Cristal Martinez Acosta has been practicing counseling since 2011. She has worked at local community counseling centers, a psychiatric hospital, and an immigration shelter. She is fluent in English and Spanish. She currently works with children of all ages (including adults and families).
Cristal has experience with community training for parents and other professionals. She teaches children and their families during individual counseling sessions or group work.
Outstanding Counseling Student- NMSU 2010-2011. Promoted to her current position of Therapist Supervisor 2016.
Cristal is a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) in the state of Texas and a Nationally Certified Counselor (NCC) through the National Board of Certified Counselors (NBCC). She graduated with honors from the University of Texas at El Paso (UTEP) with a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology and Sociology. Then she attended New Mexico State University (CACREP accredited), where she received a Master of Arts in Counseling and Guidance with a 4.0 GPA.
She has experience working with youth and adults who have been affected by traumatic events. Her areas of interest are childhood abuse, domestic violence, anxiety, high-risk youth, depression, Reality Therapy, and immigration issues. She is certified in Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and is certified in Parent Child Interaction Therapy.