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Krystal Humphrey, LPC

Krystal Humphrey, LPC


13 years of experience
Solution oriented

Hello! My name is Krystal, and I’m a licensed professional counselor (LPC). I wanted to share a bit about myself and how I approach the work to help you decide if we might be a good fit. Who I Work Best With: ● Young Adults ● Adults ● Women What I Work With: ● Self Esteem ● Relationship Issues ● Issues ● Anger Management ● Anxiety ● Coping Skills ● Depression ● Family Conflict ● Grief ● Life Transitions ● Peer Relationships ● Stress ● Women's Issues ● Christian/faith based counseling My Background As someone who personally embraces a journey of mental and emotional health, I am thrilled that you, too, value your own. Welcome to your greater! When asked why I have chosen this field, I always respond with, “It chose me”. I was chosen to enter my own healing process and then pursue higher education at Sam Houston State University to professionally qualify my purpose. I obtained my Bachelor's of Science (2005) and Master’s (2009) degrees both from the illustrious college. Since that time I have developed my skill set by working with individuals, couples, and families in a variety of settings that include outpatient psychiatric programs/hospitals, Department of Family and Protective Services, and array of private practices.

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

In the first session of psychotherapy, you can expect a warm and welcoming atmosphere conducive to open communication and trust-building. Here's a breakdown of what you expect: Introductions and Establishing Rapport: The session will begin with introductions from both of us. I'll take the time to create a comfortable space, ensuring that you feel heard and understood from the start. Building rapport is essential for fostering a strong therapeutic relationship. Client's Challenges and Goals: You will have the opportunity to share your specific challenges, concerns, and what you hope to achieve through therapy. I will encourage you to express yourself freely and openly, without judgment. Explanation of Therapeutic Approach: I will provide an overview of your therapeutic approach and the therapeutic process. This may include discussing my theoretical orientation, techniques I commonly use, and how I tailor my approach to meet the client's unique needs and goals. It's essential to ensure that you understand what to expect from therapy and how you will work together towards their goals. Gathering Personal History: I will gather more information about your personal history, including relevant background information, past experiences, family dynamics, and any significant life events. This helps me to gain a deeper understanding of your context and provides valuable insights into your current challenges. Addressing Questions and Concerns: Throughout the session, I will invite you to ask any questions or raise any concerns you may have about therapy. This creates an open dialogue and allows me to address any uncertainties or misconceptions you may have about the therapeutic process. Overall, the first session sets the tone for the therapeutic relationship and lays the foundation for future sessions. It's a collaborative process where your input and perspective are valued, and you can feel empowered to take an active role in your healing journey. By the end of the session, you should feel heard, understood, and hopeful about the potential for growth and positive change through therapy.

What treatment methods and tools do you utilize?

I am a proponent of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, Reality Therapy, Rational Emotive Behavior Therapy

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

As a therapist who is part of the community I serve and a high-achieving woman of color myself, I bring a unique and invaluable perspective to my practice. Here are some of your strengths as a therapist: Cultural Insight and Empathy: My lived experience as a woman of color gives me a deep understanding of the cultural nuances, systemic challenges, and societal pressures that my clients may face. This insight allows me to connect with them on a deeper level, providing culturally sensitive and empathetic support. Compassion and Empathy: My personal experiences enable me to approach my clients with greater compassion and empathy. I understand the complexities of your experiences and can offer a safe and understanding space for them to explore your challenges and emotions without judgment. Extensive Experience: With many years of experience treating individuals with various mental and behavioral health challenges in diverse settings such as hospitals, community centers, and private practices, I bring a wealth of knowledge and expertise to my practice. This experience allows me to adapt my approach to meet the unique needs of each client effectively. Direct and Gentle Approach: I possess the ability to challenge your clients directly and gently when necessary. This allows me to address underlying issues and support my clients in making positive changes while maintaining a supportive and non-confrontational atmosphere. Sense of Humor: My sense of humor can be a powerful tool in therapy, helping to lighten the mood, build rapport, and create a sense of ease and comfort for my clients. Incorporating humor into our sessions can help you to feel more relaxed and open to exploring difficult emotions and topics. Overall, my strengths as a therapist lie in my cultural insight, compassion, extensive experience, ability to challenge clients gently yet directly, and sense of humor. These qualities enable me to provide effective and compassionate support to high-achieving women of color as they navigate their mental and emotional well-being journey.

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