Crystal was born in northern California and grew up in Colorado on the western slope of the Rocky Mountains. She earned her Bachelor of Arts Degree in Psychology at the University of Nevada, Reno (UNR), with a minor emphasis in Substance Abuse and Addiction Treatment. Her graduate training led her to Keene, New Hampshire where she earned her Master of Arts degree in Marriage and Family therapy from Antioch University New England. Crystal’s experience prior to joining the Embark Behavioral Health team included executive management in operations in the financial services industry, as well as myriad clinical experiences with children, young adults and families in outpatient clinics, residential settings and private practice. Additionally, she was credentialed at two hospitals in the New Hampshire to provide emergency evaluations and facilitate hospitalizations for individuals in crisis. After nearly four years at Calo Lake Ozark as the Clinical Director for the girls’ teen program, two years ago she brought her executive and clinical expertise to Fulshear Treatment to Transition East in Winchester, Virginia. She loves working with young people and families. She is trained in the Fulshear Adult Attachment Model, Trauma Center Trauma Sensitive Yoga, Brainspotting, Dyadic Developmental Psychotherapy, Trauma-Focused CBT, Dialectical Behavior Therapy and Heart Math. Leading a team of professionals who provide excellence in care and healing for our young adults is Crystal’s passion. She has been licensed as a marriage and family therapist in the states of NH, NV, MO and now VA. Crystal has also developed and presents training on the subject of diversity and enjoys providing opportunities for people to reflect and expand their worldview. Crystal, her wife, dogs Gracie and Abby, and cats Chloe and Logan, live in Winchester, Virginia.