Crystal Harris, MSSA, LSW, LICDC

Crystal Harris

Crystal Harris, MSSA, LSW, LICDC


Hi, My name is Crystal Harris and I am a Licensed Social Worker and Licensed Independent Chemical Dependency Counselor. Welcome to Free Spirit Counseling: Where Tranquility Comes with an Unburdened Mind. Here is a little bit about me.

I graduated with my Master’s of Applied Social Administration (MSSA) Degree from Case Western Reserve University: Jack, Joseph, and Morton Mandel School of Social Work in 2017. But, I began my career in 2012  as a Substance Abuse Counselor after completing my Baccalaureate Degree (BSW) at Ursuline College. For almost a decade, I have worked with Substance Use Disorders, Dually-Diagnosed Disorders, and Co-Occurring Disorder within the LGBTQ, Criminal Justice System, and Homeless population. I go by the motto: “My clients will teach me how to work with them”, I do this by assessing the problem behaviors, and creating SMART goals to accomplish the desired behavioral change. I utilized treatment modalities such as Cognitive Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Solution-Focused Therapy, and Family Systems, in addition to Trauma-Informed Therapy, Art Therapy, Music Therapy, and Mindfulness techniques.

Now that I have shared my educational and professional background. Here is a little personal information about me. I am from the Eastside of Cleveland, Ohio and enjoy spending time with my pooch, Stallion and my parrots Bash and Yella. I am the mother of three adult children and have four grandchildren. I love reading, creating abstract art, dancing, traveling and Zumba.

Thank You for allowing me to share a little about myself. I look forward to working with you in creating your awe-thentic self!