It is a pleasure to meet you! I'm a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) in the state of Louisiana. I enjoy working with couples and marriages because it gives us the opportunity to reflect on behavioral patterns that usually stem from our childhood. When left unchecked, we move into our adult lives exhibiting those behaviors which often times leads to overwhelming stress, isolation, distancing, recurring emotional abuse, negative body language, divorce/separation, etc..
When working with couples, we identify individual thinking/feeling/behavioral patterns and how they show up within the context of the relationship. We practice new communication skills, new behavioral skills, learn the benefits of knowing how men and women think and behave differently, identify positive support systems, and encourage forgiveness and acceptance.
Cognitive-behavioral and Behavioral interventions as well as unconditional positive regard and empathy are approaches most used in sessions. When the opportunity presents itself, Gottman Method is used. Using this method, with my past and current clients, increased in self-awareness has occurred because clients are more able to recognize how silent treatment and stonewalling, for example, negatively impact the relationship and once clients' notice and change their behavior, they become more incline to approach communication from a place of openness which helps relationships thrive.
I am here to help support you in your goals as individuals and as a couple, becoming a team again, create new memories, and overall become better equipped with the tools to use in future situations.
I look forward to working with you and empowering you as a couple.
- Stress, Anxiety
- Relationship issues
- Self esteem
Family conflicts , Trauma and abuse , Grief , Intimacy-related issues , Parenting issues , Anger management , Career difficulties , Bipolar disorder , Coping with life changes , ADHD , Abandonment , Antisocial Personality , Attachment Issues , Avoidant Personality , Codependency , Commitment Issues , Communication Problems , Control Issues , Dependent Personality , Divorce and Separation , Drug and Alcohol Addiction , Emptiness , Forgiveness , Guilt and Shame , Impulsivity , Isolation/Loneliness , Jealousy , Life Purpose , Money and Financial Issues , Mood Disorders , Obsessions, Compulsions, and OCD , Panic Disorder and Panic Attacks , Personality Disorders , Prejudice and Discrimination , Process addiction (porn, exercise, gambling) , Self-Harm , Self-Love , Social Anxiety and Phobia , Women's Issues , Workplace Issues Read more...
Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Emotionally-Focused Therapy (EFT), Existential Therapy, Gottman Method, Mindfulness Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Narrative Therapy
LPC #5389 (Expires: 2021-06-30)
My husband and I thank you for your continuous advice. Mrs. Crystal isn’t quick to make judgements, she hears both sides of the story and makes recommendations from there.
Crystal is a great counselor!! Doesn’t sugarcoat or tell you things to make you feel good. She challenges you to examine your fears and worries in the relationship and helps you navigate the journey of experiencing something new.
I have had two sessions so far and I do not know how I’ve ever lived without therapy. Our counselor is an amazing listener and offers great suggestions and advice as well as teaches how to implement strategies.