Krystal ThorntonLPC

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In Central Time

What does a first session with you look like?

The initial visit is include the completion of a psychosocial assessment. This assessment gives me a scope of who you are through identifying information, your presenting problem, and a history about your past and present. This way I am able to assess and learn more about you and what's going on in your life. You also have the opportunity to learn about me and ask questions.

What’s the most profound, insightful, or interesting thing you’ve learned as a mental health professional?

The most insightful thing that I have learned as a mental health professional is that you have to meet clients where they are and allow them to be themselves. I also have learned that you can not force things and allow them to naturally occur as the healing process takes place. Silence during a session is also common, as it allow the client time process their feelings or gather their thoughts. Counseling is therapeutic and should be taken as such.

What is your style/approach to therapy?

My therapy style is cognitive behavioral therapy. CBT helps you become aware of inaccurate or negative thinking so you can view challenging situations more clearly and respond to them in a more positive and effective way.






Women's issues

General Expertise




Adoption & foster care

Life transitions

Premarital counseling


Marriage issues



First Session


Family Therapy


Couples Therapy


Individual Therapy

Types of Therapy

Family Session

Couples Session

Individual Session


Young Adults (18-24)

Adults (25-65)

Adolescents (13-17)

Treatment Approaches / Modalities

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)

Solution-Focused Brief Therapy

Training / Certifications

School Counseling


TX, LPC, 82603


Master of Science, Counseling, Texas A&M University-Commerce

Work History

I has spent more than 12 years working with adults, youth and families who are experiencing crisis from situational stressors to teenage pregnancy, homelessness, substance abuse and mental health issues. I have worked in a behavioral psychiatric health hospital, private clinical practice, education, and the Department of Family and Protective services servicing children and families who were victims of abuse and neglect. My diverse experience gives me a unique understanding of education, community, and social services.


Jamie Way, Dallas, 75236, TX