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Crystal Shields

LMFT, LPCC, Health & Life Coach

Quick Facts

  • Saint Mary's College of California
  • 9 Years in Practice

Location

Remote Office

cshields.ip@soultenders.com

About

Thank you for taking the time to learn about me before I get to learn about you.

Do you miss feeling relaxed throughout your day-to-day life? Lately, are you often overwhelmed with worrying, nervousness, panic, irritation and guilt? Have you been struggling to prioritize yourself and your wellbeing while stressing through countless weeks/months/years of appeasing and pleasing others? Are you wanting to feel calm and confident while better managing your life’s circumstances and changes? If so, it would be my pleasure to work through these challenges together so you may get to a place of enjoying both yourself and your life. I believe everyone is capable of improving, as long as they courageously and consistently make efforts to do so. You are taking a big step by seeking help, and having a professional teammate will almost certainly speed up your progress.

Personally – I became a therapist because I received great therapy myself. Growing through my own struggles has been a beautiful development that I am forever thankful for. For me, it is difficult to imagine having a job or a life that does not align with my heart’s personal and professional values. Accordingly, I have made it my life’s mission to join others in overcoming their challenges so they, too, may achieve healthier, happier and more successful lives.

Professionally – I am an LMFT, LPCC, certified health coach and certified life coach. My education includes double Bachelor’s degrees in Health Sciences along with double Master’s degrees in Marriage and Family Therapy and in Professional Clinical Counseling. My style is non-judgmental, empathetic and supportive. It is always my first priority to help you feel comfortable with fully expressing yourself because that is essential for us to have a high-quality therapeutic relationship and for the most progress to occur. Because you are the expert of your life, I will do my best to understand it before doing anything else. Therefore, I will meet you right where you are in your unique experience. We will solidify your objectives, gain new insights into how your past experiences have contributed to your current patterns of functioning, identify and utilize your strengths, assess your options, plus learn and implement new skills. Together, we will act as a team that supports your movement along a path toward achieving your goals. Along the way, we will evaluate our progress and I will obtain your feedback so I may adjust my approaches in order to best meet your needs and preferences. Therapy with me is all about you and what works best for you, and it would be my honor to be a collaborative part of your personal growth process.

At this time, I am accepting self-referred individual adults with Aetna insurance as well as those who are paying out-of-pocket. I would enjoy the privilege of learning about you and your life including your current challenges and ambitions. If for any reason it does not seem we are a good fit for each other, I will gladly refer you to another professional who I believe could better meet your present needs. If you are feeling like I may be a good therapist for you, I will be happy to hear from you!

Credentials

  • California LMFT 107427, LPCC 7552
  • Certified Health Coach, Certified Life Coach

Specialities

  • Self Esteem
  • Anxiety
  • Life Transitions

Areas of Experience

  • Anxiety
  • Codependency
  • Life Coaching
  • Life Transitions
  • Relationship Issues
  • Self Esteem
  • Stress
  • Giftedness

Types of Therapy

  • Acceptance and Commitment (ACT)
  • Attachment-based
  • Coaching
  • Cognitive Behavioral (CBT)
  • Humanistic
  • Motivational Interviewing
  • Narrative
  • Person-Centered
  • Psychodynamic
  • Strength-Based

Ages and Community Experience

  • N/A
  • Adults
  • Any
  • N/A

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