About Me

Being a therapist is rewarding, I feel that it is a privilege to help others work through vulnerable moments in their life. I get personal satisfaction from seeing client's transition into life with hope, peace and happiness.

I studied at Cal State San Marcos to obtain a Bachelors degree in Sociology, which is the study of people in society. Sociology focused on how a person's environment shapes them. I then studied at University of Phoenix and obtained my Masters Degree in Marriage Family Child Therapist. In my master's program I learned a lot about human behavior and therapeutic interventions to help serve individuals in therapy. I completed an internship of 2,000 hours and was supervised by a license clinical supervisor. Once I graduated and completed my internship I took two state test with the Board of Behavioral Science to test my clinical knowledge and law and ethics. After passing both my Clinical exam and Law and Ethic exam I became License as a Marriage Family Child Family Therapist.

Since 2013, I’ve worked with people struggling with a wide range of mental health issues. I began my therapy career working in a non-profit organization working with adults with severe mental illness. In that non-profit organization I worked as a Clinical Therapist in the office and on the field, making home visits. I also have experience working at a crisis house which is a step down treatment program from the hospital. I have worked at San Diego County Mental Health Hospital. I am currently working with San Diego Detention facility and practicing privately.

I understand that this might be an adjustment and that you feel alone. I want you to know that I am here in your corner to help you overcome this transition in your life. Our sessions will start by exploring what you envision your ideal life to look like so that we can explore goals to work on while in session. It is my goal to help you gain clarity on what you want in life; so that you can reach your highest potential. I will be here to support you and challenge you beyond your comfort zone. When it comes to therapeutic modalities I use an eclectic approach. What that means is I tailor therapeutic interventions to fit the need of the client I work with. Some of the therapeutic interventions I use is Cognitive Behavioral Intervention, Solution Focused Intervention, Attachment, and Psychodynamic. I look forward to speaking with you so that I can create a tailored fit treatment plan to fit your needs.


Specialties

  • Stress, Anxiety
  • Addictions
  • Relationship issues
  • Family conflicts
  • Depression
Also experienced in:
Parenting issues , Anger management , Self esteem , Career difficulties , Bipolar disorder , Coping with life changes , Coaching
Years of Experience: 3

Services Offered


  • Messaging

  • Live Chat

  • Phone

  • Video

Licensing

LMFT #109370 (Expires: 2020-09-30)


Reviews

Written by R... on Sep 15, 2020 after counseling with Crystal for 3 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, and anger management

Outstanding!! She helped my boyfriend and I save our love and relationship by realing with us as individuals and a couple. She is an awesome listener, highly intuitive and trained, empathetic, patient and professional! We learned so much in a short period of time and constantly are utilizing strategies she introduced to us. Crystal is also extremely flexible often times meeting with us on the Saturdays and Sundays. Highly highly recommend’

Written by D.E. on Aug 26, 2020 after counseling with Crystal for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, parenting issues, self esteem, anger management, career difficulties, and coping with life changes

Crystal genuinely listens and creates innovative solutions that make you think even after the session is over. She’s helped me through one of the toughest times in my life with healthy coping skills that I use on the daily.

Written by J.E. on Jun 01, 2020 after counseling with Crystal for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, grief, intimacy-related issues, eating disorders, sleeping disorders, parenting issues, self esteem, bipolar disorder, coping with life changes, compassion fatigue, and adhd

I’ve only been using Better Help for a couple weeks, but it already seems to be helping me.

Written by C.H. on May 29, 2020 after counseling with Crystal for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, parenting issues, self esteem, and coping with life changes

I appreciate your time and how you interact with me. You listen, you understand, you’ve helped me get into a good space in life, mentally and emotionally.