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Crystal Gerlach Psychotherapy & Clinical Social Work

Crystal Gerlach RSW, RP (She/Her)
Individual, Couples & Family TherapisT

My journey to becoming a therapist started over 20 years ago when I was working in community mental health while also on my own journey, trying to make sense of difficult life experiences. I experienced the deep healing work I hope my clients will trust me to do with them. I know how scary taking the first step to open up is, so my aim is to be supportive, collaborative, and down to earth, bringing a calming presence to the work we do together.


Your life has already been stressful enough, I want therapy to be a place of connection, support, and safety for you. My approach is to create an alternative experience for clients that have had challenging health conditions or painful life experiences. I’ve rewritten my story, and now I want to help you.

* Social Work and Psychotherapy are covered under most employee benefits plans.

Helping you find the clarity, connection, and meaning you deserve.

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Credentials & Expertise

Crystal has provided counselling in community organizations, mental health services, family health teams, pediatric clinics, hospitals, and private counselling agencies before opening her practice. Her extensive experience providing individual therapy, healthcare social work and couple and family therapy have helped her narrow her focus with clients.

Her education includes a Master of Arts in Counselling Psychology from Yorkville University, a Bachelor of Social Work Honours from Ryerson University, and a Bachelor of Arts from the University of Guelph. She has clinical training in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavioural Therapy (DBT),  Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), and Solution Focused Therapy. 


Her work in Couple and Family Therapy has been informed by completing a Post-Graduate, Advanced Certificate in Couple and Family Therapy at the University of Guelph. Crystal is also trained in couple and family techniques including, Emotionally Focused Therapy, Family Systems Therapy, and the Gottman Method.

Crystal has completed a specialized externship training in Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT) an attachment based therapy to assist with deepening relationships in couples, families, and individuals. Crystal has completed all graduate level courses to be an approved member of the Canadian Association for Marriage & Family Therapy. 

Crystal is a Registered Psychotherapist & Registered Social Worker.  As a Registered Psychotherapist (RP), her services are regulated under the Psychotherapy Act and by the College of Registered Psychotherapists of Ontario (CRPO) and as a Registered Social Worker services are regulated under the Ontario College of Social Workers and Social Service Workers (OCSWSSW). 

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