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HI THERE!

My name is Acelli Crippen-Kok. I’m a Licensed Professional Counselor who works with teens and young adults that have experienced tough stuff in their lives. My goal is to help you stop living life at a frenzied pace and start encouraging you to see healing and transformation.

 

MY JOURNEY TO BECOMING A COUNSELOR

Like everyone else, I’m human and no different from the clients I see. I’ve been been through both wonderful and difficult experiences that have shaped who I am and how I help.

I help teens and adults navigate unhealthy relationships because I understand how our interactions with those around us impact our lives. Relationships, healthy or not, affect our lives in more ways than we often realize. 


This is something that resonates with me personally and I look forward to helping you embark on a new journey toward healing, self empowerment, and self love.  A journey that starts with the relationship you have with yourself.


When you are safe and supported, your possibilities are endless. My life experiences are what lead me to become who I am today and I'm here to help you along your own journey.

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I HAVE COMPASSION FOR PEOPLE AND BRING AN OPEN, NON-JUDGMENTAL PRESENCE TO SESSIONS THAT HELPS TO

  • Understand people’s experiences

  • Sense what other people may be thinking and feeling

  • Accept people for who they are and in their current life circumstances

  • Help clients heal their past and manage the present


People who know me often say that I am a good listener who can be fully present for people’s stories, even if they are difficult stories.

OUR SESSIONS ARE FOCUSED ON YOU

Sessions will provide you with the space to express your thoughts and feelings. In feeling safe and comfortable, you’ll be able to be yourself and express your thoughts and feelings.


It’s important to me to provide a non-judgmental space where you can be yourself and ensure that the process is collaborative. There isn’t a “one size fits all” approach to therapy. Our sessions will fit your specific needs and concerns.

AS A COUNSELOR, I EMBRACE THE FOLLOWING PHILOSOPHIES

  • Change is possible when you allow yourself the space to do the work

  • You are strong enough to be present with what you may be going through

  • Therapy should address the person as a whole – mind, body, and spirit

  • Loving and accepting ourselves for who we are, scars and all, is one of the most courageous things we can do

  • Even if we feel like we’ve lost hope, it’s possible to show up, commit to ourselves, and do what it takes to start feeling better

PROFESSIONAL BACKGROUND

I have been a licensed counselor in the Cedar Park area since 2018.  I earned an M.Ed. in Counseling Psychology at Texas A&M University - Central Texas in 2015 and began working towards my LPC in 2016.  I have almost 15 years working in education as a bilingual teacher and a school counselor and love helping others thrive and gain confidence in life.  My connection to helping others is rooted in relationships and I am an advocate to the core.  I strive to help others find inner strength and learn how to use their voice for good.  I am biracial, bilingual, and appreciate diversity of all kinds because...well, I just like people.

LET’S DISCOVER HOW I CAN HELP

Are you ready to start rising above what you are going through? Get your free phone consultation where you can share what’s going on for you and we can explore how I can help.


Reach out today if you feel like I might be a good fit.