Therapy can be intense, but it doesn't have to be drudgery. There is laughter through the tears, when we recognize our human frailty. The "Ah ha! Eureka!" moments give energy and hope for the future.
In private practice Crystal specializes in relational issues. This sometimes involves marriage counseling, couple's counseling, or parenting issues, but other times individual counseling is needed for someone that has experienced difficulty with a partner, family member or friend. Issues of depressed mood, anxiety, trauma, abuse, self-worth, boundaries, addictions, and more become clarified and resolution is found.
How I Can Help You?
What should you expect? The first session we will discuss what symptoms you are experiencing (like anxiety, sadness, conflict with another, difficulty making decisions, sleeping problems, eating issues, any disruptive patterns etc).
Every couple can be different. However, many marriages seek mediation when communication has derailed. So the first goal is to call a truce to stop any blaming and shaming in order get to the real issues in the couple’s system.
I am excited about a new therapy I have been using, called EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing), which has a proven track record with traumas and emotional distress.