Crystal Wade, MSW, LSW
Being a provider of therapeutic services allows Crystal to fulfill a lifelong dream of being a direct helper supporting those in need. A graduate of Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis, Crystal obtained her Masters of Social Work (MSW) after an extensive career in corporate healthcare leadership. She felt obtaining an MSW was important because therapy is most successful when the therapist has the training to understand the social and environmental issues which can contribute to mental health and mental illness. Crystal received her Bachelors of Arts from Ball State University in Spanish.
Therapy can seek to normalize individuals based on societal standards. This is the opposite of the practice approach Crystal uses. She seeks to understand each client as an individual and set goals based on what the client would like to achieve. Instead of avoidance of uncomfortable feelings or thoughts which accompany the struggles of everyday life, Crystal focuses empowering her clients with strategies and approaches that aim to strengthen the mind, and change the relationship the individual has with the challenge. This will better equip clients to bring different meaning to current and future stresses.
Crystal enjoys working with a wide range of clients and a variety of issues. Families and intimate partners, teens and adolescents, LGBTQ+ individuals, and individuals experiencing mental illness or addictions, are some of the groups with which Crystal has proven results. Anxiety, depression, corporate exhaustion and work/life balance issues, addictions (specifically sexual addiction), childhood trauma, relationships in conflict, young adult transitional challenges, and grief and loss, are some of the issues Crystal has assisted individuals with in practice.
In her free time, Crystal loves to travel, spend time with her son, read, and volunteer with various community organizations.