Crystal Counseling and Coaching

Lida

I am a Board Certified Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC), that has been providing individual, couples and family therapy for over fifteen years. Every person deserves to be treated with compassion, dignity, and respect. My door is open to everyone, regardless of race, religion, sexual orientation or identity. I am Bilingual in English/Farsi (Persian) and am familiar with several cultures.

Bittersweet Holidays: 4 Proven ways to cope with intense holiday loneliness

Ahh, the holidays. It’s the most wonderful time of the year. Right? Well… not always. For many people, holidays can be a very lonely and stressful time of year. Despite the emotional buildup of nostalgia the holidays summon, the holidays can cause many complicated feelings, especially for people coping with strained relationships. What is holiday …

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Social media and Relationships: 5 boundaries to promote a healthy love life

Relationships and social media: Is social media a problem in your relationship? While there are certainly ways social media can positively impact relationships, there are some concerns that mindful couples may choose to negate by implementing boundaries. Arguably the number one concern for couples using social media, is that social media can fuel relational dissatisfaction. …

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Trigger Management – How to work through your triggers – avoidance doesn’t always work

Emotions are a form of communication and act as a conduit for relaying critical information – both to yourself and to others. When an emotional reaction to something is particularly distressing, it may be an emotional trigger. What is an emotional trigger? An emotional trigger is anything (a situation, person, word, or even a particular …

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Freshman fear – 9 Coping methods for overcoming college anxiety

Heading off to university is a major milestone full of exciting changes, however the transition from home to university life can cause anxiety for some. A recent American College Health Association assessment found that 63% of students at university in the U.S. claimed to have experienced “overwhelming anxiety” with going off to college. The assessment …

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