Qualifications: Bachelor of Science/Psychology
Master of Social Work (completing this semester)
Name: Crystal Black
Profession: Counsellor & DBT Skills Coach; Coordinator, Essentia Health’s NDIS Capacity Building Clinic
New Referrals: 07 5646 3848
Service Location: Gold Coast & Telehealth
Specialties: DBT, stabilisation, anxiety, depression, borderline personality disorder, PTSD, autism, grief and loss, and drugs and alcohol.
Approaches: Acceptance & Commitment Therapy (ACT),
Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT), EMDR, Narrative Therapy, Psycho-education and Schema Therapy.
Crystal is a counsellor and DBT practitioner who facilitates DBT programs and provides individual therapy. Crystal has completed a Bachelor of Psychology and is currently completing a Master of social work degree. Crystal is a member of the Australian Association of social workers. Crystal has gained a range of practical experience in a variety of settings including sexual assault and domestic violence services, schools and child safety, this has provided her with the knowledge and skills to work with individuals of all ages and cultural backgrounds.
Crystals professional interests include providing effective therapeutic interventions to individuals and families of all age groups including children, adolescents and adults presenting with a range of mental health issues including anxiety disorders, depression, Borderline personality disorder, PTSD, autism, grief and loss, and drugs and alcohol.
Crystal is trained in a variety of therapeutic approaches including Dialectical Behaviour Therapy, Cognitive behaviour therapy, Schema therapy, EMDR, and Acceptance and Commitment therapy.
Crystal takes a warm and compassionate approach to ensure her clients feel comfortable and welcome. She provides a caring, non-judgmental therapeutic environment where her clients can feel safe and supported. Crystal provides psychotherapy from an evidence-based framework and continues to engage in professional development to support her clinical practice.