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.
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
I earned an M.Ed. in Counseling Psychology at Texas A&M University - Central Texas in 2015 and began working towards licensure as a professional counselor in 2016. I have been an LPC (#76055) since 2018 and am a National Certified Counselor (NCC #1723255) by the National Board of Certified Counselors. Prior to private practice, I spent 14 years working in education as a bilingual teacher and a school counselor and love helping others thrive and gain confidence in life.
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 we might be a good fit for each other.