I earned a Bachelor's Degree in Social Work from Alabama State University in 2011 and a Master's Degree from the University of Alabama in 2014. I earned my LMSW in 2015 and my LICSW in 2017. I have been practicing at the clinical level, providing counseling services, since 2017. Before earning my clinical license, I worked with children and families at the Alabama Department of Human Resources for three years. I have also worked as a counselor at a youth detention facility. Since earning my clinical license, I have worked as a Clinical Supervisor at a therapeutic foster care agency for three years providing counseling to children and adults.
In working with children and families, my areas of focus include depression/anxiety, crisis intervention, ADHD, anger management, parenting, boosting self-esteem, communication, grief, behavioral issues, substance abuse, and domestic violence using Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Trauma-Focused Behavior Therapy, Strengths Based Therapy, Play Therapy and Solution Focused Therapy.
I typically do no do live sessions on Saturdays, but I have several morning and evening slots available on every other day. Work with me and let's get started on your healing!
Additional areas of focus: LGBT, Relationship issues, Grief, Anger management, Self esteem, Coping with life changes, ADHD, Abandonment, Adoption and Foster Care, BDSM, Kink, Alternative Sex Culture, Blended Family Issues, Caregiver Issues and Stress, Codependency, Communication Problems, Divorce and Separation, Domestic Violence, Family of Origin Issues, Family Problems, Forgiveness, Guilt and Shame, Hoarding, Impulsivity, Isolation / Loneliness, Military and Veterans Issues, Money and Financial Issues, Mood Disorders, Multicultural Concerns, Panic Disorder and Panic Attacks, Polyamory / Nonmonogamous Relationships, Post-traumatic Stress, Pregnancy and Childbirth, Prejudice and Discrimination, Self-Harm, Self-Love, Sexual Assault and Abuse, Sexuality, Women's Issues, Young Adult Issues
Clinical approaches: Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Mindfulness Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Narrative Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy
AL LICSW 4083C
CT LCSW 12471
Written on Sep 24, 2023 after therapy with Crystal for 1 year and 9 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, self esteem, and coping with life changes
I look forward to my sessions with Crystal. It is a way to release things that I feel that are important and it’s good to seek advice from someone that doesn’t know me. I’m confident in expressing what I feel and getting valuable insight is helpful and extremely useful right now.
Written on Sep 15, 2023 after therapy with Crystal for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, sleeping disorders, anger management, and coping with life changes
She’s wonderful. She’s compassionate, methodical and non judgemental. It’s been two visits and I’ve already gotten so much insight.
Written on Sep 04, 2023 after therapy with Crystal for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, trauma and abuse, grief, eating disorders, and sleeping disorders
She's been my therapist for 2 years. She's gotten me through a divorce and so much more. I don't know where I'd be without her help.
Written on Jul 05, 2023 after therapy with Crystal for 1 year and 9 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, coping with life changes, and adhd
Written on Jul 04, 2023 after therapy with Crystal for 1 year and 3 months on issues concerning depression, relationship issues, self esteem, and anger management
I appreciate Crystal's willingness to listen as well as the good questions she asks me that help me answer my own questions, or question my assumptions.
Written on Apr 18, 2023 after therapy with Crystal for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, intimacy-related issues, coping with life changes, and compassion fatigue