I earned a Bachelor's Degree in Social Work from Alabama State University in 2011 and a Master's Degree from the University of Alabama in 2014. I earned my LMSW in 2015 and my LICSW in 2017. I have been practicing at the clinical level, providing counseling services, since 2017. Before earning my clinical license, I worked with children and families at the Alabama Department of Human Resources for three years. I have also worked as a counselor at a youth detention facility. Since earning my clinical license, I have worked as a Clinical Supervisor at a therapeutic foster care agency for three years providing counseling to children and adults.
In working with children and families, my areas of focus include depression/anxiety, crisis intervention, ADHD, anger management, parenting, boosting self-esteem, communication, grief, behavioral issues, substance abuse, and domestic violence using Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Trauma-Focused Behavior Therapy, Strengths Based Therapy, Play Therapy and Solution Focused Therapy.
I have worked with teens during the three years I spent working for the Alabama Department of Human Resources. I also worked with teens during the three years I worked for a therapeutic foster care agency. Since leaving the foster care agency in 2020, I have continued to counsel teens while doing contract work with the Alabama Department of Human Resources.
- Stress, Anxiety
- Family conflicts
- Trauma and abuse
- Parenting issues
Relationship issues , Grief , Anger management , Self esteem , Coping with life changes , ADHD , Abandonment , Adoption and Foster Care , Blended Family Issues , Caregiver Issues and Stress , Communication Problems , Divorce and Separation , Domestic Violence , Family of Origin Issues , Family Problems , Forgiveness , Guilt and Shame , Hoarding , Impulsivity , Isolation/Loneliness , Military and Veterans Issues , Money and Financial Issues , Mood Disorders , Multicultural Concerns , Panic Disorder and Panic Attacks , Post-traumatic Stress , Pregnancy and Childbirth , Prejudice and Discrimination , Self-Harm , Self-Love , Sexual Assault and Abuse , Women's Issues , Young Adult Issues Read more...
Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Mindfulness Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Narrative Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy
AL LICSW 4083C
CT LCSW 12471
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She is thoughtful, kind, intelligent, and a good listener.
Crystal Norris is so sweet and funny. She really knows how to talk to me one on one and help me bring my walls down
Crystal is super patient & understanding & non-judgemental! I appreciate her kindness and the effort she puts into our situation so so much!! She definitely challenges both sides and acknowledges the work to be done with both parties - not just one over the other. I appreciate her work and the effort she puts in!
Crystal is very helpful with great tools and advice in helping through several tough issues.
Thank you Crystal
Crystal is perfect for me.
For a first-time therapy seeker, Crystal was exactly the person I needed to talk to. I was wary of finding the right fit for my personality and needs. Crystal really supported and helped me to disentangle the anger and anxiety-inducing strands in my life as I balance a toxic work environment, caregiving, and marriage stresses. Mostly importantly, she guided me in strategizing healthier and practical ways to address these issues.
She's like my best friend. I don't know how I could handle life without her help.
Crystal is great.
Thank you Crystal.
She is amazing .
Crystal is very focused on understanding and meeting my needs, and making the best use of our time. She is very professional, friendly and easy to talk to. I really appreciate that she doesn't try to force unhelpful advice on me, which is a problem I had with a former therapist. She is always on time for our sessions, and replies promptly to my messages. I really appreciate her sense of humor and how down to earth she is!
A wonderful person and always responsive.
I have enjoyed my time speaking with Crystal and feel some good things will come from it I look forward to working with her more and growing
She is absolutely amazing. My partner and I have made tremendous progress in therapy journey thus far.
She was good at listening but I never felt truly challenged or engaged. She missed multiple sessions and just straight up ignored me after the last one. I wish I had switched therapists sooner.
Thank you for your patience. Keep on helping people get better
she’s the best to exist !
She’s very nice
Crystal has been very helpful to me, I’m beyond grateful for her! I highly recommend her! She is so sweet and listens to you and genuinely cares.
Crystal is an amazing therapist!
Crystal is awesome she has definitely helped me through my trauma
Crystal is amazing. I work as a Licensed Professional Counselor and it is so important for me to be in therapy for my own mental health and well-being. Crystal has been the perfect match for me. She is authentic, transparent, and remains present with me during each session. Crystal is relatable and I would highly recommend her services.
Crystal is amazing. She is patient, kind, knowledgeable, and always offers me great suggestions on how to overcome my issues. I’ve grown a lot and become stronger since I’ve been working with her over the last year. I highly recommend her expertise!
Crystal has been absolutely wonderful to have as a therapist! She's attentive, really listens to what I'm saying, and knows just what to do. Thanks Crystal!!
After only one session with Crystal I can tell she has a lot of experience while also seeing her very respectful and personal approach.
Crystal is an excellent therapist who truly listens. You feel like you have someone who is going to provide you with unbiased and beneficial information.
I love talking to Crystal.. it truly is like talking to a good friend that understands me. She says things to where I get the point without getting offended.
Crystal is down to earth, yet gives reasonable challenges to better oneself.
I am very thankful for her help with my life's roller-coaster.
Crystal is actually incredible, It feels like I’m talking to a friend who truly listens.
I love crystal!!!
Very easy to talk to and extremely kind! She’s very friendly and great at listening to what you have to say.
Crystal is so kind and helpful! I felt happy and inspired after the session with her. I have a lot of confusing things to divulge about myself, and she is very patient with me.
Crystal is extremely empathetic and kind. She knows the perfect amount of personal sharing to engage in with her clients so I feel she knows what I'm feeling and understands me but is always professional. She has always provided a lot of various coping mechanisms and encourages flexibility in how I could tackle issues. She lets me talk around subjects and come to her in my own time without pressure. She is the perfect balance of light hearted and serious that lets me know my issues are being taken seriously but also that what I'm experiencing is part of the human experience. She responds quickly and appropriately depsite our time difference, and always finds something positive to say even when I'm at my lowest.
It's thanks to my therapy with Crystal that I've been able to set healthy bounderies with my family, advocate Mt needs and make better decisions for my mental health.
A great listener
I really appraiser Crystal and her insights. She has helped me tremendously, and I would recommend her to anyone seeking to learn better coping skills!
Crystal Norris has been an excellent therapist and coach. I truly appreciate her helpful suggestions and practical advice to manage my own stress, and for dealing with the added stress of my young adult children (each with their own challenges). I find our sessions calming and walk-away with a positive energy and strength each time to deal with certain issues in my life.
We are only a few sessions in and I can already tell she is the kind of person meant to help people in aspect of dealing with life challenges and the experience she has shows. She has offered kind and understanding support while delivering honest thoughts and advice. The last session lifted so much weight off my wife's shoulders I could see a sparkle in her eye towards me she hasn't showed in a long time. I feel as long as me and my wife continue to listen to her advice, be open, honest, let it out so she can evaluate things thoroughly, and put into place practices that help our marriage heal the best it can we have a real shot at being successful in finding our love for each other that was always there but ignored on many levels for many reasons. I needed help coping and knew I'd resent my wife for her mistake and my wife has always had trouble in many aspects of life with emotions brought on by events that are out of our control holding her back and Crystal is showing her it doesn't have to be that way that she deserves happiness too, even when she made a mistake most people don't get a second chance at fixing. I have struggled deeply with the reasons we are seeking her help and seeing positive changes have helped tremendously. I never thought I'd be going through what I am now and she has been very considerate of that, but is also showing me mistakes I have made that didn't help whether I had good intentions or not. Sorting through over a decade of bad relationship practices isn't easy but I feel very comfortable with her leading the way to show us a better way of life that helps me and my wife love each other at our lowest to get to the level of happiness life and love can offer if we stay true to ourselves on repairing this properly. I can't speak highly enough of Crystal. I hope she reads all of this. The happiness I saw in my wife after our last session picked me up more than she will ever know. I don't want to resent my wife or hate her and helping her love herself and know she's a wonderful person that made a mistake she's very regretful for, doesn't mean she is a horrible person. I can't thank her enough. I'm confident she will give my wife the skills needed to always know she's worth the happiness she deserves and see my love for her she thought wasn't there. Thanks Crystal and I look forward to our future sessions!!
Crystal has been exceptional! I love her style of counseling. She is very easy to talk to and very warm/welcoming.
Crystal is great. She asks a lot of questions, listens well, and provides helpful suggestions and advice. I highly recommend her!
Crystal Norris helped my husband and I resolve an issue we had been dealing with for several years. After talking with her for just a couple of weeks we were able to come together on a decision that we are both happy with. Thank you!
Mrs. Norris is absolutely wonderful! I really enjoy my time with her. She's so down to earth and understanding. She makes me feel comfortable and welcome and I trust what she has to say wholeheartedly. She's incredibly kind and caring and the best therapist I've had so far. Absolutely amazing!
Beyond amazing. I highly recommend Crystal. She has been a tremendous help with finding various avenues to help us better understand and communicate with one another.
Crystal is an outstanding therapist! I have been in individual and couple's therapy previously so I have a solid understanding of what works and what doesn't work for me. I was hoping for a relationship with a therapist that was more practical in nature (CBT) and I found exactly what I was looking for. In our sessions Crystal was insightful, kind, and funny. I came in with some relationship issues (personal and romantic) and was able to improve those relationships pretty quickly using tips suggested by Crystal. I looked forward to sessions--even texting--with her and hope to work with her again when finances allow.
Crystal is a great counselor! She is uplifting and is always positive. She has given me great tips to help control my anxiety and panic attacks!!
Crystal is a thoughtful and considerate listener, and offers wonderful, practical advice when analyzing a situation. She's helped me and my partner form a stronger relationship and be better in touch with what the other person is seeking. I can't recommend her highly enough.
I have been speaking to Crystal for a few months now, and she has been helping me immensely to work on my anxiety and low self esteem. She is very dedicated to helping, and is calming and understanding to talk to. I once had apprehension about seeking help, but Crystal proved those fears to be wrong.
Great to work with. Very warm and easy to talk to.
Working with Crystal so far has been really great and enjoyable. She really listens and finds practical ways to work around issues. She is also really fun to talk to. I recommend having Crystal as your counselor!
She has been great so far, but I think I put in answers to questions that were wrong. Where I put in “completely disagree” it should be absolutely the opposite. My experience has been great so far!
Love love love crystal. She gets us and understands how we each think and does a great job getting through that others side. Can’t recommend her enough
I really liked Crystal, she was understanding and patient. I'm going to miss her!
This is our 3rd session. She has been amazing so far.
Crystal is very pleasant and very easy to talk to. She makes it easy to be open and honest with discussing my issues. I enjoy our sessions.
Crystal is a good listener and she is very solution oriented. She is good at making practical suggestions to help me move forward and make progress. She is kind and knowledgeable.
I have enjoyed working with Crystal and believe her advise has helped, we are still early on in counseling but I’m hopeful for positive change.
Crystal is an amazing counselor. She has a loving presence and is a great listener. She has helped me uncover the deeper reason behind my issues, and has provided me with tools to work through them. I highly recommend her!