Crystal Clark

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Availability

In Eastern Time

What is your style/approach to therapy?

I feel my approach is more as a realist. I think people like to shy away from the truth because he could painful. However, I feel it could be beautiful if you learn how to embrace it and grow through what you are going through.

What do you think is the biggest barrier today for people seeking care?

The biggest barrier is STIGMAS. I feel a lot about feel that you have to be "crazy" to see a therapist. Or if you grew up like I did "you better pray about it". I feel if we educate our community more on how beneficial therapy could be. There would be a lot more people seeking therapy

In what ways have your personal experiences influenced your work with your clients?

I grew with amazing parents but in rough environment. I been through a lot and seen a lot. My older brother was in and out of prison. This often made me wonder how I could change the system. Unfortunately, my brother died in 2004 due to a drug induced heart attack. This help me eventually find one of my expertise of working with addiction.

Specialties

General Expertise

Fees

$100

First Session

$125

Family Therapy

$125

Couples Therapy

$100

Individual Therapy

Types of Therapy

Family Session

Couples Session

Individual Session

Clientele

Young Adults (18-24)

Adults (25-65)

Adolescents (13-17)

Treatment Approaches / Modalities

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)

Coaching

Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy

Motivational Interviewing

Solution-Focused Brief Therapy

Training / Certifications

Motivational Interviewing

Licensure

FL, LMHC, MH16603

Education

MS in Counseling & Psychology

Work History

I am a licensed mental health Counselor. I graduated from Troy University with with my master’s in counseling psychology and I have a bachelor’s degree in criminal justice. I worked with a variety of populations to include at risk youth and their families, DCF, homeless veterans, DOC/community corrections, addictions/co-occurring disorders and severe mentally ill. I have done contracted groups to help cope w/ Covid 19 most recently and continue to do groups focusing on stress management and coping with anxiety and depression.

Location

1111 3rd Ave W, Suite 304, Bradenton, 34205, FL