Dr. Crystal Russell

LPC

About me

I am a Licensed Professional Counselor in Georgia and South Carolina and Licensed Professional Counselor/ Supervisor. I have been in the mental health profession for over 20 years. I have experience working with a diverse population providing quality services to children, adolescents and their families, adults and geriatric clients. My area of treatment include depression, anxiety, relationship issues, parenting problems, anger management, self esteem, grief and loss, career challenges, OCD and ADHD. My theoretical approach is eclectic in nature inclusive towards humanistic, cognitive-behavioral, psychoanalytic/psycho-dynamic, and client centered.

My counseling style is warm, engaging and interactive. I believe in treating anyone with respect, compassion and nonjudgmental. I will individualized our dialog and help guide and meet your specific needs. Additionally, emphasis is placed on developing a therapeutic relationship to help build trust and fostering a healthy and open communication platform.

It takes Strength to seek help and want to change and live a more fulfilling and happier life. Let's work together to make it happen.

I look forward to working with you!


Specialties

  • Stress, Anxiety
  • Relationship issues
  • Family conflicts
  • Grief
  • Depression
Also experienced in:
Addictions , Trauma and abuse , Parenting issues , Anger management , Career difficulties , Bipolar disorder , Coping with life changes , Coaching , Compassion fatigue , ADHD

Clinical approaches:
Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Motivational Interviewing, Psychodynamic Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy

Years of Experience: 20

Services Offered


  • Messaging

  • Live Chat

  • Phone

  • Video

Licensing

GA LPC LPC004934

SC LPC 4739


Reviews

These quotes represent just a few of the many positive reviews that we have received for Dr. Crystal Russell. We don’t pay anyone to provide their review and they are all made voluntarily. Some people's experience receiving therapy with BetterHelp might be different.

Written on Nov 15, 2022 after therapy with Crystal for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety

Dr Russell is extremely helpful in making me feel comfortable. I am not used to talking about my feelings but she helps put me right at ease and she is very reassuring. I would recommend her to anyone!

Written on Oct 05, 2022 after therapy with Crystal for 1 year and 1 month on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, grief, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, anger management, and adhd

I enjoy my sessions with Dr Russell. She makes me very comfortable. She listens to my concerns, and offers good advise and encourages me to step out my comfort zone to fix the issues. I don’t see therapy as such a negative unspoken about solution anymore since working with Dr Russell. She is very timely and relatable. I would recommend her to anyone needing help for sure. She responds promptly and always ends with a kind word… I am so happy she is paired up with me…ThankYou Dr Russell

Written on Aug 30, 2022 after therapy with Crystal for 1 year and 4 months

Dr. Russell listens, cares and has solid insight. I am speaking with her about difficult things which is very hard and she makes me feel comfortable. Thank you Dr. Russell.

Written on Aug 18, 2022 after therapy with Crystal for 7 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, parenting issues, self esteem, career difficulties, coping with life changes, coaching, and compassion fatigue

Dr Russell has been an amazing listener and also helps me navigate through life challenges with life tools and solutions.

Written on Jul 11, 2022 after therapy with Crystal for 1 year and 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, self esteem, anger management, coping with life changes, compassion fatigue, and adhd

Dr. Russell is so great! She is supportive and guides me to really work through my anxieties and stress. She is great at helping me identify triggers and she is an excellent listener.

Written on Mar 25, 2022 after therapy with Crystal for 1 year and 3 months on issues concerning depression, relationship issues, intimacy-related issues, sleeping disorders, self esteem, career difficulties, coping with life changes, and coaching

Your site has been unusually buggy as of late my session was interrupted and froze while i was sharing something very sensitive and vulnerable. Not sure whats going on

Written on Feb 25, 2022 after therapy with Crystal for 2 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, and self esteem

Dr Russell is amazing and she has helped me so much. She is so kind, friendly and welcoming to begin with, I felt that I could talk to her about anything and I would not be judged or misunderstood. I didn't know where to begin but she helped me to unravel some of my issues and work through them in a healthy way. She has been awesome and I can't recommend her highly enough.

Written on Feb 03, 2022 after therapy with Crystal for 10 months on issues concerning trauma and abuse, grief, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, anger management, career difficulties, coping with life changes, and coaching

I am feeling better after sessions with Dr. Russel. I am able to process my childhood experiences and develop a more compassionate attitude towards myself and others. Having a trusting relationship that Dr. Russel and I have developed, I am freeing myself from internalised shame and judgement.

Written on Jan 01, 2022 after therapy with Crystal for 4 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, eating disorders, parenting issues, self esteem, anger management, career difficulties, coping with life changes, coaching, compassion fatigue, and adhd

Doctor Crystal is very kind and caring with a no judgement approach, and makes me feel comfortable. I am happy after each session

Written on Nov 13, 2021 after therapy with Crystal for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, and family conflicts

She’s great. Very knowledgeable and understanding about a persons needs. Easy to talk to and provides thoughtful solutions to real world issues.

Written on Nov 11, 2021 after therapy with Crystal for 2 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, self esteem, career difficulties, coaching, and adhd

she is really good at what she does. She’s a great listener and provides sound advice/resources to use to overcome different situations

Written on Oct 11, 2021 after therapy with Crystal for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, self esteem, anger management, and compassion fatigue

Dr. Russell is wonderful and willing to work with me and my schedule to make regular therapy possible where it otherwise wouldn't be or would be extremely inconvenient for me.

Written on Sep 20, 2021 after therapy with Crystal for 2 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, self esteem, career difficulties, and compassion fatigue

Dr. Russell is amazing at what she does. She understood exactly what was causing my stress in the first two sessions itself.

She is unflinchingly kind and understanding. Always ready with a sympathetic ear and a beautiful smile, she makes me feel better and lighter. I would definitely recommend her .

Written on Sep 04, 2021 after therapy with Crystal for 4 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, self esteem, and coaching

Dr. C is amazing! From the first session that we’ve had together, I felt comfortably with talking to her. She always seem to care about what is happening in my life and how I am feeling. I’ve always known that mental health was important and she makes each appointment purposeful. I am grateful that BetterHelp has her as a Doctor because she has truly made this experience great. Thank you so much for providing doctors that really understand what is needed and how to execute it professionally.

Written on Aug 01, 2021 after therapy with Crystal for 4 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, intimacy-related issues, and parenting issues

Dr Russell is very helpful & understanding. She patiently listens to you & really tries to help you along the way. She also shows care towards her clients

Written on Jul 17, 2021 after therapy with Crystal for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, and anger management

I am happy I decided to do this!

Written on Jul 17, 2021 after therapy with Crystal for 4 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, self esteem, and coping with life changes

Dr. Russell is compassionate, easy to speak to and also a great listener. She is the type of therapist that I was in search of. Since speaking with her, I see a significant positive shift in various areas of my life and overall well being. I would highly recommend her to anyone. She has the expertise and the temperament to put you at ease and arm you with tools to deal with your mental and emotional wellbeing.

Written on Jul 08, 2021 after therapy with Crystal for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, intimacy-related issues, anger management, and coping with life changes

Dr. Russell has been an amazing person in helping me during my difficult times. I am grateful for her insightful guidance. I really get to voice my issues and she listens with empathy.

Written on Jun 14, 2021 after therapy with Crystal for 3 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, career difficulties, and compassion fatigue

I would recommend Dr. Russell to anyone. She is personable and kind. Without fail, she will ask a question or make a comment that gives me clarity. Sometimes I know what I'm thinking, but don't understand the implications of those thoughts and she really helps me with this.

Written on May 20, 2021 after therapy with Crystal for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, and relationship issues

Dr. Russell makes me feel super comfortable

Written on May 15, 2021 after therapy with Crystal for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, lgbt, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, intimacy-related issues, eating disorders, self esteem, and coping with life changes

Dr. Russell is lovely and helpful. I feel comfortable sharing with her and I feel confident she will give me good advice

Written on Mar 19, 2021 after therapy with Crystal for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, sleeping disorders, and adhd

She is so easy to talk to ! Very down to earth . I love her !

Written on Mar 01, 2021 after therapy with Crystal for 4 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, and relationship issues

I just love Dr. Russell. She’s so open, understanding and caring. Every session with her is an absolute treat!

Written on Jan 25, 2021 after therapy with Crystal for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, trauma and abuse, and self esteem

I've only had one session with Dr. Russell so far but she was very helpful and very understanding. I feel comfortable with her already and feeling comfortable is not something I easily do.

Written on Jan 19, 2021 after therapy with Crystal for 1 month on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, intimacy-related issues, eating disorders, and sleeping disorders

Where can I start with all the great things I learned with Dr.Russell. She helped me understand my past experience as a child, to help others understand things they were going thru. She helped me realize my issues within my marriage and gave me the tools to correct them. She gave me the tools I need to take the next step and that's couples therapy. If I find myself needing personal therapy I will definitely turn to her.

Written on Jan 04, 2021 after therapy with Crystal for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, and self esteem

I have felt very comfortable with Dr.Russell, I feel like she understands what my issues are and is helping me work on them.

Written on Nov 10, 2020 after therapy with Crystal for 1 month on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, intimacy-related issues, sleeping disorders, parenting issues, self esteem, anger management, and coping with life changes

Dr. Russell is so easy to talk to and she genuinely cares. Talking to her is so easy and makes it easier to open up to her. I wish she lived in my city so I could jeep her as a counselor.

Written on Sep 30, 2020 after therapy with Crystal for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, sleeping disorders, parenting issues, self esteem, and career difficulties

I've only met with Dr. Russell twice so far, and in those 2 initial sessions, I already felt comfortable, heard, and understood. She even gave me clarity on some thoughts and ideas that have been bothering me for so long. It gave me so much peace-of-mind already. I feel lucky to have found her on BetterHelp after searching for so long for the right therapist!

Written on Sep 24, 2020 after therapy with Crystal for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, lgbt, relationship issues, intimacy-related issues, parenting issues, self esteem, and coping with life changes

I love how attentive and non judgmental Dr. Russell is. I can sense her care and concern for whatever I bring to her. It makes me feel safe and valued. I mostly appreciate her kind words and respect for my voice and opinion. I’m soo glad we were paired.

Work with me!