Reasons to seek therapy

Are you feeling disconnected from your partner? Has some one looked outside of your relationship for comfort? Are your grieving a miscarriage? Are you wondering how you ever thought it could work between the two of you?

 

Relationship Counseling could be your way to get back on track.

Are you having difficulty concentrating or sleeping? Do things or people who used to bring you joy not interest you? Are you angry and agitated, even when you don't know why? Do you feel wound so tight that you may break? Are you overwhelmed?

 

Positive answers could indicate its time to make a change.

Are you avoiding the house because its too chaotic? Are family secrets dominating the conversation? Are you a stepfamily who needs help navigating the new roles? Is your college graduate having challenges launching at the same time your parents need your help?

 

Sorting out family roles while maintaining a tender understanding of emotional and financial obligations can be stressful. It could be time to get some help.

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Individual therapy can make you feel better.

I've learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what youdid, but people will never forget how you made them feel.” ...

Maya Angelou

 
A Bit About Therapy

Together let's explore what's missing

I will provide a supportive, safe and comforting environment that allows you to look at what hurts, what needs changing, what feels good and what needs to stay the same. You will achieve your goals, enhance your happiness and strive to be your best you. We will work together.

 
How Can I Help?
 
Couples Therapy in Atlanta

Relationship Therapy

My life is so stressful, I need help.

Individual Therapy

Family Therapy

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Crystal Gillery, LAMFT
My Qualifications
Marriage and Family Therapist
Marriage and Family Therapist

April, 2017 - present

Cura Couples & Family Therapy Center of Atlanta

Marriage and Family Therapist

October, 2014 - March, 2017

Heart to Heart Counseling

Oncology Counseling Intern

August 2013 - July 2014

Piedmont Hospital - Radiation Oncology

Intern Family Support Bereavement team

April 2014 - July 2014

Harbor Grace Hospice

Therapist Intern

February 2014 - July 2014

Tapestry Associates

Memberships and Certifications

Current Involvement

American Association of Marriage and Family Therapists - Clinical Fellow
Georgia Association of Marriage and Family Therapists - Clinical Fellow
International Centre for Excellence in Emotionally Focused Therapy - Member
Emotionally Focused Couple Therapy - Externship training (2014) and Core Skills (2016)
Gottman Couple's Therapy - Level One Training, 2014
Kate's Club Board Member since 2015
Georgia Association of MFTs - North Metro Metro Chapter - Secretary
Mocha Moms, Incorporated - Co - Chair Membership, 2015
Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Incorporated - Member since 1991

Psychology Today and Thumbtack verified

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FAQs
 
How long will therapy take?

No one knows exactly how long the therapy process will take. There are many factors that play a role like how distressed you or the relationship is; the length of time you have felt this way; how ready you are to make changes and other considerations.

Do you offer sliding scale rates?

There is a sliding scale for those who need it. Cost should not be a reason to avoid getting the help you seek. I will also offer other resources, if I am not the best fit.

How long does each therapy session take?

Typically, a session lasts about one hour. For new clients, I reserve one and a half hours due to time needed to review paperwork.

What should I expect when I get there?

I will listen to you; try to make you feel comfortable and safe and work alongside you as you work towards your goals.  Making change can be both challenging and rewarding, and some times the road turns in unexpected directions. As you navigate, I will offer a different perspective, tools like GPS, as well as support if the road becomes turbulent. 

What is EFT?

Emotionally Focused Couples Therapy (EFT) is a structured approach to couple's therapy that is grounded in adult attachment research and the bonding that takes place in relationships. Its the guide book for me to help couples who are in distress due to lack of connection, poor communication, infidelity, previous trauma, etc.

What makes me qualified to do this work?

While earning a Master of Marriage and Family Therapy from Mercer University School of Medicine I worked in the Mercer Family Therapy Center with couples, families and individuals. My personal experience with loss led me to work with cancer patients and their families at Piedmont Hospital in Radiation Oncology and at Harbor Grace Hospice on the Family Support Bereavement Team to help them with loss and grief concerns. In private practice, the bulk of my work has been with couples in distress to help them regain a sense of connection and intimacy which led me to do the additional training in Emotionally Focused Couples Therapy.

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