Crystal believes our relationships with ourselves and others deeply impact our mental health. She understands how those connections and the stories of our lives shape our reality. Crystal strives to provide a safe space where every person can feel comfortable sharing what’s heavy on their heart. She believes everyone deserves to feel heard, accepted, valued, and celebrated.
She walks with clients through ups and downs – assessing negative life stories and relational hardship, offering empathy and space for sharing and understanding deep emotional pain, and helping increase strengths and resources to overcome challenges.
As a Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist Associate (LMFTA), Crystal supports couples, families, individual teens, and individual adults, addressing:
- Anxiety & depression
- Suicidal ideation
- Relationship conflict
- Grief & loss
- Gender & sexuality
- Trauma & abuse
- Social justice issues
- Difficult life stages & crisis experiences
- Self-esteem, identity, & personality
- Pre-marital & marital counseling
Crystal graduated from Northcentral University with a master’s degree in Marriage and Family Therapy. She holds a bachelor’s degree in English with a concentration in Professional Writing from UNC-Charlotte and is a published journalist. She has experience working as a victim advocate with survivors of domestic violence and sexual assault. She also has experience as a volunteer crisis counselor, helping those experiencing suicidal thoughts, depression, anxiety, and grief during the COVID-19 pandemic. Crystal has additional training in narrative therapy and emotionally focused therapy (EFT), and she is certified in Prepare/Enrich pre-marital/marital counseling.
Crystal enjoys traveling and camping with her husband, kids, and fur babies. When she’s not taking in nature’s beauty, you’ll find her curled up with a good book, a chill playlist, and a snuggly pup.