Do you find yourself struggling with feelings of anxiety, fear, or distress? Are you experiencing feelings of grief, loss, or depression? Are you going through a major life event or transition, such as a break-up/divorce, unemployment, financial crisis, or chronic health issues? Seeking help from a trained and experienced therapist may be a first step in discovering your strengths and abilities to work through your obstacles/challenges. Additionally, seeking therapy can help individuals to decrease negative symptoms and increase positive coping skills.
Thank you for viewing my profile. My name is Anna Cragin, and I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist in the state of California. I have over 10 years of clinical experience providing individual and family therapy to adults, children/teens, and families. I have several goals when working with clients. First, I work on building trust and rapport with each client, using empathy, active listening skills, and unconditional positive regard. I also use an eclectic mix of theories, including Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT), Trauma-Focused CBT, Mindfulness, and Solution-Focused theories.
I believe people have innate strengths, and I help my clients to identify these strengths and utilize them to develop and reach their goals. I assist clients by assessing and providing psychoeducation on any current presenting clinical symptoms. I assist clients to develop positive coping skills, problem-solving strategies, and relaxation techniques. I believe in working together to help clients find solutions to their presenting issues. I help clients to strengthen/repair/develop relationships with their families and loved ones. I look forward to working with you and joining you on your journey to wellness. Thank you again.
- Stress, Anxiety
- Trauma and abuse
- Parenting issues
I also have experience in Addictions, LGBT, Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Grief, Intimacy-related issues, Eating disorders, Anger management, Self esteem, Career difficulties, Bipolar disorder
LMFT #90665 (Expires: 2021-01-01)
Anna is a thoughtful, patient, kind, and insightful counselor. I have gained a lot of confidence since our sessions. She makes me feel heard and is excellent at helping me re-think how I view the world and respond to it in a more healthy way. You could not find a more empathetic counselor than Anna.