Hello! My name is Crystal and I am a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist in the state of Minnesota. I graduated from St. Cloud State University in 2006 and I have about 16 years of counseling experience under my belt. In those years, I have had the pleasure of working with individuals, couples and families in both residential and outpatient settings. Most of the people I have worked with have been those that have experienced significant trauma; however, I have also been able to work with those experiencing daily life stressors.
I have been told by many that I am easy to talk to and that is my main goal. I wish to offer an unbiased, non-judgmental, validating, and caring experience to those who are seeking help. Taking the first step to engage in therapy is difficult enough and it is my hope to offer comfort and reassurance during the process.
The approaches that I tend to gravitate towards are Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Mindfulness, Client Centered, and Solution Focused. I believe with a mixture of these modalities most people can find their way through their tough times and get to a point where they feel more comfortable with life.
I definitely look forward to going on the journey with you to get to a better place with life and yourself.
Additional areas of focus: Stress, Anxiety, Grief, Sleeping disorders, Anger management, Self esteem, Career difficulties, Bipolar disorder, Depression, Coping with life changes, ADHD, Blended Family Issues, Caregiver Issues and Stress, Co-morbidity, Communication Problems, Divorce and Separation, Domestic Violence, Family Problems, Fatherhood Issues, Impulsivity, Infidelity, Isolation / Loneliness, Jealousy, Military and Veterans Issues, Money and Financial Issues, Mood Disorders, Panic Disorder and Panic Attacks, Personality Disorders, Post-traumatic Stress, Process addiction (porn, exercise, gambling), Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD), Sexual Assault and Abuse, Traumatic Brain Injury, Young Adult Issues
Clinical approaches: Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Emotionally-Focused Therapy (EFT), Gottman Method, Mindfulness Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Narrative Therapy, Psychodynamic Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy
MN LMFT 2364
Crystal is the absolute best!
Written on Sep 07, 2023 after therapy with Crystal for 2 years and 9 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, sleeping disorders, and parenting issues
She listens and understands what I am feeling and dealing with. Validates my feelings and helps explain why. Also give advise on how to handle it.
Written on Dec 02, 2022 after therapy with Crystal for 3 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, and coping with life changes
Crystal helped me with my marital issues and helped me communicate my wants and needs in the relationship. She is fantastic at her job and lucky to have her as a therapist.
Written on Dec 22, 2021 after therapy with Crystal for 2 months on issues concerning relationship issues
Crystal is knowledgeable and easy to talk talk to. She really helps.
Written on Jul 11, 2021 after therapy with Crystal for 3 months on issues concerning depression, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, anger management, coping with life changes, and adhd
I have only been working with Crystal for about a month snd a half so far. But personally I have seen improvement in myself with the things I have been suffering with. Still have a ways to go, but I know with working with Crystal and the hard work I’m doing l know I’ll be in a better place come with time. She gives me worksheets to do, and those are helping a lot. She is so easy to talk to. Responds quickly to my messages, is timely about joining video chat sessions. Timely about sending me worksheets when she says she will. Listens to what I have to say. I will continue to work with Crystal. I am very pleased with my experience thus far with Crystal. 12/10 experience!
Written on Apr 27, 2021 after therapy with Crystal for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, grief, intimacy-related issues, sleeping disorders, self esteem, career difficulties, and coaching
She is has helped me in a lot of ways.
Written on Mar 15, 2021 after therapy with Crystal for 6 months on issues concerning depression, addictions, sleeping disorders, self esteem, anger management, coaching, and adhd