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Crystal Linkous , LCSW

Stress, Anxiety Addictions Self esteem Bipolar disorder Compassion fatigue
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About me

I am licensed Clinical Social Worker in Virginia with 5 years of professional experience. I specialize in helping clients with stress, anxiety, coping with addictions, motivation, self esteem, relational issues, confidence, dual diagnoses & bipolar disorder. I believe in treating everyone with respect, sensitivity, and compassion. I will tailor our dialog and treatment plan to meet your unique and specific needs. It takes courage to seek out a more fulfilling and happier life and to take the first steps towards a change. I am here to support & empower you in that journey.

Professional experience

5yrs in practice

Additional areas of focus: Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Trauma and abuse, Grief, Intimacy-related issues, Eating disorders, Parenting issues, Anger management, Career difficulties, Depression, Coping with life changes, Coaching, ADHD, Abandonment, Antisocial Personality, Attachment Issues, Autism and Asperger Syndrome, Avoidant Personality, Blended Family Issues, Body Image, Caregiver Issues and Stress, Chronic Pain Illness and Disability, Co-morbidity, Codependency, Commitment Issues, Communication Problems, Control Issues, Dependent Personality, Disruptive Mood Dysregulation Disorder (DMDD), Dissociation, Divorce and Separation, Drug and Alcohol Addiction, Eating and Food-Related Issues, Emptiness, Family Problems, Fatherhood Issues, First Responder Issues, Forgiveness, Guilt and Shame, Impulsivity, Isolation/Loneliness, Jealousy, Life Purpose, Midlife Crisis, Mood Disorders, Obsessions, Compulsions, and OCD, Panic Disorder and Panic Attacks, Personality Disorders, Postpartum Depression, Post-traumatic Stress, Process addiction (porn, exercise, gambling), Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD), Self-Harm, Self-Love, Sex Addiction, Sexual Assault and Abuse, Sexual Dysfunction, Sexuality, Social Anxiety and Phobia, Trichotillomania, Women's Issues, Workplace Issues, Young Adult Issues

Clinical approaches: Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Attachment-Based Therapy, Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Emotionally-Focused Therapy (EFT), Existential Therapy, Mindfulness Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Narrative Therapy, Psychodynamic Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy, Internal Family Systems

License information

IN LCSW 34009919A

VA LCSW 0904012845


These quotes represent just a few of the many positive reviews that we have received for Crystal Linkous . We don’t pay anyone to provide their review and they are all made voluntarily. Some people's experience receiving therapy with BetterHelp might be different.

Crystal is great! Very down to earth and explains things in a way I can relate.

Written on Nov 22, 2022 after therapy with Crystal for 3 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, family conflicts, intimacy-related issues, sleeping disorders, self esteem, career difficulties, and coping with life changes

Very professional and caring therapist. Helped me with a problem by asking me a good question. Would recommend.

Written on Nov 15, 2022 after therapy with Crystal for 3 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, sleeping disorders, parenting issues, anger management, career difficulties, coaching, and adhd

Crystal has a great ability to dial into the root causes of my issues and provide insight and perspective that helps me evolve and create a happier more balanced approach towards life.

Written on Oct 20, 2022 after therapy with Crystal for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, family conflicts, grief, career difficulties, coping with life changes, and compassion fatigue

Fantastic help!

Written on Sep 30, 2022 after therapy with Crystal for 2 weeks on issues concerning relationship issues

Crystal was and is amazing! I came to her after a personal thematic event and a long few years of professional turmoil. She helped me with coping strategies, decrease some of my anxiety, allowed me to find myself, and become grounded in my values again. My faith is so important to me and such a critical part of who I am; it was humbling to have the freedom to talk about my faith openly, without judgement, and get back to my roots. I am forever grateful to Crystal for being there for me when I needed to be most vulnerable in a judgement free zone. Thank you, Crystal!

Written on Sep 21, 2022 after therapy with Crystal for 4 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, self esteem, coping with life changes, coaching, compassion fatigue, and adhd

Crystal is super helpful and I feel after the first couple of sessions we were able to start making very positive progress. She is attentive and insightful basically everything you could want in a therapist!

Written on Sep 14, 2022 after therapy with Crystal for 1 month on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, grief, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, career difficulties, bipolar disorder, and coping with life changes