Crystal (Crysti) Laney

Crysti Laney, MA

Registered Mental Health Counselor Intern

I am deeply passionate about supporting individuals who are grappling with challenges related to relationships, anxiety, depression, doubt, and self-esteem. Drawing from evidence and research based theories in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Mindfulness-based Therapy, Narrative Therapy, Emotionally Focused Therapy, and Motivational Interviewing, I integrate these approaches within a Christian worldview to provide personalized treatment aimed at alleviating suffering and distress for my clients.

My unique journey, marked by living in various locations across the United States while my husband served as a naval fighter pilot, has endowed me with a profound understanding of transitions, job changes, and the nuances of raising children in diverse environments. This experience has cultivated within me a compassionate heart for strangers and a commitment to facilitating healing and growth.

Throughout my career, I have been actively involved in teaching English as a Second Language (ESL) and have dedicated considerable time to international outreach initiatives through my church. My background in Nursing and Communications has equipped me with a holistic approach to counseling, allowing me to address the complex interplay between physical, emotional, and interpersonal well-being.

In Psalm One, the image of a wise person likened to a tree planted by streams of living water resonates deeply with my philosophy of counseling. Just as a tree requires nourishment and stability to flourish, I believe individuals thrive when rooted in Christ and supported by wise counsel that offers both truth and grace.

Education

MA in Clinical Mental Health Counseling, Liberty University (2023)

BS Nursing, University of Alabama in Huntsville (2012)

BS Mass Communications, Boston University (1992)

Certifications

SYMBIS Assessment Facilitator (Christian premarital assessment and counseling)

Experience

Lifeskills South Florida Outpatient, Internship Delray, FL

DaTerra Psychotherapy & Wellness, Inc., Internship Boca Raton, FL