Earning both her bachelor's and master's degrees in social work from Western Kentucky University, Crystal interned with the Department of Community Based Services and the Child Protection and Permanency Division, located in Daviess County, Kentucky. In addition, Crystal completed an internship with the Children's Advocacy Center in Henderson, Kentucky.
Awards and Certifications
Outstanding BSW student award Owensboro Campus, 2013
Student Spotlight Award, August, 2012
Areas of Interest
"Professionally, my areas of interest include working with children, primarily pre-teen and teens, who have experienced trauma, children who are struggling with anxiety and/or depression as well as assisting parents/families to work together as a unit. I strongly believe in the strength-based and systems perspectives and like to take a holistic approach to treating mental health concerns when possible. I primarily use Cognitive Behavioral Therapy interventions; however, I also pull from Solution-focused, Reality therapy, and Family Systems theories. I believe it is important to meet my clients where they are at, assist them with finding and recognizing their strengths, and helping them to use them to improve their daily functioning and relationships."