Welcome to my profile page. Whatever you are facing, you have exhibited bravery by taking this step. Try out some counselors, like you are shopping for something important - because you ARE. There are many kinds of counselors. I'm the kind who listens and laughs and will challenge you (with your permission). If you aren't prepared for a little challenge to your thinking, you aren't engaged in our counseling process. Paying for someone to say you're right 100% of the time may feel good in the moment, but there is no growth in the comfort zone and no comfort in the growth zone.
Here's a little about me: I received a Ph.D. in Counseling in 2001 and am licensed as a professional counselor. I teach also and work with lots of issues and age groups. Helping people develop is my passion.
First, you will identify what you think is your core issue and goal. For some, it stems from confidence issues, anxiety, fear of failure, difficulties communicating in personal or professional relationships, or dealing with conflict. I have worked with people on how to get unstuck in lots of ways.
Despite my background in Crisis, this platform and my association with it, is not appropriate for emergencies regarding a desire to harm self or others or in cases of psychosis that require formal evaluations in an Emergency Room. It is my ethical and professional responsibility to refer clients to appropriate resources (911) in their locality in these instances. Otherwise, we can get to work.
My goal is to assist you as you grow the skills and insight to move forward and see results. There will be work involved, new ways of thinking, new behaviors and maybe, new decisions. When and if you are ready for this, I hope you will reach out.
Additional areas of focus: Stress, Anxiety, LGBT, Trauma and abuse, Intimacy-related issues, Anger management, Self esteem, Career difficulties, Depression, Coping with life changes, Caregiver Issues and Stress, Commitment Issues, Communication Problems, Control Issues, Dependent Personality, Divorce and Separation, Drug and Alcohol Addiction, Family of Origin Issues, Family Problems, Forgiveness, Guilt and Shame, Self-Love, Sexuality, Women's Issues, Workplace Issues, Young Adult Issues
Clinical approaches: Narrative Therapy, Psychodynamic Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy
VA LPC 0701003365
Dr. Schnurman-Crook is terrific. She challenges me in a gentle, pleasant way, and I have learned a lot about myself and others in a few weeks with her. Her schedule includes early morning appointments which are super convenient for me. Very, very glad I reached out.
Written on Aug 03, 2023 after therapy with Abrina for 3 months on issues concerning relationship issues
Written on Jul 25, 2023 after therapy with Abrina for 8 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, grief, eating disorders, career difficulties, coping with life changes, coaching, compassion fatigue, and adhd
Kind, wholesome and a beacon of strength. This wonderful and experienced lady sheds much needed wisdom into aspects of my life I never knew needed improvement
Written on Mar 17, 2023 after therapy with Abrina for 2 months on issues concerning self esteem, anger management, career difficulties, and coaching
I would recommend Dr. Schnurman.
Written on Mar 12, 2023 after therapy with Abrina for 1 year and 8 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, trauma and abuse, grief, and self esteem
She knows me and has been a huge help to me the last two years. Took me from some dark places and helped me to be happy once again
Written on Mar 05, 2023 after therapy with Abrina for 2 years and 3 months on issues concerning relationship issues, and self esteem
Dr. Schnurman has helped get me through so much. I couldn’t tell you where I would be without her & how she’s listened and helped me find vision
Written on Dec 20, 2022 after therapy with Abrina for 5 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, and coping with life changes