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North Andover, MA 01845
Founder of The Looking Glass Counseling & Wellness, Crystal holds a Master's Degree in Counseling Psychology from Antioch University. Crystal is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor and a Licensed Alcohol and Drug Counselor in Massachusetts. Crystal has over a decade of education and experience working with individuals struggling with mental health issues, such as depression, anxiety, bi-polar disorder, addiction, substance abuse, and trauma, as well as life transitions and stressors.
- Substance Abuse/Dependence
- Anxiety Disorders
- Integrated therapy
- Cash/ Self Pay
- Tufts Public
- American Behavorial
Andover Counseling and Coaching – Therapy, Mental Health Services
Life is messy. Relationships are messy. Family is messy. We know this through our day to day experiences. But what most of us do not know, is how to manage all of this messiness in a healthy way. We fight, argue, feel defeated, lonely, isolated, and just have to get up in the morning and start all over again. The world can be a lonely place; and when relationships are difficult, or we are dealing with emotional issues, feelings of loneliness only escalate. We all have so many responsibilities and are so busy, we often do not have the time to truly process our feelings and emotions. Even when we have a chance to talk with loved ones, we may never really get past the basic happenings of the day like the weather and the kids.
What did you want to be when you were little? An astronaut? A doctor? A movie star? While our childhood dreams may not be realists, the idealism and freedom of this time is something that is nearly completely lost in adulthood. We get so bogged down with the mundane realities of real life, we forget what we really want and need in life. When you connect with a Thriveworks Associate Provider in Andover, this person can help you find your passion again. Your coach or counselor is prepared to help you process your feelings and emotions, recognize and utilize your skills and talents, and work towards accomplishing your goals. We have providers standing by, ready to take this journey with you.
Why Consider Coaching or Counseling?
When people think about counseling or therapy, many different images may come to mind. Perhaps you imagine laying down on a couch, crying your eyes out, and discussing your past. While this may be the experience for some individuals, you should understand that you are in charge of your sessions. Many of our clients come to look forward to their coaching or counseling session as the best part of their week. Growth and change is sometimes painful, but is manageable with a Thriveworks Associate Provider by your side.
The many different reasons that individuals choose to seek counseling or coaching could never be fully listed or explained. But rest assured; you do not need to even be able to articulate the reasons why you are interested in coaching or counseling in order to pursue it. Some of these reasons are very serious and traumatic, and some are simply dealing with life transitions and changes. People of all ages can benefit from speaking with a coach, from the very young to the very mature. It may not be an easy decision, but it is a very important and meaningful decision.
Reasons to pursue counseling may include:
- Anxiety issues
- Panic attacks
- Post traumatic stress disorder
- Couples counseling
- Career coaching
- Eating disorders
- Obsessive-compulsive tendencies
- Grief counseling
- Problems with a child
- Stress management
- Divorce recovery
- Anger management
- Addiction issues
- Life coaching
- Life transitions such as divorce or loss of a job
The issues that we deal with on a daily basis may be so complicated, unique, and personal, it is difficult to sum them up into a bullet point or a few words. Every human is unique, as are their problems. Thriveworks Associate Providers in Andover are experienced in many different areas and ready to address whatever problem or goal that you bring to your office.
Making the decision to take time out of your daily schedule and focus solely on yourself or your relationship is never easy. You may be fully aware of the changes that need to take place in your life in order to make it more harmonious, but are unable to make these changes alone. Thriveworks Associate Providers can help you accomplish what you cannot do alone. Are you settling in life because you just have no idea how to make a realistic change? We understand, but we want you to know that you can be more. Life is not a dress rehearsal. If you do not take charge of your life now, when? If you do not give attention to your dreams, who will?
When a Loved One is Struggling
When a loved one if struggling, it affects many different areas of our life and family. Depending on which member of the family unit is experiencing difficulties, it can nearly bring normal family life to a grinding halt. When a mom or dad is having serious emotional or mental health issues, children are affected, the spouse if affected, and the entire family unit is affected. While love covers a multitude of problems, it is often not enough to correct a serious addiction or mental health issue. If you are looking for help for your spouse, your children, your teenager or young adult, or your relationship or family, we can connect you with a Thriveworks Associate Provider in Andover that is skilled in this area.
The rebellious teen phase is almost an expected part of life. If you are dealing with a teenager that is exceedingly troublesome and cut off from the family, it can be difficult to discern their need for guidance from their attitude or disciplinary problems. While some rebellion is normal teenage behavior, it can also indicate a more serious underlying issue. If you, as a parent or caregiver, has a feeling something might be wrong, do not ignore that instinct. Having your child speak with a Thriveworks Associate Provider can prevent problems from getting worse or help correct a dangerous path.
When a small child is in need of mental health care, they are usually unable to articulate their feelings, speak up for themselves, and are unaware that counseling is even an option. If a child has suffered a trauma, it can be very difficult to get him or her to open up and express their feelings. Thriveworks Associate Providers are able to meet a child right where they are at, and gently work through their feelings and emotions. We can partner with the entire family, and help each person feel their worth and identify their areas of need and attention.
When you have a loved one that is struggling with addiction or some other serious issue, you can feel completely helpless and fearful. You have worked together as a couple, giving everything you have to helping your spouse or partner conquer this problem. But at the end of the day, you have run out of resources. When your loved one is ready to have professional help, you want to be able to help them find the best, most reliable and trustworthy help. Thriveworks Associate Providers are the start of the solution.
Why Choose Thriveworks Associate Providers?
We recognize that you have many options for coaching and counseling. You are inundated with choices. We value you, your choices, and your time. For this reason, Thriveworks Associate Providers do not operate with a waiting list. At many counseling offices, you can days for a return phone call, and then weeks for the first available appointment. We are different. We can pair you with a Thriveworks Associate provider within 24 hours. We trust that you know best when you need help. Do not let a long waiting list slow your progress.
When you need help or guidance, you can feel overwhelmed and exhausted. Let Thriveworks Associate Providers partner with you, and help lighten your load. You do not have to walk through life alone. Help is available; merely a phone call away. You exercise, try to eat right, attend annual physicals, take your vitamins. Isn’t it time to give attention to your mental health?
Your Thriveworks Associate Providers will help you discover and understand your needs and goals for coaching or counseling, and will journey with you in creating the life you really want. You are a strong, capable person, able to make the changes needed to make your dreams come true. You may simply need a helping hand along the way. It would be our honor to walk with you on this journey of healing and growth.
Call Thriveworks Associate Providers today. Let’s get to work.