Crystal Nyznyk

(LMHC, LPC, MS.Ed)

About Me

"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 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!


Specialties

  • Stress, Anxiety
  • Relationship
  • Trauma and abuse
  • Depression

I also have experience in Addictions, LGBT, Family, Grief, Intimacy-related, Parenting, Anger, Self esteem, Career, Bipolar

Years of Experience: 10

Licensing

LMHC #006517 (Expires: 2018-02-28)

LPC #PC008046 (Expires: 2019-02-28)


Reviews

Written by M.I. on Oct 05, 2017 after counseling with Crystal for 2 months depression, stress, anxiety, relationship, and intimacy-related

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.
Thanks Crystal.

Written by D.E. on Aug 17, 2017 after counseling with Crystal for 2 weeks depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, and trauma and abuse

Crystal is a kind and understanding person. She is extremely patient. I would recommend her to anyone.

Written by A.L. on Aug 17, 2017 after counseling with Crystal for 2 weeks depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, intimacy-related, and eating

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.

Written by S.H. on Jul 21, 2017 after counseling with Crystal for 2 weeks trauma and abuse

Crystal has been excellent for me in the initial stages of starting with BetterHelp. Daily she will answer any of my concerns through messaging and we now schedule video sessions once a week. I would recommend Crystal as a sympathetic, understanding listener, and counselor.

Written by B.E. on Jul 13, 2017 after counseling with Crystal for 2 weeks stress, anxiety, relationship, and grief

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.

Written by R.O. on Jun 20, 2017 after counseling with Crystal for 9 months relationship, family, intimacy-related, and parenting

Crystal has gotten to know me well over our time together. She gives good advice and is always focused on continuing progress. For my work and lifestyle, scheduling is hard. But she does the best that she can by messaging frequently, checking in, and helping to resolve the issues that I am currently worried about.

Written by Y.A on Apr 02, 2017 after counseling with Crystal for 1 month relationship, family, self esteem, and career

She's a great therapist, actually cares for her clients and has been very helpful.

Written by S.A on Feb 18, 2017 after counseling with Crystal for 4 months relationship, and family

Very helpful and personable, was able to get good improvement in relationship because of her help.

Written by R.U on Jan 29, 2017 after counseling with Crystal for 3 months stress, anxiety

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.

Written by K.I on Jan 12, 2017 after counseling with Crystal for 3 weeks relationship, self esteem, and anger

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.

Written by E.L on Jan 06, 2017 after counseling with Crystal for 2 days stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship, family, trauma and abuse, grief, intimacy-related, eating, sleeping, self esteem, and depression

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.

Written by D.O on Jan 02, 2017 after counseling with Crystal for 5 months depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, lgbt, relationship, family, trauma and abuse, grief, and intimacy-related

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.

Written by K.A on Dec 13, 2016 after counseling with Crystal for 2 days depression, stress, anxiety, relationship, family, trauma and abuse, self esteem, and anger

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.

Written by K.A on Nov 28, 2016 after counseling with Crystal for 1 month relationship, and intimacy-related

Crystal has been amazing! She is supportive and objective, and I feel she helps me process things and understands my perspective.

Written by H.E on Nov 09, 2016 after counseling with Crystal for 3 weeks relationship, family, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related, self esteem, and career

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.

Written by R.O on Oct 28, 2016 after counseling with Crystal for 1 month relationship, family, intimacy-related, and parenting

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.

Written by S.A on Oct 22, 2016 after counseling with Crystal for 3 days stress, anxiety, relationship, family, intimacy-related, and parenting

Crystal is thoughtful, insightful and kind. I would highly recommend speaking to her if you need help.

Written by G.A on Oct 19, 2016 after counseling with Crystal for 5 months stress, anxiety, grief, bipolar, and depression

First time I've found a counselor I can talk to.

Written by R. on Oct 18, 2016 after counseling with Crystal for 4 weeks stress, anxiety, addictions, lgbt, relationship, family, trauma and abuse, grief, intimacy-related, self esteem, and career

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.

Written by A.Q on Oct 17, 2016 after counseling with Crystal for 1 month stress, anxiety, relationship, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related, and anger

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.

Written by A.B on Sep 19, 2016 after counseling with Crystal for 1 month relationship, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related, and career

Crystal is one of the most caring, down to earth people I've ever had the pleasure of talking to.

Written by M.A on Aug 18, 2016 after counseling with Crystal for 2 months depression, stress, anxiety, relationship, family, and intimacy-related

Crystal has been very attentive and has helped me to look at things from a different perspective.

Written by J.A on Aug 16, 2016 after counseling with Crystal for 2 months

Crystal has been so patient and clear. I appreciate her help very much.

Written by C.A on Jun 24, 2016 after counseling with Crystal for 3 months stress, anxiety, relationship, family, trauma and abuse, and depression

She is very patient and open minded. Super easy to talk to and responds in a reasonable amount of time.

Written by T.E on Jun 05, 2016 after counseling with Crystal for 2 weeks stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship, family, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related, sleeping, parenting, self esteem, anger, and depression

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!