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Dr. Abrina Schnurman-Crook, LPC

Relationships Family conflicts Parenting issues Coaching
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About me


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.


Professional experience

20yrs in practice
Relationships Family conflicts Parenting issues Coaching

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

Services offered

Live Chat

License information

VA LPC 0701003365


These quotes represent just a few of the many positive reviews that we have received for Dr. Abrina Schnurman-Crook. We don't pay anyone to provide their review and they are all made voluntarily. Some people's experience receiving therapy with BetterHelp might be different.

She immediately understood my needs. Listens to me yet, challenges me. She has been a breath of fresh air in this difficult time and my life.

Written on Apr 09, 2024 after therapy with Abrina for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, self esteem, anger management, coping with life changes, and adhd

She’s the perfect mix empathy and directness.

Written on Mar 31, 2024 after therapy with Abrina for 3 months on issues concerning family conflicts, trauma and abuse, and self esteem

I would like to provide a glowing review for my therapist. She is prepared, recalls both goals and important key requests shared in intake to meet my needs. I feel cared for, respected, clear communication, supportive but respectfully challenging as needed. I wish I could talk to her every couple days, I am very impressed and plan to continue my journey. Hopeful that she will continue to provide this service as I’ve never felt more ‘tuned in’ and appreciating the therapy method/theory. Thank you for sharing your gift!!

Written on Jan 18, 2024 after therapy with Abrina for 1 month on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, trauma and abuse, eating disorders, self esteem, anger management, and compassion fatigue

She is the best therapist I have ever had. Knowledgeable and supportive. I highly recommend her.

Written on Dec 19, 2023 after therapy with Abrina for 5 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, self esteem, and anger management

Dr. Schnurman is a great therapist.

Written on Nov 28, 2023 after therapy with Abrina for 2 years and 5 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, trauma and abuse, grief, and self esteem

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