Dr. Crystal Hollenbeck is a Christian who believes every person is valuable. She is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor and a Florida State Qualified Supervisor for those seeking a license in Mental Health Counseling or Marriage and Family Therapy. In addition, she is also a Certified Professional Life Coach. Being a Therapist and a Life Coach gives her the unique ability to help clients heal from the past and live their best life today. Her approach to counseling and coaching is non-judgmental, caring, confidential, and solution focused. She believes counseling and coaching are 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. Dedicating her life to helping others as a therapist and coach is a result of post traumatic growth from her own personal life experiences.
Dr. Hollenbeck is a Board Certified Telemental Health Therapist (BC-TMH) and conducts therapy sessions in her office, Virtual via Zoom, and Phone sessions. She is a recognized expert in the field of relationship therapy, trauma recovery, and anxiety management. Her Three Day Trauma Intensives for individuals and couples are highly sought after and attended by people from all parts of the United States, Canada, and Europe.
In the therapeutic process, Dr. Hollenbeck uses Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy (CBT) to help clients overcome and manage anxiety and depression. She is certified in Eye Movement Desensitization & Reprocessing (EMDR) Therapy, and uses this unique bi-lateral brain stimulation technique to help people process their thoughts and emotions. Dr. Hollenbeck 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. Her 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, Dr. Hollenbeck is a Certified Clinical Trauma Professional (CCTP), an AASECT Certified Sex Therapist (CST), a Board Certified Clinical Sexologist, (Listen to Dr. Hollenbeck’s interview with Christine Hammond on the topic: Sexual Narcissism: How to Identify and Protect Yourself), Certified Sex Addiction Therapist (CSAT), Certified Hope & Freedom Practitioner (CHFP), a facilitator for Prepare-Enrich Couples Counseling and is trained in Gottman Couples Therapy, the Early Recovery Couples Empathy Model (ERCEM) and is a Certified Couples Betrayal Recovery Therapist (CCBRT) She provides pre-marital, marital, remarriage, and divorce recovery counseling for traditional and blended families. She enjoys helping families create and implement a Family Structure Plan to achieve the relational intimacy every family wants.
Dr. Hollenbeck’s education and training is exemplary and is evidence of her commitment to helping her clients be successful. She graduated with Summa Cum Laude honors, earning a CACREP Accredited Doctor of Education Degree in Counselor Education & Supervision from Argosy University, and a Masters Degree in Counseling/Psychology from Palm Beach Atlantic University.
Dr. Hollenbeck is a graduate of the Florida Post Graduate Sex Therapy Institute and Certified by the American Association of Sexuality Educators, Counselors, and Therapists (AASECT). She also completed training at the International Institute of Trauma and Addiction Professionals earning the certification of a Certified Sex Addiction Therapist (CSAT) and is an APSATS Certified Clinical Partner Specialist (CCPS). Her extensive training allows her to provide quality therapy for individuals, couples and families facing any sexually related issues or issues of abuse and betrayal. Dr. Hollenbeck also completed extensive training at the Life Purpose Institute earning the Certification as a Professional Life Coach.
Read Dr. Hollenbeck and Dr. Steffen’s article published in the Journal of Sex and Marital Therapy entitled, “Betrayal Trauma Anger: Clinical Implications for Therapeutic Treatment based on the Sexually Betrayed Partner’s Experience Related to Anger after Intimate Betrayal” based the Betrayal Trauma Anger Survey she conducted in 2023.
As a Certified Anger Management Therapist, Dr. Hollenbeck 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. Click here to view a Webinar… The Importance of Anger in the Betrayal Trauma Healing Journey with Dr. Crystal Hollenbeck
She enjoys speaking on important topics effecting everyday life. She shares more than information – she gives her audience tools for their “tool box” to use to build and maintain healthy relationships and life balance.
You may have seen Dr. Hollenbeck on several local news stations as a guest expert on mental health, sexual issues, and relationship topics. She has been interviewed on Fox 35, Central Florida News 13, Local Channel 6, and The Point of View talk show. In addition, she is a frequent guest on the Carol the Coach Radio Show.
In addition to local interviews, she is a highly sought after public speaker and is available to speak at seminars, conferences, church events, holiday special events as well as to educate churches and the community on mental health, sexual issues and relationship topics.
Dr. Hollenbeck 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), Florida Counseling Association (FCA), National Anger Management Association (NAMA), Christian Association for Psychological Studies (CAPS), National Association of Cognitive-Behavioral Therapist (NACBT), International Counseling Honor Society (Chi Sigma Iota), American Counseling Association (ACA), American Association of Sexuality Educators, Counselors, and Therapists (AASECT)