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"It is truly an honor to be a part of someone’s journey as they harness new strength to accomplish their goals."

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Meet the Founder
Crystal R. Currie  LCMHC, NCC, BC-TMH

I am a born and bred North Carolinian, born in Charlotte, NC & raised in Raleigh, NC. I attended the University of North Carolina at Greensboro where I received my Bachelor's in Psychology in 2007. Shortly thereafter I received my Master’s in Mental Health Counseling from Walden University in 2012. 

Over the past decade, I have worked in a myriad of therapeutic settings, including a Juvenile Detention Center, Substance Abuse Treatment residential programs, Juvenile Sex Offender residential programs, Juvenile Psychiatric Treatment facilities, as well as In-home therapeutic services.

My experience has allotted me the opportunity to work with children, adolescents and adults with varying mental health & behavioral needs. I believe that each client is an expert in his or her life with my role being to support and guide each person to a healthier version of themselves. 

 

I find myself continually in awe of the natural human capacity for resilience, and continue to be inspired by my clients’ abilities to uncover strengths they did not know they had. It is truly an honor to be a part of someone’s journey as they harness that strength to accomplish their goals; whether it be to heal, let go, or grow and ultimately thrive. 

 

When I am not assisting my clients, I enjoy spending time with my husband and two children, great conversation with friends, exploring new restaurants and serving at my local church.  

Accreditations

- Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor (LCMHC)

- National Certified Counselor (NCC)

- Nationally Certified Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapist

- Board Certified-TeleMental Health Provider (BC-TMH)

Education

- Master's of Science in Mental Health Counseling (M.S)

- Bachelor's of Science in Psychology (B.S.)

Contact

info@compasslifeskills.com

Get your copy of Crystal's latest publication, 'Intentional Forgiveness', and learn step-by-step how to find true forgiveness; not for them, but for you.

Get to know more about Crystal
at www.crystalcurrrie.com

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"As your therapist, my goal is to collaborate with you to achieve your goals and be your best, authentic self."

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Talisha Kelly  LMFT, BC-TMH

Hello! My name is Talisha. I was born and raised in Raleigh, NC. I received my Master’s Degree in Marriage and Family Therapy and my Bachelor’s Degree in Public Health. 

 

I am a true believer that you are doing the best you can with the support and resources you have at your disposal. Additionally, I believe all clients I work with are resilient, know what is truly best for them, and are much stronger than they give themselves credit for. 

 

Life can be incredibly stressful! Sometimes it may feel like you’re not doing enough. And, we can all be our biggest critic at times. I look forward to serving as your ally to decrease stress, anxiety, and inner conflict by identifying strategies to discover your authentic self, set realistic expectations, and identify unhelpful thinking that can keep you in a loop of stress and worry. 

 

Because you know more about you than anyone else, I do not see myself as the expert of your life but someone who can serve a guide to help identify strategies to decrease stress, anxiety, inner conflict, and implement techniques to effectively communicate needs.

 

To serve my clients, I tend to use a variety of therapy models, depending on which ones work best for each client. Some of the therapy models I pull from include Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Humanistic Therapy, Solution Focused Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, and Dialectical Behavioral Therapy. I also incorporate mindfulness practices with clients. I enjoy working with adults dealing with symptoms of anxiety, depression, trauma, family conflict and life transitions.  

 

Outside of therapy, I enjoy spending time with loved ones, reading, puzzling, listening to music, tending to my growing number of plant babies, and heading to the beach when I can.

Accreditations

- Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor (LCMHC)

- Marriage and Family Therapist (MFT)

Education

- Master's of Marriage and Family Therapy (M.S)

- Bachelor's of Science in Public Health (B.S.)

 Contact

 t.kelly@compasslifeskills.com

**Now accepting South Carolina resident clients: https://llr.sc.gov/cou/

**Current not accepting couples at this time.

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Elizabeth Sweat  LPC, LAC

Licensed Professional Counselor (#4607 in South Carolina) and Licensed Addictions Counselor (#138 in South Carolina) with eighteen (18) years of experience providing counseling services primarily to adults, military personnel, professional personnel, couples, and teens in the mental health and substance abuse field in diverse capacities, to include clinical experience at Lexington/Richland Alcohol and Drug Abuse Council, inpatient experience at Morris Village Alcohol and Drug Treatment Facility, and advising and teaching Masters-level Counseling students at Webster University in Columbia, SC.

 

Work experience includes case conceptualization, biopsychosocial assessment, mental status evaluation, treatment planning, referral, individual counseling, as well as couples, family, and group counseling. Also, of note, work experience includes case management and case consultation, crisis intervention, client education, termination and aftercare planning. Group psychoeducation experience includes Group Therapy, Continuing Care, Intensive Outpatient, and Family groups.

 

Further, treatment modality experience includes Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy, Person-Centered Therapy, Motivational Enhancement Therapy, and Brief Solution-Focused Therapy. As a Licensed Professional Counselor, and a Licensed Addictions Counselor, I adhere to, and am thoroughly familiar with, the Code of Ethics of the American Counseling Association (ACA), the South Carolina Association of Alcoholism and Drug Abuse Counselors (SCAADAC), as well as the National Association of Alcohol and Drug Abuse Counselors (NAADAC), respectively.

Accreditations

- Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC)

- Licensed Addictions Counselor (LCMHC)

Education

Masters of Rehabilitation Counseling, University of South Carolina, Columbia, SC. 

Associate of Public Service, Midlands Technical College, Columbia, SC. 

Bachelor of Arts (English), University of South Carolina, Columbia, SC.

Contact

e.sweat@compasslifeskills.com

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