About Me

As a solution-focused counselor, I believe my role is to help you build realistic solutions to your life problems! I have over 7 years of post-licensure clinical experience, specializing in issues such as depression, anxiety, addictions, and general stress management. I believe in providing a safe, collaborative, and client-centered therapeutic space where we can achieve your goals. I am a Texas Licensed Professional Counselor (#72223) and Licensed Chemical Dependency Counselor (#12460).

Identifying and building on strengths you may already have in order to reach your goals is an excellent way to generate positive momentum in therapy, and I'm a firm believer in discovering what works for you, personally. In my experience, I have observed that shifting from a problem-focused to a solution-focused framework is the most impactful way to change one's life circumstances on a meaningful and persistent basis. I am dedicated to helping you find you way through the problem and on to the solution!


Specialties

  • Stress, Anxiety
  • Addictions
  • Self esteem
  • Depression
  • Coping with life changes
Also experienced in:
Relationship issues , Family conflicts , Trauma and abuse , Grief , Intimacy-related issues , Sleeping disorders , Career difficulties , Bipolar disorder , Compassion fatigue , Chronic Pain Illness and Disability , Co-morbidity , Read more...

Clinical approaches:
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Motivational Interviewing, Solution-Focused Therapy

Years of Experience: 6

Services Offered


  • Messaging

  • Live Chat

  • Phone

  • Video

Licensing

LPC #72223 (Expires: 2023-06-30)


Reviews

These quotes represent just a few of the many positive reviews that we have received for Craig Black. 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.

Written by A.N. on Dec 28, 2021 after therapy with Craig for 1 month on issues concerning depression, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, self esteem, anger management, and compassion fatigue

Excellent therapist

Written by J.A. on Dec 09, 2021 after therapy with Craig for 3 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, intimacy-related issues, parenting issues, anger management, and coping with life changes

The quality I like about Craig the most is that from the very beginning I felt like he was taking an active role and an active responsibility as my therapist/counselor. I feel like we are diving deeper into the issues I am having. I did have another therapist before Craig and unfortunately it just wasn't working out. When I found Craig, he reached out to me and asked my why I felt I needed to find a new therapist. We messaged each other and from our first phone session I have felt very comfortable with him. As he puts it, I feel once we put out the house fire then we can fix the foundation.

Written by D.I. on Dec 02, 2021 after therapy with Craig for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, self esteem, anger management, and career difficulties

From the response alone to my introduction message when initially being paired with Craig I could feel a sense of genuine care and desire to help. I felt listened to and was guided in my road to accomplishing my goals at a pace I felt comfortable with; in addition I can say in confidence after over 10 years of depression that I am happy.

Written by B.E. on Nov 24, 2021 after therapy with Craig for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, depression, coping with life changes, adhd, career difficulties, and compassion fatigue

Craig is wonderful. I have been in therapy for years and have never found a therapist or counselor that I felt would actually listen to what I was saying and take my concerns to heart. He is empathetic and supportive, but more importantly, he is solutions focused and wants to try and help you solve your underlying concerns in any way possible. If something doesn’t work, he is willing to pivot and redirect to a method that works for YOU. He is responsive, committed, and a wonderful therapist. I honestly can’t describe the amount of relief I have just feeling heard and having a plan to move forward. Thank you for everything!

Written by C.A. on Nov 04, 2021 after therapy with Craig for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, and parenting issues

Having Craig has a therapist has saved me from chasing my tail! He is insightful, and gives great advice. I am now less anxious towards my shortcomings!

Thank you, Craig

Written by I.S. on Oct 30, 2021 after therapy with Craig for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, grief, intimacy-related issues, and coping with life changes

Amazing! I was hesitant at first but didn’t take long to see that Craig listens and want to help you analyze what you are going through.

Written by K.A. on Oct 18, 2021 after therapy with Craig for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, lgbt, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, sleeping disorders, self esteem, anger management, career difficulties, bipolar disorder, coping with life changes, compassion fatigue, and adhd

Craig is an amazing guy tho we barely just met i feel like i can open up in ways i never thought posible

Written by C.A. on Oct 13, 2021 after therapy with Craig for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, and self esteem

He has been the best help! I was a little hesitant on starting just for personal reasons but I’m so glad I did and was paired with Craig. He’s listened to what’s been going and has helped guiding me to better solutions to help the issues.

Written by D.E. on Oct 11, 2021 after therapy with Craig for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, and parenting issues

Honest. Truly caring. This is my first experience with therapy and started off very apprehensive. Within 10 minutes of our first conversation, I already felt like I had made a great choice to start therapy. Craig is a fantastic person and therapist. He is really digging to find out what methods will help me most with my situation and it truly shows that "off the clock" he is really thinking about his patients. Always checking in to see how I'm doing. Just all around a fantastic experience and I have learned so much about myself in such a short time because of the direction I've been shown by Craig. 1000% recommend.

Written by B.R. on Oct 06, 2021 after therapy with Craig for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, and intimacy-related issues

Absolutely love him he is a great listener.

Written by R.I. on Sep 30, 2021 after therapy with Craig for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, career difficulties, coping with life changes, and compassion fatigue

“Enthralling.” ~The New York Times

“A splendid delight from start to finish.” ~Texas Tribune

Critics are raving over this one man. Many problems found their end over this one man. Countless relationships have been restored because of this one man. The only question is, can you open up… to this one man?

Coming soon to a chat room near you!

Written by J.I. on Sep 30, 2021 after therapy with Craig for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, and addictions

Craig has helped me tremendously in a very short time. His feedback is honest, respectful, and insightful. The BetterHelp platform enables me to communicate so seamlessly with him, making my therapy very efficient and effective. Thankful that I finally reached out.

Written by A.L. on Sep 30, 2021 after therapy with Craig for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, self esteem, coping with life changes, and coaching

Craig is the first therapist that I’ve matched with that truly understands modern problems. He’s given me concrete solutions and I appreciate his multi-faceted approach in helping me.

Work with me!