Lifted Up Counseling and Wellness, PLLC offers faith-based, whole-person counseling that empowers women to walk through every season of life with strength, purpose, hope, and confidence
Lifted Up provides licensed, professional counseling rooted in God’s truth. One-on-one sessions are designed to meet women just as they are and help them find freedom and healing.
About Lifted Up
Combining the benefits of talk therapy with personalized nutrition and exercise, Lifted Up Counseling and Wellness, PLLC promotes whole-body health. Based in beautiful Asheville, NC and online, Lifted Up equips women to overcome the lies and struggles that keep them from experiencing hope and freedom in God.
“For you created my inmost being; you knit me together in my mother’s womb.
I praise you because I am fearfully and wonderfully made; your works are wonderful, I know that full well.”
PSALM 139:13-14 | NIV
“Growing up, my parents worked in children’s homes across South Carolina, Oklahoma, and North Carolina. I have had the privilege of doing life alongside those who have experienced trauma, hurt, and pain since I was just four years old. These interactions have enabled me to see God’s goodness amidst hardship and developed in me a passion for helping others grow.
For more than twelve years now, I have worked at Black Mountain Home for Children as a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) helping kids and teens discover their potential and find healing. While my clinical background has equipped me with a strong understanding of mental health, it wasn’t until I began experiencing health issues that I became more aware of how our minds, bodies and spirits are connected.
As I have made strides in my own health journey, I have felt led to share what I’m learning with other women. God designed us in such a beautiful way. When we’re able to work through the root of our behaviors and hurts, we have a greater chance of truly thriving. My heart for Lifted Up is that it may be a space to encourage, motivate, and walk with women to find freedom in every area of their lives.” – Crystal
Fun Facts About Me
I am always up for a challenge. I love to conquer new things and go where I feel led.
I was on TLC’s A Makeover Story in 2003 with my BFF, Rachel.
All About Mindset
When I set my mind to something I am determined to do it—just ask my husband. I’ll wake up and say, “Let’s paint the house.” He knows I’ll do it!
My struggle with health and self-worth has been a huge part of my personal journey. It’s one reason why I am so passionate about helping others.
A Brush with Fame
I was in a talent show against Carrie Underwood in college. (Let’s just say she beat me…)
I can’t go to Zumba or dance workout classes because I will laugh at myself the whole time. This girl has no rhythm!
My love for God has been my steady hope and what has driven me to never give up!
My favorite foods are pizza and chocolate. (PS – chocolate is an antioxidant and has great benefits if you eat it in moderation!)
Mom to “3”
I have three children: a 9-year-old son, a 7-year-old daughter, and a 70-year-old dog…that is in dog years!
Just for Fun
I love being silly and making others laugh. I had a group of friends dress up in old prom dresses to crash a huge Slip ‘N Slide party