“I work with adults who experience stress, loss, rejection, abandonment, and painful memories due to current or previous traumas.”
What was your path to becoming a therapist?
Hello! My name is Crystal L. Daniels. I live in the Bronx, New York and I was born and raised in Brooklyn. I am a licensed mental health counselor in New York State and I also have a temporary license to practice therapy in the state of New Jersey. I have been in my private practice (Guided Epiphany, Inc.) full-time since February 2020. Prior to this, I worked in a community mental health clinic in the Bronx for four years. Working in the clinic helped shape my practice because it was where I became interested in working with clients who experienced trauma in their lives. I have completed training in trauma-focused cognitive behavioral therapy (TF-CBT), cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), eye movement desensitization and reprocessing (EMDR), cognitive processing therapy (CPT), motivational interviewing (MI), and sandtray therapy.
What should someone know about working with you?
I work with adults who experience stress, loss, rejection, abandonment, and painful memories due to current or previous traumas. Those who work with me are given a safe space to talk, identify better ways to cope, and change the way they see themselves, others, and the world around them. Before each session ends, I ask clients to reflect on what they would like to remember about the session. I also encourage them to apply what they learned in session to their day-to-day lives. By doing this, clients become better able to live their lives to their fullest potential despite what they have been through.
How do your core values shape your approach to therapy?
The core value I possess that shapes my approach to therapy is my belief that living your life by making positive change is possible! I believe a person can trust and feel secure and safe again if they are given the opportunity to talk about what happened to them without being judged, misunderstood, or blamed. Feelings of sadness, fear, hurt, shame, or guilt do not have to control a person’s life or the decisions they make. I also believe the professional relationship I have with my clients can help them embrace the possibility of having a better relationship with themselves, their family, their friends, and their partner.
“Those who work with me are given a safe space to talk, identify better ways to cope, and change the way they see themselves, others, and the world around them.”