Craig Hales

LCSW, LISW

About me

I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker licensed in North Carolina, South Carolina and Florida. I have over 15 years of experience working as a counselor. I have worked in hospital, private practice, law enforcement and military settings with individuals, couples and families. I am a veteran and have worked with a wide range of clients with different concerns including depression, anxiety, relationship issues, parenting problems, career challenges, traumatic incidents, PTSD and adjustment issues.


Specialties

  • Stress, Anxiety
  • Grief
  • Career difficulties
  • Depression
  • Coping with life changes
Also experienced in:
Relationship issues , Family conflicts , Trauma and abuse , Sleeping disorders , Parenting issues , Self esteem , Compassion fatigue , Aging and Geriatric Issues , Blended Family Issues , Caregiver Issues and Stress , Read more...

Clinical approaches:
Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Mindfulness Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy

Years of Experience: 15

Services Offered


  • Messaging

  • Live Chat

  • Phone

  • Video

Licensing

NC LCSW C008532

FL LCSW SW13009

SC LISW 12162


Reviews

These quotes represent just a few of the many positive reviews that we have received for Craig Hales. 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 on Dec 02, 2022 after therapy with Craig for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, and intimacy-related issues

I am so thankful to have found a responsive therapist. He provides helpful homework as well as takes the time to understand where I am at. I was pleasantly surprised by the level of care and concerned he demonstrated “out of the office” in between sessions.

Written on Sep 07, 2022 after therapy with Craig for 1 year and 5 months on issues concerning relationship issues, family conflicts, parenting issues, self esteem, anger management, and coping with life changes

Craig is excellent and he sincerely cares for his clients . I highly recommend him.

Written on Jul 01, 2022 after therapy with Craig for 3 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, family conflicts, self esteem, bipolar disorder, coping with life changes, and adhd

Craig listened and was empathetic and patient. I would recommend him to others.

Written on Apr 16, 2022 after therapy with Craig for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, sleeping disorders, self esteem, coping with life changes, coaching, and adhd

I love him.

Written on Mar 30, 2022 after therapy with Craig for 7 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, and coping with life changes

Dr.Hales is a very genuine person, and takes time to hear and understand what I’m saying or trying to say, and he takes his time in giving me an answer or thought as well. Very empathetic person, and I thoroughly enjoy speaking with him and knowing that he can offer different perspectives, or gently guide me to understand why I may have been wrong or perceiving something incorrectly. I left BetterHelp for a short period and quickly came back because I wanted to continue working with Dr.Hales when some other issues came up unexpectedly. Very happy to have him!

Written on Mar 22, 2022 after therapy with Craig for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, and parenting issues

I appreciate Craig’s ideas and tools to help me navigate my struggles.

Written on Sep 16, 2021 after therapy with Craig for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, and grief

This only my second appointment with Craig. However I feel at ease with him. He very professional, and kind, and he has exceptional listening skills.

Written on Aug 11, 2021 after therapy with Craig for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety

Craig Hales has been very helpful to me. I would recommend him to anyone.

Written on Jul 19, 2021 after therapy with Craig for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, sleeping disorders, self esteem, and coping with life changes

I would recommend Craig to anyone. For the last few months, he has provided me exceptional support as I navigated my way through anxiety.

Before our first conversation, I was nervous because I hadn't done much therapy and was afraid I wouldn't be able to articulate what I needed, but Craig made it surprisingly easy. He is patient and nonjudgmental, with a very quick response time.

If I rejoin Better Help in the future, I will without a doubt request Craig again as my counselor.

Written on Jul 16, 2021 after therapy with Craig for 1 month on issues concerning stress, anxiety, and trauma and abuse

Craig was amazing! He helped me in a very traumatic, stressful time in my life. He was easy to get ahold of, he was compassionate, and very knowledgeable. I can’t thank him enough, and highly recommend him to everyone. Thank you Craig!

Written on Jul 06, 2021 after therapy with Craig for 1 month on issues concerning grief

Craig does a great job of making you feel comfortable to open up and share the issues that are affecting your life. He listens and gives great feedback to help you move forward with issues.
Would recommend him to anyone. If I do come back I will request him as my counselor again.

Written on May 25, 2021 after therapy with Craig for 2 weeks on issues concerning relationship issues, trauma and abuse, and coping with life changes

Craig is understanding and knowledgeable about my issues and concerns and also shows caring when I express my difficulties. There’s a good balance between worksheets and correspondence and both have been integral in supporting my individual healing process.

Written on Apr 14, 2021 after therapy with Craig for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, and coping with life changes

I was skeptical at first because he was my first match and I thought I would have to look around more but after reading his profile I saw his views aligned with mine and after exchanging a few messages I became confident we are the right match. I am very happy with my experience so far and will probably continue because of how much he has helped me so far.

Work with me!