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 , Aging and Geriatric Issues , 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 , Midlife Crisis , 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), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Emotionally-Focused Therapy (EFT), Mindfulness Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Narrative Therapy, Psychodynamic Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy
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10/10 would recommend
My therapist is empathetic, knowledgeable, supports my growth, is available outside of sessions and is also caring. She’s helped me when things were really tough during the realization of covid and so many life changes. I realize no single type of therapy is a magic bullet for my problems, but it helps to have had her there to help me sort things out.
Crystal is amazing! Talking to her is like talking to a great friend who understands you, supports you and wants you to thrive! She's really helping me to get to know myself better and to cope with my anxiety!
Crystal is awesome. She is a great listener, respectful, friendly and thoughtful. She is knowledgeable and shares helpful material/resources with her clients.
It's my first time in therapy so I was extremely nervous but when I met Crystal she made things a lot easier for me. She is very welcoming and you wont feel judged, very professional but also very caring. She try to explore options with you so you can work out things together in the best possible way that applies to you. I'm really thankful that she's the therapist I'm matched with.
Crystal has been my rock during an extremely difficult time in my life. She’s been compassionate, empathetic, and understanding when I have barely had any confidence in myself. 10/10 would recommend Crystal for anything, she’s a great listener and an awesome person!
I feel like this therapy has been very beneficial to me.....I have had previous experience where I did not connect with the therapist, and that was always disappointing (and not very productive.)
Crystal is very supportive, caring, and considerate in her words of advice. I greatly appreciate the evident passion she has in making a difference in people’s mental health.
A lovely person that really cares and looked after me. Listened to me and gave me strategies. Thank you
Initially I was unsure, but Crystal have provided insights, methods but also allowed me to think and have thoughts which have been useful to me and rectifying issues I am having. She has provided options and multiple ways to deal with aniexty, self issues. She also checks in often, which I am surprised but appreciate and allows me to express how I am, but more so verbalising and allowing me to understand where I am at and where I am to go.
Crystal is really empathetic, is a really good listener and is always spot on in her responses. She focuses on the most helpful things to try to make a tangible difference in the short term, while also focusing on long term goals. She's very emotionally intelligent, and easy to talk to.
I feel that I can finally talk to someone about what's going on with me without being punished, put down, dismissed, etc., and it's making all the difference in my life.
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
Crystal is kind, compassionate, and understanding. She has significantly helped me progress through any trial or tribulation.