Meet Our Therapists
Crystal Nasser, LCSW, Registered Play Therapist and Infant Mental Health Specialist, has extensive clinical experience with young children, and in developing and conducting training programs for mental health professionals in school and private practice settings. Through play and filial therapies, Crystal provides counseling to parents/caregivers and their children who find themselves amidst varied emotional and behavioral challenges. These early intervention techniques often result in increased pro-social behavior that heightens the child’s self-confidence, self-control and school readiness.
Crystal is a previous President of the Palm Beach-Martin County Chapter of the Florida Association of Play Therapy and has presented at countless seminars and workshops aimed in training other licensed mental health professionals, graduate level interns and child care providers in play therapy methodology throughout Palm Beach, Broward and Miami-Dade counties. In addition, Crystal serves as a board member for the MCL Foundation, which focuses its resources on easing the financial burdens and emotional distress of local children and families in crisis.
2013 Children Count Conference at Palm Beach Atlantic University –
“Infant Mental Health and the Importance of the Infant-Childcare Provider Relationship”
Are you having difficulties connecting with your child, teenager, significant other and/or spouse? Do you feel like you are stuck within the same patterns of unhealthy interactions? Do you desire richer connection? As a Marriage and Family Therapist, I specialize in guiding families in identifying breakdowns in communication, teach effective communication skills, utilize Systems Theory and other psychotherapies to navigate barriers and focus on changing patterns of engagements and reactions.
With families of children and teenagers whose behaviors seem to be “out of control” I utilize systems theory to navigate parenting techniques, attachments, behavioral outburst and emotional expression. These interventions are to aid in gaining insight which hopefully will facilitate alternative patterns of interactions to increase emotional expression in healthy verbalizations. Over time these integrations will assist families to reconnect and overcome many adversities that the effects of the challenges of life can slowly.
I am also trained and competent in working with families who are planning to Adopt a child or have Adopted and how to aid in transitioning the family into welcoming and creating a new family dynamic. My ultimate calling is to assist families grow and transition into healthier interactions with each other so all family members emotional needs are identified and made to feel important which in turn creates healthier family systems.
To schedule an appointment with our therapist, you can contact us via email or call the office