Crystal TownsendLCSW

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General Office Hours

In Eastern Time

Mondayfrom 09:00 AM to 07:00 PM
Tuesdayfrom 09:00 AM to 07:00 PM
Wednesdayfrom 09:00 AM to 07:00 PM
Thursdayfrom 09:00 AM to 07:00 PM
Fridayfrom 09:00 AM to 07:00 PM
Saturdayfrom 09:00 AM to 07:00 PM
Sundayfrom 09:00 AM to 07:00 PM

What does a first session with you look like?

Our first few sessions will likely be completing the biopsychosocial (a fancy label for asking a big bunch of questions about your life and current symptoms). This allows me to get a more rounded view of what is going on now and what influences could be impacting your current situation. I will ask if you've received therapy services before and if so, what did you like and not like about your previous experiences. Everyone has different needs, I want to know what you have experienced in the past in terms of getting those met, what has worked and what hasn't so you don't feel your time is wasted. I prefer to let my clients lead our sessions. This helps to build trust, which is crucial. I want you to feel comfortable sharing OR not sharing what you choose.

What is your style/approach to therapy?

I use a variety of tools in my sessions which are catered specifically to what they need as individuals. I enjoy utilizing inner child work in combination with Internal Family Systems Theory. This theory suggests we all have different "parts" that sometimes need help to co-exist. All parts within a person have value and were created to help, but some may have gotten carried away or hidden away. I utilize Cognitive Behavioral Therapy which looks at how your thoughts effect your feelings which effect your behaviors. I like to look at how I can help to help you re-train your brain to behave in a more healthy way. I utilize attachment theory to look at the relationships in your life and how to help you genuinely connect with people after you've been hurt or have experienced trauma.

Specialties

Anxiety

ADHD

Addiction

Anger management

Bipolar disorder

General Expertise

Depression

Careers

Loss/Grief

Self-Esteem

Adolescent mental health

Child mental health

Dissociative disorders

Family issues

In-Network Insurance

Anthem

Cigna EAP

Clientele

Young Adults (18-24)

Adults (25-65)

Seniors (65+)

Adolescents (13-17)

Licensure

KY, LCSW, 253392