Crystal is a Christian and she believes every person is valuable. Her approach to counseling is non-judgmental, caring, and solution focused. She believes counseling is an essential part of a person’s ability to live the life they desire and she strives to provide a counseling setting where you can feel safe to work through the difficulty you are facing with hope.
Crystal uses Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy (CBT) to help clients overcome and manage anxiety and depression. She is certified in EMDR Therapy, and uses this unique bi-lateral stimulation technique to help people process their thoughts and emotions. Crystal specializes in Relationships by helping individuals, couples, and families work through expected and unexpected life changes and transitions, and to heal from traumatic events and experiences that are often the source of mental distress and disorders. Crystal’s own life experiences include healing from abuse and trauma so no matter what a person has survived in the past or what difficulty they are currently facing – she encourages them to believe that there is Hope for Healing that produces Harmony through counseling.
In addition to CBT and EMDR, Crystal is a Certified Sex Therapist and a facilitator for Prepare-Enrich Couples Counseling. She provides pre-marital, marital, remarriage, and divorce recovery counseling for traditional and blended families. She enjoys helping families create and implement their Family Plan to achieve the relational intimacy every family wants.
Currently, Crystal is earning a Doctorate Degree in Counselor Education and Supervision from Argosy University in Sarasota, Florida. She holds a Masters Degree in Counseling/Psychology from Palm Beach Atlantic University, and is a graduate of the Florida Post Graduate Sex Therapy Training Institute. She also completed training at the International Institute of Trauma and Addiction Professionals earning the certification of a Certified Sex Addiction Therapist (CSAT). Crystal’s extensive training allows her to provide quality therapy for individuals, couples and families facing any sexually related issue.
As a Certified Anger Management Therapist, Crystal helps people gain insight to face and work through unhealthy anger related to abuse, unresolved issues, and trauma. She provides both individual and group counseling.
Sharing her experience and knowledge by encouraging others is important to Crystal and she enjoys teaching psychology courses at Webster University, giving seminars on mental, emotional, and sexual health issues, and she has been interviewed on Fox 35, Local Channel 6, Central Florida News 13, The Point of View talk show and the Sex, Love & Relationships with Carol the Coach Radio Show.
Crystal is an active member in the following Associations: EMDR International Association (EMDRIA), The Society for the Advancement of Sexual Health (SASH), American Mental Health Counselors Association (AMHCA), National Anger Management Association (NAMA), American Association of Christian Counselors (AACC), National Association of Cognitive-Behavioral Therapist (NACBT), Christian Association for Psychological Studies (CAPS), International Counseling Honor Society (Chi Sigma Iota), and the American Counseling Association (ACA)