Crystal Collier, Ph.D., LPC-S, is a therapist, educator, and person in long-term recovery who works with adolescents and adults suffering from mental illness, behavioral problems, and substance use disorders. As the creator of the neuroscience-based BrainAbouts learning ecosystem, she is helping JFJC provide leading prevention education to elementary, middle, and high school students and their families.
Dr. Collier’s award-winning work has been acknowledged by the Texas Association of Addiction Professionals, the Hope and Healing Center and Institute, the Association of Alternative Peer Groups, the Houston Counseling Association, and the National Council on Alcoholism and Drug Dependence. Her areas of expertise include adolescent brain development, prevention programming, parent coaching, addiction, family-of-origin work, and training new clinicians.
In 2020, she published her long-awaited prevention book, The NeuroWhereAbouts Guide: A Neurodevelopmental Guide for Parents and Families Who Want to Prevent Youth High-Risk Behavior.
Dr. Collier holds a bachelor’s degree in psychology, a master’s degree in clinical psychology, and a doctorate in counselor education.