthful. Compassionate and I can feel she truly cares about me and how I lead my life. I am very grateful for Christy! And I thank her for all the exercises and book recommendations she has given me as tools in my healing journey!
Written on Dec 09, 2022 after therapy with Christy for 4 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, intimacy-related issues, sleeping disorders, parenting issues, coping with life changes, and compassion fatigue
Christy has a gentle strength and a deep compassion for her clients. She is by far the most professional and helpful therapist I have encountered on BetterHelp. After each video or audio call, she has written me extremely helpful recaps of our session together, including next steps and things for me to remember. She always responds to my messages, and has worked hard to accommodate my schedule when she can. She is insightful, but also helps me come to my own conclusions, never forcing her opinion on me. Anyone would be lucky to work with Christy on this platform.
Written on Aug 28, 2022 after therapy with Christy for 3 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, family conflicts, self esteem, career difficulties, and coaching
Christy has been so tremendously helpful. She has given me the tools I need to help resolve my issues. I don’t know what I would do without her. She has exceeded my expectations of therapy. I recommend her and BetterHelp to anyone in need of a therapy.
Written on Aug 18, 2022 after therapy with Christy for 8 months on issues concerning depression, relationship issues, family conflicts, parenting issues, and adhd