Crystal JacksonLPC

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Availability

In Central Time

What was your path to becoming a therapist? What inspired you to choose this profession?

I’ve known since high school that I was very intrigued with psychology, primarily abnormal psychology. However, I knew that I didn’t want to pursue getting my master’s degree because, by golly, I’d been in school my entire life! I was ready to graduate and start adulting. Upon graduating, I started and stayed in a career in a field that brought absolutely no fulfillment. I wanted to do something I was passionate about. Deep down, I knew what that meant. After years of contemplating, I finally applied for grad school and obtained my master’s degree in professional counseling to fulfill my lifelong dream.

What does a first session with you look like?

The initial consultation will allow both you and I to determine if we’re a great fit for one another. In this first session, we will discuss what brings you into therapy, the process of therapy, and how we will work together towards reaching your goals.

How do you determine therapy goals with clients? What does that process look like?

In the initial session, I conduct what’s known as a psychosocial assessment. This helps me identify your primary concerns and triggers, while possibly uncovering unresolved issues within your past. At the end of the assessment, I compare your chief complaints with issues I’ve identified and together we determine therapeutic goals best suite your needs.

Specialties

Depression

Self-Esteem

LGBTQIA related issues

Trauma

Coping Skills

General Expertise

Depression

Anxiety

Loss/Grief

Self-Esteem

Sexuality Based Issues

Race & Cultural Identity

Bipolar disorder

Codependency

In-Network Insurance

Cigna

Harvard Pilgrim Healthcare

Optum

Oscar Health

Oxford Health Plans

UMR

UnitedHealthCare (UHC)

Fees

$150

Couples Therapy

$120

Individual Therapy

Types of Therapy

Couples Session

Individual Session

Clientele

Young Adults (18-24)

Adults (25-65)

Treatment Approaches / Modalities

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)

Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR)

Mindfulness Practices

Person-Centered Therapy

Training / Certifications

Anger Management

EMDR

Basic Trauma Support

Licensure

TX, LPC, 80479

Education

Master of Arts in Professional Counseling

Work History

I firmly believe in meeting the client in where they are in their life’s journey, creating a place free of judgment or barriers. I believe everyone has the chance for personal growth and can benefit from therapy. The mind can create cognitive distortions, inaccurate thoughts that produce negative emotions. My belief is that challenging those negative thoughts at their onset is the best line of defense to keep you from reinforcing the negative thought pattern. I’ve worked with clients that have experienced depression, anxiety, grief, psychosis, relationship concerns, self-esteem, LGBT+ and all forms of trauma. I obtained therapeutic experience working in both an inpatient mental health facility and a private practice setting with various acuity levels. I have counseled diverse backgrounds and all age groups ranging from pediatrics to geriatrics.

Location

700 Central Expressway South, Suite 400, Allen, 75013, TX