Chris Crawford

(LCSW)

About Me

My name is Christine Crawford. I go by Chris. I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW#52059) in the state of Texas.

My counseling style is client-centered and compassion-based. I believe that everyone deserves good mental health care and I enjoy providing tele-health therapy services because it makes therapy so much more accessible and convenient. I strive to provide my clients with a safe, supportive, non-judgmental space where they can work to overcome whatever challenges they are experiencing so that they can live their best, most joyful lives. I specialize in working with people who are dealing with anxiety, depression, life changes, relationship difficulties, stress management, grief/loss, gender identity, sexuality, LGBT+ issues, professional development, and trauma. I incorporate elements of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, Narrative Therapy, Mindfulness, and Biofeedback into my therapeutic approach.

I grew up in Michigan and got my Bachelor's Degree at Hope College in Holland, Michigan. Upon graduation, I moved to Texas and got my Master's Degree in Social Work at The University of Texas at Austin. I worked in Child Protective Services for a short time before succumbing to burnout and compassion fatigue. I took a job in Hospice out of pure desperation, and discovered that I loved it. I have been a Hospice Social Worker for over 12 years and I still do it part time. The thing I enjoy most about providing end-of-life care is that I have the opportunity to work with the entire spectrum of humanity, I get to see the most loving and compassionate sides of human nature, and I get to help people live the rest of their lives with comfort, dignity, and peace. I currently live in the suburbs of Austin with my husband, toddler, and rescue mutt. I enjoy walks, crafting, reading, podcasts, thrift store shopping, and yoga.

Reaching out for help when you are struggling is incredibly brave. I am so glad that you are taking care of yourself, and I look forward to getting to know you!


Specialties

  • Stress, Anxiety
  • Grief
  • Self esteem
  • Depression
Also experienced in:
LGBT , Family conflicts , Parenting issues , Coping with life changes , Compassion fatigue , Body Image , Caregiver Issues and Stress , Coping with Natural or Human-Caused Disaster , Divorce and Separation , Read more...

Clinical approaches:
Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Existential Therapy, Mindfulness Therapy, Narrative Therapy, Psychodynamic Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy

Years of Experience: 3

Services Offered


  • Messaging

  • Live Chat

  • Phone

  • Video

Licensing

LCSW #52059 (Expires: 2021-12-31)


Reviews

Written by W.A. on Nov 11, 2020 after counseling with Chris for 2 weeks on issues concerning lgbt, relationship issues, and intimacy-related issues

Chris is helping me to understand and improving myself as human being. She makes you think, and try to find the best way to deal with the matter. She helped me to pass a very deep and dark part of my life.

Written by C.O. on Nov 08, 2020 after counseling with Chris for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, family conflicts, and self esteem

Chris has been great so far. Great listener, very supportive and caring. Thank you!

Written by W.H. on Oct 22, 2020 after counseling with Chris for 1 year and 2 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, and self esteem

Chris is a wonderfully supportive therapist who genuinely cares :)

Written by E.D. on Jun 19, 2020 after counseling with Chris for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, family conflicts, and self esteem

I've only had one session so far as I'm very busy at the moment. But this has gone above and beyond to help me schedule and given me great resources to look at. As I've only had one session I cant give a super well rounded answer but she seems great!

Written by K.A. on Jun 15, 2020 after counseling with Chris for 2 weeks on issues concerning grief, and coping with life changes

Chris is a kind and caring listener and provides resources to help. She understands that sometimes you just want to release emotions and feelings without feeling judged or like a problem that needs to be fixed. Thank you for making me feel heard and totally normal for having a plethora feelings during quarantine.

Written by B.R. on May 25, 2020 after counseling with Chris for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, self esteem, anger management, career difficulties, and coping with life changes

Its helped to talk with Chris and he has helped me through the tough times I've been experiencing.

Written by K.A. on Apr 11, 2020 after counseling with Chris for 2 months

Chris is warm and kind. There is never a sense of judgement. It is just an open dialogue where I can say what ever I want. It's amazing how we have talked in circles sometimes, and by the end of the session we've found solutions or questions to ponder further. Chris is great to talk to and get feedback from.

Written by T.R. on Dec 24, 2019 after counseling with Chris for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, and grief

Chris has been thoughtful, helpful and caring. I've struggled with feelings of depression and grief and feel that I am on an upswing with some good advice and her professional care. I've never done any type of therapy or counselling before and living in a sparsely populated, remote community with not a lot of resources of this kind, BetterHelp has been a great option to have.

Written by A.N. on Nov 20, 2019 after counseling with Chris for 3 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, grief, intimacy-related issues, eating disorders, sleeping disorders, self esteem, anger management, career difficulties, and compassion fatigue

Very good

Written by B.R. on Sep 02, 2019 after counseling with Chris for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, and coping with life changes

Chris is really lovely. I feel I can talk to her about anything and she will always provide the right guidance to help me through.

Written by R.O. on Aug 25, 2019 after counseling with Chris for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, self esteem, and coping with life changes

Chris Crawford really helped me during a difficult time. While there were many qualities about her that I appreciated, the one that stood above all the rest was the fact that she really cared. Talking to her helped immensely.