Heal from the destructive
cycle of childhood trauma


Lincoln Financial
Mental Health America of Central Carolinas
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Outpour Magazine
Thrive Global
Achilles Heal Podcast


Discover what's truly holding you back.

Achilles HEAL Podcast
Achilles HEAL Podcast
Achilles HEAL Podcast



When you make the decision to heal you open the door to living the life you imagine.

Licensed Mental Health Therapist + Childhood Trauma Expert



Crystal is a Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor and owner of Compass Life Skills & Counseling, a trauma-focused practice in North Carolina. Her therapy experience spans over a decade, from serving youth in juvenile detention centers, to providing corporate emotional training, and hosting life-changing retreats for adults. Crystal is a proud wife of husband, Donald, and a loving mom to two little ones, Andrew & Alaina. 


I was born to parents who were 13 and 14 years old in a group home in Charlotte, NC. Just babies themselves, they lacked emotional, mental and financial stability. Childhood trauma followed me into my adulthood; where I struggled to find my identity, find a place to belong, and was in a constant cycle of trying to earn love.

I've been where you are. The feelings of abandonment; parents and caretakers choosing people and things over you; lack of self-worth; being a people-pleaser. I've been there. 

My struggles fueled my passion to create safe-spaces for women to heal from the childhood trauma that had me shackled for many years. I began my therapy career with one goal in mind: help women of all ages and backgrounds find true healing.

Healing from the trauma has opened up opportunities I would never imagine, contributing to me

Now, I want that same feeling and reality for you. Let's go to work!

what are
Safe Spaces?

I create safe spaces for individuals to heal from childhood trauma. I provide unwavering support, direction and techniques as you heal from unhealthy relationships with parents, abuse, poverty and neglect. Clients have freed themselves from self-sabatoge, minimizing and people pleasing. They have found their voice, created boundaries without feeling guilty and live a life of authenticity, freedom and purpose. 

Crystal Currie