Crystal Westman

(LMHC)
Therapist Crystal Westman Photo

About Me

Hello,
Welcome! My name is Crystal, I am a Licensed Mental Health Counselor. I understand that something in your life has initiated this search for support and you’ve come to the right place. You may be feeling, sad, angry, anxious, depressed or you may be struggling with OCD or addiction. I understand how you maybe feeling at this moment and I am hear to help you through this stressful troubling time. Here is a little about me and how I plan to support you: My counseling philosophy is that, you are the expert in your own life. You being the expert means, that we will work together to come up with the best skills for you to move from the place you are to the place you want to be. We work together to help you learn skills to navigate from your current situation, to a new place in your life. My role is to guide and support you in learning and implementing the skills and confidence needed to help you improve your overall life. Together, working as a team, We can come up with the best skills to ensure success. I am down to earth, and I make myself available, so that I can provide a listening ear, relevant feedback and support when needed. I look forward to meeting you and working together to ensure success.

My therapeutic style involves helping you to arrive at insight, strategies, and tools that you can begin using immediately to make positive change in your life. We don’t just sit and talk. I love to provide you with concrete tools wherever possible and help you to have a plan for the following days before our next session, if that is the pace you would like to move at. Some of my Favored therapeutic modalities are Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT), Mindfulness and Positive Psychology, Solution Focused Brief Therapy (SFBT), Structural Family Therapy (SFT), and Family System Therapy (FST). These are just a few of the tools and skills I use to help you obtain your goals. Most importantly, we are going to make sure we are making progress on goals that you have for yourself. I will be there to guide you, encourage you, possibly even challenge you if I feel you are unknowingly allowing obstacles to stand in your way.

What makes me different?
I will ensure that as soon as you sign up with me I will work with you to get you seen the same week, even if our first session is on the weekend. I will engage with you not only during our weekly session but we will be able to connect and communicate daily if wanted. I do weekly check-in's to see how you are doing throughout the week and to ensure you are working on your goals. I will also reply to your messages within 24hrs or sooner. If you choose to work with me I would try my best to ensure you are seen within the same week you have signed up with me, if you are not seeing a good day and time please message me so we can set you up on the scheduler for this week.
I look forward to working with you soon.


Specialties

  • Stress, Anxiety
  • Family conflicts
  • Parenting issues
  • Anger management
  • Self esteem
Also experienced in:
LGBT , Relationship issues , Trauma and abuse , Grief , Eating disorders , Sleeping disorders , Career difficulties , Bipolar disorder , Depression , Coping with life changes , Coaching , ADHD , Abandonment , Antisocial Personality , Read more...

Clinical approaches:
Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Attachment-Based Therapy, Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Mindfulness Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Narrative Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy

Years of Experience: 16

Services Offered


  • Messaging

  • Live Chat

  • Phone

  • Video

Licensing

LMHC #MH12253 (Expires: 2023-03-31)


Reviews

Written by J.I. on Nov 24, 2021 after therapy with Crystal for 4 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, parenting issues, self esteem, and anger management

I look forward to every week. It's a relief to share what I need to speak about with a person that is compassionate, supportive, and challenging when necessary. As a mental health professional myself, I care deeply that I'm heard and my needs are met in therapy.

Written by R.O. on Nov 22, 2021 after therapy with Crystal for 8 months on issues concerning relationship issues, family conflicts, intimacy-related issues, parenting issues, anger management, coaching, and compassion fatigue

Crystal is a very thoughtful and empathetic counselor. She does a great job listening and helping you to work through problems.

Written by P.A. on Oct 29, 2021 after therapy with Crystal for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, lgbt, family conflicts, intimacy-related issues, parenting issues, self esteem, career difficulties, and coping with life changes

Crystal is very patient, kind, and understanding with me. She's a good listener and I feel like I'm truly being heard when she asks more questions about my concerns. She also gives me helpful readings and strategies on how to deal with such problems. She's also flexible with schedule and frequently sends messages to check on me. Overall, I like my experience with her!

Written by R.Y. on Sep 22, 2021 after therapy with Crystal for 3 months

Crystal has helped me figure out certain things in my life. I don’t have anything negative to say about crystal.

Written by C.A. on Sep 08, 2021 after therapy with Crystal for 8 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, self esteem, and coaching

Crystal has been amazing - she has shown such understanding of my problems and has helped me work through them. My journey has been a tough one but would have been a whole lot harder without Crystal.

Written by J.O. on Jun 30, 2021 after therapy with Crystal for 4 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety

This was my first time seeking therapy, so I was pretty nervous with whom I was going to get matched up with and I had some reservations if communicating online with my counselor was going to work. After a few months, I am content and very grateful for Cyrstal's expertise and support with my mental health. She is non-judgmental and is actively listening. With Crystal, our sessions felt safe, judgment-free, and it is clear that her priority was to guide my healing process. She also gives plenty of articles/readings relevant to my issues on a regular basis and will always check in with you on a weekly basis, even if you did not post anything. As I said, I am very grateful and appreciate her help. I would recommend her.

Written by J.E. on May 23, 2021 after therapy with Crystal for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety

She is very understanding and works with you and your condition.

Written by C.A. on May 21, 2021 after therapy with Crystal for 3 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, and trauma and abuse

I really enjoyed working with Crystal! She’s compassionate, and knowledgeable. However, I sometimes feel that she has quite a lot of clients and it’s difficult sometimes to get appointments with her and responses to messages.

I really loved working with her, she’s great! I just wish she could spend more time working with me.

Written by N.I. on May 21, 2021 after therapy with Crystal for 4 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, self esteem, career difficulties, and coping with life changes

Crystal is a great listener always provides good resources for me to look through and help me with my stressors and anxieties

Written by J.A. on May 10, 2021 after therapy with Crystal for 3 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, grief, self esteem, coping with life changes, and compassion fatigue

Crystal is a compassionate and caring counselor who actively engages with the counseling process and provides a lot of relevant and useful resources while also allowing the opportunity to give feedback and adjust the materials or the counseling style to suit one's needs. I recommend her to anyone who is looking for support in their healing or growth process and introspection process.

Written by K.A. on Apr 26, 2021 after therapy with Crystal for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, trauma and abuse, self esteem, and anger management

Although I am newly working with Crystal i have been so impressed by the amount of resources I have been given. The messages I receive with worksheets and information as been just so helpful. She is very well spoken and I appreciate all the effort gone into each message.

Written by R.A. on Apr 06, 2021 after therapy with Crystal for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, family conflicts, sleeping disorders, self esteem, career difficulties, and compassion fatigue

Crystal has been very easy to talk to and is always available and flexible with scheduling.

Written by D.E. on Mar 31, 2021 after therapy with Crystal for 3 months on issues concerning addictions, and relationship issues

From the first time we spoke, Crystal has been very caring, she listens to your problems and provides you small and practical tips to better your situaiton. I've also gained a lot insight of my struggles in the process of working with Crystal. My struglgles have not disappear overnight, but Crystal definitely helped me to make baby step imporvements and develop a healthier mentality to deal with them.

Written by E.R. on Mar 30, 2021 after therapy with Crystal for 1 month on issues concerning depression, and grief

Crystal has really helped me with my depression and learning how to cope with emotions. Without her, I'm not sure where I would be right now. I truly enjoy talking with her!

Written by S.I. on Mar 25, 2021 after therapy with Crystal for 7 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, family conflicts, self esteem, career difficulties, and coping with life changes

I appreciate Crystal so much! She has helped me through some really tough times over the past 6 months. I feel I continue to move in the right direction and am able to cope better talking with her weekly. I would recommend Crystal to anyone that needs help!

Written by F.R. on Mar 09, 2021 after therapy with Crystal for 2 weeks on issues concerning trauma and abuse, eating disorders, self esteem, and coaching

I’ve done 2 sessions with Crystal and I already feel that baseline trust has been established. I look forward to working more with her.

Written by N.I. on Mar 06, 2021 after therapy with Crystal for 1 month on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, self esteem, and adhd

Crystal is really kind. I feel like she fully listens to what I have to say, and she never makes me feel as though my worries or insecurities are silly. She always sends extra material to read throughout the week and it is like a nice reminder to be kind to myself and the information has really helped me when I am feeling anxious. I find it very easy to talk to Crystal and she has helped me to stop and think and be nicer to myself. I appreciate her flexibility as well! She was always able to help schedule if I couldn't find a time available on the calendar.

Written by S.P. on Feb 25, 2021 after therapy with Crystal for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, and family conflicts

Crystal is incredibly insightful and gets to the root of your problem in a way that is not intimidating. She makes you feel comfortable and respected and genuinely wants to help you..that is a difference you notice and admire.

Written by D.E. on Dec 06, 2020 after therapy with Crystal for 4 months

She really is great. Hands down best counselor I have had. I feel Crystal really understands me and provides such great insight.

Written by J.I. on Oct 26, 2020 after therapy with Crystal for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, lgbt, relationship issues, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, anger management, career difficulties, bipolar disorder, coping with life changes, and coaching

Crystal is the best counselor with understanding, good listener, no judgment, and very patient with me.

Since the first session I started with my problems all over the place she helps me find myself get back on my feet, gain back my self esteem and guide me through to what first priority for myself should be.

All practices she gave me helps me handle my anxiety and panic attacks, helps me handle with toxic relationship in the time I need it most.
I'm so grateful for that.

Written by A.L. on Oct 21, 2020 after therapy with Crystal for 4 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, self esteem, career difficulties, and coping with life changes

Great and supportive counselor. Goal oriented.

Written by D.A. on Oct 11, 2020 after therapy with Crystal for 4 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, intimacy-related issues, and parenting issues

She is a great counselor she helped me get better and she offers a great support system.

Written by M.I. on Oct 08, 2020 after therapy with Crystal for 8 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, grief, and sleeping disorders

She has been with me from the bet of this tradgedy and is very understanding

Written by A.M. on Sep 05, 2020 after therapy with Crystal for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety

Crystal is understanding and sensitive in her approach. She has never made me feel judged or made me feel like my problems are silly or trivial. In such a short period of time I have really been able to open up to her and trust her with my thoughts and feelings.

Written by R.O. on Aug 20, 2020 after therapy with Crystal for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, lgbt, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, eating disorders, sleeping disorders, parenting issues, self esteem, anger management, career difficulties, bipolar disorder,

Id really recommend her to anyone she is really sweet and understanding even in really rough stuff

Written by E.L. on Aug 20, 2020 after therapy with Crystal for 4 weeks on issues concerning relationship issues, sleeping disorders, self esteem, and coping with life changes

Crystal is a great therapist. She really listens to my problems and helps me put in place systems to help me when feeling overwhelmed or anxious. She is kind and supportive and makes sure I can communicate with her when I need it. 10/10

Written by E.D. on Aug 14, 2020 after therapy with Crystal for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, and bipolar disorder

Great support always

Written by C.H. on Jul 31, 2020 after therapy with Crystal for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, eating disorders, sleeping disorders, self esteem, anger management, career difficulties, bipolar disorder, coping with life changes, coaching, and adhd

Crystal knows how to help me with my issues. She is a good listener, and she always knows how to get rid of my burdens. I strongly recommend her to all of you guys.

Written by J.A. on Jul 27, 2020 after therapy with Crystal for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, self esteem, anger management, and career difficulties

It is relatively early days but I am already impressed with Crystal. She is easy to talk to and has offered me actionable advice on several occasions.

Written by A.S. on Jul 20, 2020 after therapy with Crystal for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, self esteem, anger management, and adhd

Crystal is super patient, kind, and understanding. She finds away to make your appointments count and fit both of our schedules. At no point do I feel judged or looked down upon, she makes me feel comfortable opening up.

Written by C.H. on Jun 28, 2020 after therapy with Crystal for 4 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, lgbt, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, grief, and anger management

Crystal is great I feel comfortable with working with her. I highly recommend her to anyone suffering issues or stress.

Written by C.H. on Jun 21, 2020 after therapy with Crystal for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, self esteem, career difficulties, and coping with life changes

I was skeptical at first but Crystal really helped me through on our last few calls. I’m looking forward to building a relationship with her.

Written by T.A. on May 04, 2020 after therapy with Crystal for 2 weeks on issues concerning relationship issues, family conflicts, sleeping disorders, and anger management

She’s very understanding person, I would recommend her to anyone. She’s a good listener.

Written by K.A. on May 03, 2020 after therapy with Crystal for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, parenting issues, career difficulties, and coaching

Great!

Written by M.A. on Mar 09, 2020 after therapy with Crystal for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, eating disorders, sleeping disorders, and parenting issues

I’m most grateful for Crystal’s support and compassion. She’s a wonderful listener

Written by V.E. on Feb 14, 2020 after therapy with Crystal for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, lgbt, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, self esteem, and anger management

Crystal is always respectful and understanding. Sometimes I feel like my concerns and problems are stupid, and I feel embarrassed talking about them, but I have never felt belittled. I've truly made some good progress and gained more insight with Crystal's help.