Crystal Zelman, LCSW, CCLS, RPT
Crystal Zelman, owner and clinician of Morris County Play Therapy, is a Registered Play Therapist, utilizing play therapy in her work with children, families and adults. She is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and a Certified Child Life Specialist. She has a playful and inviting spirit, greeting new clients with an open heart, helping them to feel comfortable and welcome. Crystal consciously chooses to be client-centered, whenever possible, allowing children and adults to lead and guide their work together through play, therapeutic art, sand tray, puppets or words. She believes empowering parents to feel confident practicing strategies they can use at home with their children is important. Crystal began her work with children in Early Intervention, working with children ages birth to 3 with developmental delays for over 10 years. She also worked with children who have a family member with cancer for 9 years at the Carol G. Simon Cancer Center. Crystal has a strong background and interest in supporting both children and adults through grief, helping them discover a new normal. She facilitates the arts & craft grief groups & children's yoga at Camp Clover, a 4-day bereavement day camp for children & teenagers. She received her Masters in Social Work from Rutgers University and is currently a Part-Time Lecturer at Rutgers University, teaching clinical social work classes to masters level students. She is also an Usui Reiki Master, a KRI certified Kundalini yoga instructor, Children's Yoga Teacher, and has completed Naturally Yoga's 200+ hour study in the foundations and teaching techniques of yoga.