Adjunct Lecturer

Krystal Miller

Krystal Miller is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker by trade and Healing Practitioner by path. With over 10 years in the field, Krystal has worked in crisis counseling, child welfare and within the school social work sphere in both public and charter institutions in NYC. Krystal has a deep passion for full person care with a particular interest in ancestral practices which can be seen in her specializations in Integrative and Holistic Mental Wellness. As a Spiritual Herbalist and a yoga instructor trained in trauma conscious care, Krystal focuses on mind-body-spirit-cultural work when with clients individually or within the community collective.

Krystal currently works full time in her healing practice, Melanated Masks–where she provides herbal consultations, professional development and intimate community sessions focusing on holistic mental wellness care for communities of color–as well as seeing clients for individual therapy. Krystal is also active as a Field Instructor for MSW students within the CUNY system and supervising rising clinicians through the group practice, Amira for Her. Her background in Black Studies continues to fuel her push for decolonized clinical/community care in a way that truly speaks to the core of every individual and she continues to deepen her knowledge through continued research through ancestral healing practices.

Krystal is a first generation New Yorker with roots in Jamaica by way of the Western coast of Afrika. She got her Bachelor’s degree in Psychology with a minor in Black Studies from the State University of New York, College at New Paltz. She later received her Master’s in Social Work from Adelphi University. This background equips Krystal with the knowledge needed to support the growth of social work students with CSSW as she challenges them through critical thinking, self-exploration and social justice.