Krystal Smith

(MSW, LCSW-C)
Therapist Krystal Smith Photo

About Me

I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW-C) with desire to serve others with compassion. I have experience working with adolescents, adults, groups, families, and couples using an eclectic approach tailored to the unique needs of each individual.

I earned my Bachelor’s of Arts Degree in Psychology from North Carolina State University and attained my Master’s of Social Work Degree from the University of Maryland, Baltimore.

I have experience in various settings with diverse clients, using several techniques in long and short term interventions. My experience and area of expertise include:
• Adolescents and adults with emotional challenges (i.e. depression, anxiety)
• Adolescents, and adults with medical diagnoses (i.e. cancer, cerebral palsy)
• Anger management
• Relationship challenges; Couples, families, friends
• Grief and loss
• Trauma
• Self-esteem/Identity challenges
• Spiritual challenges
• Coping with life stressors and changes
• Crisis counseling

I have a vast amount of training in several counseling models and I frequently attend training and educational events to continue broadening my skills in order to help others. My approach to therapy is to “meet the individual where they are” and I often incorporate alternative interventions such as music, guided imagery relaxation techniques, mindfulness, and yoga based therapies in sessions. I believe that change occurs when people are given direction and guidance to identify and utilize their own strengths in order to live fulfilled and peaceful lives. Therefore, I believe that my warm, welcoming, and nonjudgmental treatment approach will be helpful as we collaborate and work together to empower you to increase your quality of life. I commend your courage and I look forward to working with you.


Specialties

  • Stress, Anxiety
  • Relationship issues
  • Family conflicts
  • Grief
Also experienced in:
Trauma and abuse , Parenting issues , Anger management , Self esteem , Career difficulties
Years of Experience: 11

Services Offered


  • Messaging

  • Live Chat

  • Phone

  • Video

Licensing

LMSW #6801102340 (Expires: 2022-04-01)


Reviews

Written by S.A on Jun 09, 2016 after therapy with Krystal for 1 month on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship, self esteem, and depression

My experience with Krystal has been extremely positive. Online counseling is new to me, but I feel like Krystal makes an effort to understand what I am feeling and thinking. I feel confident knowing that I can send her a message and she will get back to me fairly quickly. I'm looking forward to working with her to help me work through some of my issues.

Written by A.I on May 19, 2016 after therapy with Krystal for 2 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship, intimacy-related, career, and depression

Krystal has been great at getting me to dig deep into myself during the informational gathering process. She is responsive and usually responds back within 24-48 hrs. As a newby to the therapy process, she took the time to provide a thorough overview of what to expect. So far, so good :)

Written by L.I on May 17, 2016 after therapy with Krystal for 1 month on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship, family, trauma and abuse, grief, self esteem, and depression

Krystal is very patient and helpful. She understands a great deal, and she is always there and ready to help. She reflects empathy, but she also employees use of techniques, such as relaxation/breathing exercises.

Written by L.U on Jun 02, 2015 after therapy with Krystal for 3 weeks on issues concerning relationship, family, trauma and abuse, grief, and intimacy-related

She asks the tough questions, the ones you know the answers to but you have been doing your very best to not have to acknowledge them. You know, the real root of the matter.

She is wonderful and I am very glad I can talk to her. She has been helping me look at my relationship in... not a new way, but in the way it really is, without just my own view on the matter.