Hello, my name is Crystal Williams, and I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in the state of Illinois. I have been a practicing clinician for 11 years and have worked in many capacities of my profession from community therapeutic setting to psychosocial groups to hospitals. I have had the privilege to work with a diverse population of clients and to execute individual, family, couples, and group counseling in my career. My clients ages ranged from neo-natal age to geriatric age group. I have also been able to work with clients from all different racial, ethnic, religious backgrounds. The clients I have had the fortunate to work with have come into services for varies reasons: Depression, Anxiety/ Panic Attacks, Stress management, Relationship issues, Parenting issues, Self- identity concerns, Moderate/Severe Mental health diagnosis with learning coping skills, LGBTQ, couples counseling, grief counseling etc… My goals for my clients are to stabilize and help clients make progress towards their goal(s) in treatment which then helps elevate their lives to be better.
I pride myself as being a therapist who is open-minded and relatable with clients. I want clients to feel comfortable being expressive of their thoughts, feelings, ideas and most important to have a safe space to feel heard and understood. My goal to learn about my clients, build rapport, and help them to the best of my ability and expertise. My best treatment approaches are collage of multiple treatment modalities such as Cognitive behavior therapy/ psychodynamic therapy/solution focused/motivational interviewing, strength based, and client centered to name a few. I utilize couple base treatment approaches, as well family treatment approaches. Services and treatment plans are created to each individualized client.
Taking the first step of recognizing that things in your life can be improved is a small victory already. I am a person committed to walk along the journey with you therefore, you are not alone for your next steps.
If you ready, let’s get started and I look forward to having the opportunity to work you.
Additional areas of focus: Addictions, LGBT, Family conflicts, Trauma and abuse, Intimacy-related issues, Sleeping disorders, Parenting issues, Anger management, Career difficulties, Compassion fatigue, ADHD, Aging and Geriatric Issues, BDSM, Kink, Alternative Sex Culture, Blended Family Issues, Cancer, Caregiver Issues and Stress, Chronic Pain Illness and Disability, Co-morbidity, Commitment Issues, Communication Problems, Divorce and Separation, Family of Origin Issues, Family Problems, Fatherhood Issues, Fertility Issues, Forgiveness, Gender Dysphoria, Guilt and Shame, Hospice and End of Life Counseling, Infidelity, Isolation / Loneliness, Life Purpose, Men's Issues, Midlife Crisis, Money and Financial Issues, Mood Disorders, Multicultural Concerns, Panic Disorder and Panic Attacks, Personality Disorders, Polyamory / Nonmonogamous Relationships, Postpartum Depression, Post-traumatic Stress, Pregnancy and Childbirth, Self-Harm, Self-Love, Sexuality, Social Anxiety and Phobia, Women's Issues, Workplace Issues, Young Adult Issues
Clinical approaches: Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Emotionally-Focused Therapy (EFT), Imago Relationship Therapy, Mindfulness Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Narrative Therapy, Psychodynamic Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy
IL LCSW 149.019202
Crystal is great. I was surprised at how quickly we clicked. In prior therapy engagements, it would take me months to connect with my therapist they way I connect with Crystal. Better Help is lucky to have her as a therapist!
Written on Nov 15, 2021 after therapy with Crystal for 4 months on issues concerning depression, and stress, anxiety
Crystal is excellent! She’s everything a person desires in a therapist. Her direction and guidance has benefited me greatly.
Written on Oct 16, 2021 after therapy with Crystal for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, and adhd
Crystal had a positive difference in my life. I am someone who returned to therapy after years away from it and consider myself lucky to have found Crystal - we were paired right away. She is honest, kind, respectful, smart, curious and committed to working transparently and in a way that is relatable and clear. I find myself making progress between sessions and incorporating tools we discuss in my life. I have more to learn and grow from in our work together and I sincerely look forward to it because it has been so worthwhile and fulfilling.
Written on Sep 21, 2021 after therapy with Crystal for 2 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, career difficulties, coping with life changes, coaching, and adhd
Crystal is amazing! I've had experiences with therapy before, but they do not compare to the experience I had with Crystal. She is a really good listener and gives great advice. Working with her felt more like talking to a close friend than talking to a therapist; she is genuinely concerned for her clients, and puts their happiness and well-being at the center of her work. This experience was truly a blessing, and I know anyone who is assigned to Crystal will also have an awesome experience.
Written on Sep 17, 2021 after therapy with Crystal for 2 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, lgbt, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, and self esteem
Very easy to communicate with. Has a relatable understanding of being in Healthcare. Straightforward. Really enjoy our sessions.
Written on Aug 16, 2021 after therapy with Crystal for 3 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, career difficulties, and compassion fatigue
I have only visited with Crystal a couple of times but from our first visit I knew she was the right person for me. Crystal is a tremendous therapist who creates a level of comfort from the beginning to allow for me to be open with her as we work through some of my issues. She is a great listener and has provided me with some good guidance with things to work on. Her prior experience with others connected with me since some of my issues revolve around Covid and the fallout that has come with it on a personal/ professional level. I am so fortunate to have been matched with Crystal and look forward each week to visit with her over video.
Written on Aug 12, 2021 after therapy with Crystal for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, and career difficulties