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Dr. Crystal Shelton

Dr. Crystal Shelton


Founder / Therapist

I approach care with humor, compassion, and an open-mind. I also know that change is hard, developing insight can be painful, and avoidance seems like a better idea on paper than it typically is. As a therapist I value your needs, your pace, and your goals. We can get there.
I have extensive experience treating depression, anxiety, and PTSD and I believe therapy should have a lasting impact and help you to create meaningful change in your life, for the long-term.

I have trained extensively in psychodynamic and cognitive therapies. I offer formal, structured CBT for individuals looking to address specific issues or problems in a time-limited, brief period. For individuals looking for a longer-term focus on growth, insight, and relationships I offer dynamic psychotherapy informed by CBT.

Prior to founding Lucid, I was a military mental health officer, an executive leader, and a clinical supervisor. I earned my doctorate in clinical social work from University of Pennsylvania, where I continue to teach as adjunct faculty.

MD 15384
VA 0904009054
DC LC20001368

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