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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!
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.