I have had the honor of being a therapist for over 10 years. I have been working in social services since 2005, helping people from all walks of life providing support to those affected by environmental and social stressors, mental health, and trauma. I utilize a variety of evidence-based therapeutic approaches addressing a wide range of issues. I believe in creating a space where we can have difficult conversations, work on resolving issues, and collaborate for your personally tailored treatment. Your services will be based on a professional relationship characterized by trust and respect. I vow to meet you where you are and move along at your pace. I acknowledge the courage and motivation it takes to seek support and work on a more fulfilling and happier life.
Hope, safety, and healthy relationships (first with oneself and then with others), lead to healing and mental wellness. The process is attained through connection, reflection, and foundation. The primary goal of is to help you identify and cope more effectively with problems in daily living and to deal with internal conflicts to achieve more satisfying personal and interpersonal relationships. This purpose is accomplished by 1. Establishing healthy rapport, connection, and attachment in a nurturing and safe environment. 2. Increasing personal awareness of obstacles and strengths. 3. Taking personal responsibility to make the changes necessary to attain your goals. 4. Identifying specific psychotherapy goals. 5. Utilizing all available community, medical, and self-help resources.
Psychotherapy involves a large commitment of time, money, and energy, so you should be mindful about the services you select. For psychotherapy to be most successful, you will be encouraged to actively work on things talked about, both during sessions and at home. If you have questions or concerns, please feel free to address them as they arise. I am here for you, thank you for trusting me with your utmost personal dilemmas.
- Stress, Anxiety
- Relationship issues
- Trauma and abuse
- Self esteem
Addictions , LGBT , Family conflicts , Grief , Intimacy-related issues , Eating disorders , Sleeping disorders , Parenting issues , Anger management , Career difficulties , Bipolar disorder , Coping with life changes , Coaching , Compassion fatigue , ADHD , Attachment Issues , Chronic Pain Illness and Disability , Codependency , Commitment Issues , Control Issues , Disruptive Mood Dysregulation Disorder (DMDD) , Dissociation , Divorce and Separation , Domestic Violence , Family Problems , Forgiveness , Guilt and Shame , Impulsivity , Isolation/Loneliness , Life Purpose , Mood Disorders , Obsessions, Compulsions, and OCD , Panic Disorder and Panic Attacks , Paranoia , Personality Disorders , Posttraumatic Stress , Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD) , Self-Harm , Self-Love , Sexual Assault and Abuse , Social Anxiety and Phobia , Trichotillomania Read more...
Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Attachment-Based Therapy, Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Emotionally-Focused Therapy (EFT), Mindfulness Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Psychodynamic Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy
LCSW #CSW007026 (Expires: 2022-09-30)
I have only had a few sessions with Crystal, but I immediately felt relief and like I was heard. She really provides great advice and is helping me understand myself better and what works for me. I’m so happy with her as my therapist!
Crystal opens is a very good counsellor
She is very professional and knows what she’s talking about! I’ve been in therapy a few weeks with her and she has helped me a lot! I would definitely recommend her 10/10
I’m new to therapy or counseling and I feel like I’m off to a positive start with Crystal. She has provided me with a safe place to understand habits and triggers that cause me to create more stress in my life. By helping me work on and improve my awareness and adopting healthier coping skills, I feel some confidence that I can take better care of my mental health. I’m looking forward to working with her.
Crystal is kind, compassionate, and understanding. She has significantly helped me progress through any trial or tribulation.