Licensed Eligible Psychologist
Dr. Ngonzi Truth Crushshon is a licensed-eligible psychologist with 15+ years of experience in the mental health field, specializing in healing for psychological trauma. She utilizes Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT) and storytelling to help individuals “work through” and to process their trauma stories as they begin to view themselves as resilient survivors. Dr. Truth’s purpose and mission is to BREAK GENERATIONAL CYCLES that state if you were born with certain risk factors you must live a certain lifestyle. Dr. Truth seeks to utilize empowerment to assist individuals, families, and communities in reclaiming their power and purpose in life.
Dr. Ngonzi Truth Crushshon,Psy.D.
Areas of Expertise
Healing for psychological trauma
Dr. Truth’s doctorate is in Clinical Psychology indicating that she has interfaced and assisted clients/patients with tackling some of
the most severe mental health concerns and life challenges. She has cared for people within fostercare, youth in DCFS care
facilities, juvenile detention centers, jails, mental health courts, residential group homes, nursing homes, long-term care facilities, homeless shelters, and those experiencing dual diagnoses:
mental health & substance abuse as well as those experiencing mental health & medical concerns within psychiatric emergency rooms, private practices, community mental health clinics, early/headstart programs, and alternative schools.
Dr. Truth & Associates, LLC, located in Decatur, GA (Atlanta-area), provides outpatient treatment for individuals, couples, groups and families. Dr. Truth addresses primary concerns of Schizophrenia, Psychosis, Anxiety, Depression, Bipolar, ADHD, Grief/Loss,
PTSD (physical abuse, sexual abuse, neglect, multiple traumas), Autism/Developmental Delay/Intellectual Disability,
Relationship Conflict, Career/Life Transitions,
and other mental health concerns.
Dr. Truth provides psychological testing for children and adults including, but not limited to, IQ testing, cognitive/behavioral testing, and ADHD testing.
Dr. Truth provides crisis assessments for individuals experiencing
mental health emergencies via 24/7 suicide prevention crisis hotline.
Dr. Truth has previously provided on-call crisis assessments in person (S.A.S.S./Psychiatric Emergency Rooms) and via phone (the Suicide Hotline) for patients/clients experiencing suicidal or homicidal ideations/behaviors at Northwestern Memorial Hospital and
Ada S. McKinley Behavioral Health Services.
Dr. Truth has conducted mental health assessments and has written comprehensive behavioral health/biopsychosocial reports for
Family Ties, Inc., an Atlanta-based mental health agency contracted with the Georgia Department of Family and Children Services (DFCS).
Dr. Truth provided mental health therapy, play therapy, and psychological assessment services as a member of the
private practice team at HOPE HAVEN PSYCHOLOGICAL RESOURCE, LLC in Indianapolis, Indiana.
Dr. Truth has 15 years experience as a mental health therapist
providing wrap-around services within community mental health
clinics in collaboration with the IL Department of Human Services (IDHS), Department of Children and Family Services (DCFS),
Cook County Juvenile Temporary Detention Center (CCJTDC),
Chicago Job Corps, Illinicare health insurance agency and
various organizations/community agencies.
Dr. Truth has facilitated/co-facilitated workshops and trainings for schools, churches/spiritual institutions, community and government organizations such as the
Georgia Department of Public Health-GDPH,
Georgia Department of Family, Children Services-GDFCS,
Chicago Public Schools-CPS
Healing Circles/Peace Keeping/Conflict Resolution
Healthy Intimate Love Relationships
Retraumatization in the Black Community & Calls To Action
Stress Reduction/Coping Skills regarding Black Lives Matter
Self-Care for Social Workers:Helping the Helpers
The FAITH HOPE LOVE community/Empowerment Institute was created to provide greater access to empowerment workshops and linkage to community resources such as college scholarships, employment, entrepreneurship, housing/1st time homebuyer's programs,
criminal record expungement/entrepreneurship for ex-offenders, and
youth mentoring programming for residents to live their best lives and to become the very best version of themselves to enhance their families and communities.