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Crystal Burrell

Crystal Burrell


7 years of experience

Above all else I strive for authenticity in myself, my work, and my therapeutic relationships. I am very accepting of anyone who works with me and I encourage my clients to see themselves as the expert in their lives and their healing, while allowing me to guide them as they walk through the healing process in a way that is truly tailored to what they need and want from a therapist. I can be very free flowing in practice or offer more structured support. I have taken the time to decorate and prepare my space for ideal comfort and relaxation. I do my best to make sure that all senses are addressed and soothed as I expect most of the topics that we cover will do the opposite. Most importantly I will be myself, so be prepared for humor, lots of questions, and someone will put your needs above all else during the time that you are in my office.

What can clients expect to take away from sessions with you?

I will send you a ton of initial paperwork to be completed before our first appointment. The more time you spend on giving me as much information as possible on that paperwork the less time we have to spend during the first few sessions going over it and gathering details. I prefer to get started working on what you are currently struggling with as soon as possible. We will of course discuss typical therapy topics such as confidentiality and informed consent. I will also give you as much time as you need to ask questions about me and my process. Ideally you will leave that first session with at least one established goal for therapy and a better idea of who I am and how I can help you.

Explain to clients what areas you feel are your biggest strengths.

My comfort level with blending personal life experience and my professional training and education. I care more about my client's well-being and their overall success than I do about using specific techniques and modalities. My biggest strength is that I am an outside of the box therapist; meeting you where you are, in whatever way you need the guidance and support. I am comfortable with nontraditional lifestyles, relationships, and holistic healing. I make my clients feel safe being themselves because I show up as myself.

About Crystal Burrell

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Licensed in


120 North Main Avenue, Newton, NC, USA, C


Free consults, virtual & in-person

My treatment methods

Internal Family Systems (IFS)

I provide IFS informed therapy to clients struggling with symptoms of past and present trauma. It is a more free flowing, talk therapy option designed to help you get in touch with all of the pieces and parts of you.

Cognitive Processing (CPT)

I have completed training in CPT through the National Center for PTSD. This is a more structured form of trauma processing therapy that helps to identify negative beliefs and thoughts patterns in order to alleviate symptoms of PTSD/CPTSD.

Couples Counseling

I work with couples to process past and present relationship trauma, as well as to establish skills and building blocks for healthier more communicative relationships.