About Crystal Hitchcock

Why am I different?

I listen to those nudges in life. They have never failed to lead me to right where I need to be. Rright where I need to be is with you in this moment...

Sitting in my dorm room at the age of 19, I had the nudge to change my major and pursue a degree in counseling. I have now been practicing as a licensed therapist for nine years.

I have always wanted to reach people in a different way. To do so, I became trained in eye movement desensitization and reprocessing therapy. This style of therapy is highly effective for trauma therapy. My training covers body reactions, connections, addictions, and complex trauma. 

In 2018, I felt the nudge to go to yoga instructor school. I have found there is so much healing for all of our components of self through yoga. I became level one and two Reiki trained. Through my therapist licensure, I was trained in EMDR somatic (body) and the Embodied Experience. I have many tools to apply to a holistic wellness approach.

My approach is created through the Universe’s favor and it’s available to you. Your custom-tailored plan will be a creation to heal your whole self, incorporating a variety of my specialized therapies.

Congratulations! Your nudges brought you here and life will never be the same!!!



Montana State University-Billings Billings, MT | Sept. 2002-Dec 2005 Human Services Cumulative GPA: 3.42 

Montana State University-Billings Billings, MT | Jan. 2006-May 2008 Mental Health and Rehabilitation Cumulative GPA: 3.44


Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor #1479 | January 2010 

Registered Yoga Teacher (RYT) 200 Yoga Alliance | September 2018 


Private Practice Columbus, MT | June 2013 to present Happy Heart Counseling 

Program therapist Roundup, MT & Columbus, MT | September 2008 to June 2013 Yellowstone Boys and Girls Ranch 

Mental Health Worker Billings, MT | January 2007 to September 2008 Community Crisis Center


Youth counselor Billings, MT | September 2005 to December 2005 Youth Services Center 

Outreach educator Billings, MT | September 2004 to May 2005 Planned Parenthood of Montana 


Internal Family Systems: Introductory April 2018 Montana Association for Marriage and Family Therapy 

Perinatal Mental Health Conference October 2018 Clinical Psychology Center at the University of Montana 

Evidence-Based Neurobiological Trauma-Informed Strategies March 2017 Stacy York 

EMDR Therapy Tools for Attachment Trauma February 2016 Maiberger Institude 

EMDR Therapy Tools for Addictions April 2016 Maiberger Institude 

The Embodied Self: Somatic Interventions for EMDR Practioners May 2016 Sandra Paulsen 

Healing the Heart of Trauma with EMDR and Ego State Therapy October 2015 Carol Forgash, 

EMDR Toolkit for Complex PTSD June 2014 Maiberger Institute 

Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing October 2013 Maiberger Institute 

Brain Based Therapy January 2012 CMI Education Institute 

Living a Resilient Life: Suicide Prevention October 2012 The Suicide Prevention Coalition