Crystal is a Licensed Social Worker (LSW). She obtained her Bachelors of Social Work from Northeastern Illinois University and her Masters of Social Work from The University of Chicago. Crystal completed her internship at Casa Central working primarily with Latinos and Spanish speaking clients.
She has experience in leading parenting groups and providing nurturing parenting techniques for families who have had involvement with DCFS. Crystal enjoys working with families and applying a collaborative approach in session and enjoys involving parents every step of the way. She has experience working as a child and adolescent therapist in a private practice setting. Crystal’s past experience includes working with clients struggling with anxiety, depression, self-esteem issues, grief, trauma and divorce reactions. Crystal likes to utilize a strengths-based approach and incorporates client’s values.
In her spare time, Crystal enjoys working out and staying active. Crystal enjoys trying new restaurants and drinking boba. Crystal also really prioritizes her skincare routine.
I support people in finding their strengths, building on them, and finding balance and contentment in the emotional, relational, physical, cognitive, and spiritual components of their life. I seek to create a safe and respectful environment for individuals and couples to nurture growth and healing.
I uphold the autonomy within those seeking help. I gently challenge them to courageously face life’s invariable disappointments outside the therapy room and to embrace opportunities to encourage others in their life journey.