Crystal graduated from the University of British Columbia with a master’s degree in social work and is a registered social worker and registered clinical counsellor. She has over twenty years of experience working with youth, families, and adults within the private and the mental health continuum for public health care, working as a clinician, team leader, and educator.
With a background in treating complex trauma and PTSD, Crystal is a certified EMDR therapist and an approved EMDR consultant. She has a strong background in treating post-trauma stress injuries with adult survivors of childhood trauma as well as working with public safety personnel treating post-traumatic injuries.
Crystal worked as an EMDR therapist at the BCOSI clinic treating PTSI for military and Emergency Responders, as well as working with families and couples within the Veteran and police population. She created an intensive EMDR template (four days of three-hour sessions) for successfully treating post-traumatic injuries with public safety personnel (dispatch, firefighters, and military populations).
A leader in the field of EMDR she currently provides consulting for EMDR therapists as well as facilitating EMDR practicum for students through the BC school of psychology.