The key to effective therapy is the relationship between the client and the therapist. I strive to build an effective therapeutic relationship by building a safe and trusting environment that allows for open communication. I do this by creating a non-judgmental environment, in which people can work toward creating preferred changes in their lives.
I am a Marriage and Family Therapist by training and am experienced in providing therapy for individuals, couples, and families. Among my areas of specialization are the treatment of couple relationship difficulties, parent-child relationship difficulties, and grief and bereavement. I also have experience working with trauma, PTSD, anxiety, depression, and end-of-life issues.
I earned my Master’s Degree in Marriage and Family Therapy from Saint Louis University, and hold independent licenses in Nebraska and Iowa. I have experience working in private practice, community mental health, primary care family medicine, readjustment counseling services with the VA, and hospice care.
Additional areas of focus: Addictions, LGBT, Trauma and abuse, Intimacy-related issues, Sleeping disorders, Parenting issues, Anger management, Self esteem, Career difficulties, Coping with life changes, Compassion fatigue, ADHD, Abandonment, Aging and Geriatric Issues, Attachment Issues, BDSM, Kink, Alternative Sex Culture, Caregiver Issues and Stress, Commitment Issues, Communication Problems, Control Issues, Divorce and Separation, Emptiness, Family of Origin Issues, Family Problems, Fatherhood Issues, Forgiveness, Guilt and Shame, Hospice and End of Life Counseling, Impulsivity, Isolation / Loneliness, Life Purpose, Men's Issues, Midlife Crisis, Military and Veterans Issues, Money and Financial Issues, Mood Disorders, Multicultural Concerns, Obsessions, Compulsions, and OCD, Post-traumatic Stress, Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD), Self-Harm, Self-Love, Social Anxiety and Phobia, Workplace Issues, Young Adult Issues
Clinical approaches: Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Mindfulness Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Narrative Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy
NM LMFT CTB-2022-0082
CO LMFT MFT.0002212
IA LMFT 076846
NE LIMHP 1417
From the beginning Craig allowed me to choose how to communicate with each other. My comfort and life demand. He has also given me perspectives to read and think about. Good reflective questions. I feel safe and comfortable that I am heading toward a goal of happiness.
Written on Aug 28, 2020 after therapy with Craig for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, and stress, anxiety
I think Craig is a great therapist that really helps me understand what iam going though and offers insight and support when needed.
Written on Jul 21, 2020 after therapy with Craig for 1 month on issues concerning relationship issues, self esteem, career difficulties, and coping with life changes