Crystal Renee WilliamsLCSW

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Availability

In Central Time

What does a first session with you look like?

A first session is unstructured, I allow clients to talk about anything and everything they have been carrying around. I hope this gives clients permission to release and discuss their stressors and life experiences as explicit as needed.

In what ways does your personality influence your approach to therapy?

I have had clients say am I relatable and follow a realistic approach to connecting with clients. I pride myself on being transparent with clients which gains respect and trust within our relationship.

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

The client determines goal(s) for therapy once a client can identify the issue. This process is client driven, I am interested in what my client wants to achieve while participating in therapy.

Specialties

General Expertise

Fees

$130

First Session

$150

Couples Therapy

$130

Individual Therapy

Types of Therapy

Couples Session

Individual Session

Retreats

Clientele

Parents

Young Adults (18-24)

Adults (25-65)

Seniors (65+)

Treatment Approaches / Modalities

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)

Mindfulness Practices

Strength Based Therapy

Compassion-Focused Therapy

Family Systems Therapy

Marriage and Family Therapy

Motivational Interviewing

Reality Therapy

Solution-Focused Brief Therapy

Training / Certifications

Grief and Loss, Personality Disorders, Ethics and Diversity, Cutting Edge Approach to Resolving Trauma and Healing in PTSD, The Family, Martial Affairs, Culture Competency, Nutrition, Ethics considerations, Trauma training, Dance therapy training, DCFS mandated reporting training, ACT modality training, Compassion Fatigue, Dissociation(Separation, Suppression, Denial, and Repression), Medication Monitoring Training, and Maternal Relationships and its impact

Licensure

IL, LCSW, 149.019202

Education

Chicago State University, Chicago, IL • Master of Social Work- Marriage & Family Clinician

• East-West University, Chicago, IL Bachelor of Arts in Behavioral and Social Sciences – Psychology 6/2007 Associate of Arts in Liberal Arts – Psychology -6/2005

Work History

I have 12 years of work experience practicing as a Social Worker/Therapist. I have had the fortunate to work in many different environments within the span of my career which I feel has made me a more well-rounded clinician. I begin my career working with children and adolescence and then moved towards working exclusively with adults. I have a 8 & 1/2 years experience with community mental health where I provided individual, family, couples counseling. I have worked with clients with varies issues from depression, anxiety, parenting issues, family issues, relationship issues, LGBTQ+, martial/couples issues, self-identity issues, and grief counseling. I have over a year of experience of working with adult clients in a psychosocial rehabilitation group therapy setting. I have 4 & 1/2 years working as a medical social worker in hospitals in illinois and was fortunate to travel the country to assist under staffed hospital facilities even through the covid-19 pandemic. In the hospital setting I was able to have brief therapy with clients and their families at the most vulnerable time in their life. It was privilege to be emotionally supportive to clients and their families. I have worked as a clinician for multiple Telehealth companies off and on for 3 years.

Location

Remote Therapist, Westmont, 60559, IL