PsycYourMind! seeks to provide you with an out-of-the-box approach to mental health counseling services. Adopting a holistic perspective, we operate in a strengths-based capacity to ensure optimum skill acquisition needed to thrive in the world. Viewing the mind as the control unit for your body, all behaviors, environmental factors, and emotions will be evaluated to produce realistic outcomes.
Crystal Morrison-Joseph, LCPC-S, LPC, ACS
Clinical Executive Officer
Welcome to the INTAKE™, a video series which places you in the chair, and me on the couch. Be sure to subscribe to the PsycYourMind YouTube channel.
In these videos, I answer submitted questions regarding my position as a licensed psychotherapist—and, personally as a Black, female entrepreneur. By providing this feedback, I hope to demystify the field of counseling to promote mental health in our community and collaboration amongst my colleagues.
View the teaser below. First video drops January 3, 2019!
Crystal is a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor in the State of Maryland, Licensed Professional Counselor in the Commonwealth of Virginia, and an Approved Clinical Supervisor in Maryland and Virginia. Holding a Master of Arts in Counseling Psychology from The Chicago School of Professional Psychology, Crystal’s clinical training includes: Cognitive Behavior Therapy within individual, family, and group therapy settings. Crystal specializes in Anxiety, Depression, Racial Identity formation, and Cultural Trauma in African-Americans. Her love for psychology began in high school after completing college-level psychology classes. She obtained a Bachelor of Arts in Developmental Psychology from the College of William and Mary with a secondary major of Black Studies. As the author of Conversation with A Clinician of Color: Likeness, Lucy & Lemonade, Crystal hopes to break down the stigma of seeking mental health treatment in the Black community with first-person commentary. A new book project, PoundCake & Private Practice: 5 Things I Learned During My First Year launched June 2018. Crystal shares five components: Flour, Eggs, Butter, Sugar, and Vanilla . . . the chief ingredients used to make PsycYourMind what it is today. Listen here for why Crystal wrote this book.
Crystal touts herself as a “people’s champion” providing authentic reflection to those who require assistance to achieve their life goals via therapeutic intervention. Crystal gained care coordination experience in a private DC-Metropolitan firm. Crystal has experience serving aristocracy as well as those without homes. She simultaneously served as a Qualified Intellectual Disability Professional while pursuing her graduate degree. Crystal acquired collaborative skills and combined leadership training while managing a Department of Health licensed intermediate care facility. Her love for research afforded her the ability to work with Georgetown University’s Department of Psychiatry to develop a white paper on the subject of case management.
Not only does she practice in an office setting, she is an active citizen in her community. Returning to the College of William and Mary, Crystal was featured on the “Onward and Upward: Alumni of Color Career Conversation” panel sharing her unique trajectory as a Black, female business owner hosted in the Cohen Career Center; sponsored by the Hulon Willis Alumni Association, LatinX, and the office of University Advancement. This event served as impetus for her mentor and internship programs. During Minority Mental Health month, which is observed during July, Crystal fielded questions for the Human Rights Campaign (national office) Facebook live stream, “Nothing to Hide,” a series of panels held to promote mental health and wellness in the LGBTQIA+ community. As a sponsor for Black and Missing Foundation, Inc., she created a team to participate in the annual Hope Without Boundaries 5K Run/Walk. Crystal presented on mental health hot topics such as community resources (2017) and sexual abuse (2019) for Mennonite Church USA national convention. She served as an expert panelist during a community forum hosted by C3 Church in Hampton, Virginia and moderated by actor Lamman Rucker, based on Greenleaf, a drama series broadcasted on the Oprah Winfrey Network. Crystal is a volunteer of the Disaster Mental Health function of the American Red Cross, National Capitol region.