"The mind and body are not separate. What affects one, affects the other" -Dr. Joe
Life can feel really overwhelming and at times those struggles and challenges can feel like they will never end. Everyone has moments like this and these are the moments when we need support but aren't always sure who to turn to. Having friends and family to talk to can be helpful but often time what we really need is an objective person to help us see perspectives and patterns we are struggling to identify on our own in order to create the growth we need. Many people avoid therapy because they aren't sure what to expect or perhaps they haven't had great experiences in the past. Online counseling provides privacy and convenience with professionals that are skilled and able to help. We ALL need help getting through life's challenges at some point throughout life.
I'm a Licensed Professional Counselor in the state of Pennsylvania and a Licensed Mental Health Counselor in the state of New York. I am also a Board Certified-TeleMental Health Provider. I have worked in a variety of settings to include working with children, adolescents, adults, couples, and families in partial hospitalization, outpatient, intensive outpatient and in-home therapy settings. I have over 10 years of experience in the counseling field addressing depression, anxiety, anger, trauma/abuse, grief, and addiction. I am also very comfortable providing crisis interventions to those that may be experiencing immediate distress.
I have extensive experience working with people that have been diagnosed with Depression, Bipolar disorder, PTSD, Anxiety, personality disorders and Schizophrenia. I focus on how a person is feeling and functioning- not on the label that may have been given to them. I believe that focusing on the present makes the greatest changes in a person's life. I'll work with you to find solutions to the problems you are experiencing and explore how thought patterns and relationship patterns may be contributing to them. I like to laugh and incorporate the use of humor in my sessions. I am extremely passionate about helping people grow to achieve their goals and live their lives to the fullest.
I try to be flexible and accomadate schedules to the best of my ability and am available on nights/weekends. I look forward to getting to know your story and helping you to feel better day by day!
- Stress, Anxiety
- Trauma and abuse
I also have experience in Addictions, Family, Grief, Intimacy-related, Parenting, Anger, Self esteem, Career, Bipolar
LMHC #006517 (Expires: 2020-11-30)
LPC #PC008046 (Expires: 2019-02-28)
Crystal is incredibly sympathetic, empathetic, and supportive. She not only listens to what you have to say, but helps you to find solutions for things that you may find troubling in your life. She has genuine advice and is always willing to work with you to help you to achieve your goals (goals that she is willing to set with you!) Often, Crystal will give anecdotes are her own life. She never lets these get in the way of how you are feeling or what you are needing to talk about. Rather, she says those kinds of things when she knows that it will allow you to realize that she truly does understand how you are feeling. With her sharing her own life at times, it makes it even easier to want to implement the advice that she gives. In short, she is an exceptional counselor who exhibits all of the attributes that people are looking for from someone in this role.
Thank you Crystal for all your support and help. You’ve respected me and encouraged me when I needed it the most. Bless you for being there!!!
I think she is great!
Crystal has been very understanding of everything I feel. She gives me a variety of ways to push myself. I feel like I can talk to her about anything and she'll be there to help me through it.
Crystal has worked with me through many life challenges. I have an extremely stressful job and have been struggling with divorce and family separation. Crystal has guided me through these challenges and stressed the importance of self-care throughout the process. I am in a much better place mentally and emotionally due to the counseling she has offered. She has also worked with me with relationships, an area I have struggled with all my life. I feel much better prepared and capable to of having positive relationships. Crystal has been very helpful.
Crystal Nyznyk and I have become fast friends. She is a wonderful listener. She is loaded with common sense and profound thoughts. I am benefiting from each conversation we have. I feel she is really going above and beyond to help me out. I think BetterHelp has struck gold by having her on your team.
Crystal is a kind and understanding person. She is extremely patient. I would recommend her to anyone.
Crystal is absolutely amazing. I highly recommend working with her! She's very responsive, and incredibly knowledgeable in her craft. She pays attention to the little details in what I say, and helps me find ways to actively work through my struggles. I went through 2 counselors before her and they just weren't a good fit. I can say with confidence that I've finally found someone that is a good fit for me, and is passionate about helping her clients.
Crystal has been very helpful in helping me find my identity in Christ, and how that translates to living every day life.
She is nothing short of a great counselor.
She's a great therapist, actually cares for her clients and has been very helpful.
Very helpful and personable, was able to get good improvement in relationship because of her help.
Crystal has been very kind and thoughtful and full of great advice. She always makes the effort to check in with me even if I've been quiet for a while.
Has the depth and focus on trigger points that would solve the issue.
She is very patient and asks great questions that are helpful to point out certain hot topics.
I do recommend her very well, I feel very comfortable in communicating with her.
Crystal is very understanding and empathetic of your problems. She always helps you put things in perspective and she's great at figuring out productive ways of moving forward.
Crystal is an extremely kind and compassionate person who gives great insight while simultaneously keeping an open mind. I feel that she is a great help to me.
I was overwhelmed with anxiety, anger, and sadness when I started working with Crystal. After each session I felt more in control of my thoughts and emotions. I really benefited and enjoyed her approach during our sessions; it was all a conversation. I have had experience with psychiatrists, psychoanalysts, and therapists in the past which for the most part was a one-sided conversation (me ranting, or the specialist talking at me). The whole process with Crystal was very natural and it allowed me to work out my issues. Though I still have a lot to work on, I have made a lot of progress in the short time I have been working with her. I have picked up a lot of new skills which have allowed me to let me love myself more, and which have improved my relationships with others.
Crystal has been amazing! She is supportive and objective, and I feel she helps me process things and understands my perspective.
Crystal has given me space and support to discuss aspects of my relationships, feelings, thoughts and behaviors affected by trauma. I have found the process of communicating with her to be an invaluable part of my journey toward growth.
Crystal pays attention and offers sound guidance and fair judgement. She handles issues effectively, even if multiple issues need addressed. I have liked working with her and plan on using her services for as long as I feel I need them.
Crystal is thoughtful, insightful and kind. I would highly recommend speaking to her if you need help.
First time I've found a counselor I can talk to.
She makes some quality points almost every session we have and really challenges me to think and process my thoughts through multiple perspectives. She is a tremendously insightful counselor. I've seen a lot of counselers, but she is by far the most caring and best one I've seen.
Crystal is amazing! She always makes me feel like a normal person again when I thought I was the furthest thing from it. Her advice and willingness to listen has really helped me in the short time I have worked with her.
Crystal is one of the most caring, down to earth people I've ever had the pleasure of talking to.
Crystal has been very attentive and has helped me to look at things from a different perspective.
Crystal has been so patient and clear. I appreciate her help very much.
She is very patient and open minded. Super easy to talk to and responds in a reasonable amount of time.
Crystal is wonderful. She has helped me get out of the rut I have been in for a long time. She replies fairly quickly and is on point with everything I've said. This was the best counseling decision I have made. Thank you Crystal!