I've been a professional counselor for over 27 years working at several very interesting locations during my career. I spent over 12 years at the National Institutes of health serving a wide spectrum of clients from some of the leading health researchers in the world to the hardworking staff workers from executive administrators to cafeteria custodians. I was the senior staff EAP representative and crisis counselor during the attack on the Pentagon on 9/11/2001, the anthrax attack in Washington D.C. two weeks later and the D.C. Sniper about a year later. Subsequently I gained a tremendous amount of first line experience assisting people with stress and trauma as well as the milieu of issues facing any employee of such a large institution. After a 12 year stint at the NIH I was recruited to work with DOD and the United States military around the country assisting soldiers and their families with the complicated relationship and individual stress brought about by multiple combat deployments to Iraq, Afghanistan and other areas on conflict in the world. My experiences have given me a tremendous amount of training and skills honing toward helping people deal with a multitude of issues.
I know how difficult it can be to ask for help and I applaud you for your courage in coming to this site to seek a solution to issues in life which can indeed be challenging. I look forward to working along with you on your journey of change and personal improvement.
My style is relaxed and accepting with the aim of providing my client a safe and non-judgmental venue with which to explore their current situation. My approaches are somewhat eclectic using motivational interviewing to center on specific areas of conflict or distress and applying various modes of cognitive behavioral therapy to help effect change .
Areas of Expertise:
Grief and Loss
The Navigation of sudden change, both personal and professional/vocational
Generalized and Specific Anxiety
- Stress, Anxiety
- Relationship issues
- Self esteem
I also have experience in Addictions, LGBT, Family conflicts, Trauma and abuse, Intimacy-related issues, Eating disorders, Sleeping disorders, Parenting issues, Anger management, Career difficulties, Bipolar disorder, Depression
LCPC #LC2797 (Expires: 2022-01-31)
LPC #77590 (Expires: 2020-06-30)
Craig is the best of the best. He has so much knowledge on a broad range of techniques that customize your sessions. I went from having multiple panic attacks a week to once every few weeks to now, every once in a while. He has changed my life and how I handle situations. Highly, highly, highly recommend.
Craig has been extremely helpful! He is very responsive to messaging and really great at breaking down big steps to make them easy.
Craig has been really really great for me. I came away from my therapy and counseling with him with a bunch of tools that have set me up to better cope with stress and change in my life! I can't recommend him highly enough!!
Craig has been very attentive, patient and intuitive. Very session fees personal and I leave feeling better off.
Craig is extremely professional, patient and kind. Craig was there to listen to me and provided me tools I needed to cope with what I was dealing with. He helped me so much through my pain, anxiety and stress.
Craig has been wonderfully patient, kind, and knowledgeable. I appreciate the tools he has given me to help me live my life more freely. I would recommend his expertise to everyone.
Craig has been great! I was somewhat worried about how this online counseling would go and he has made it very easy and is amazingly easy to talk to and relate to. He takes the time to listen and I am thankful I chose to step out of my comfort zone to try this.
Craig was incredibly helpful and always available when I needed to bounce thoughts off of him. He helped me with building a strategic approach to tackling the things I was in need of some help with, and was always warm and kind.
Craig is a warm, kind, thoughtful and extremely wise counselor. He has a wealth of techniques that he teaches, stories that he tells; all helping each of us to relate and find our own path. I look forward to our sessions and recommend Craig to anybody considering him.
Craig has been a great help to me as I pondered the next step for myself. He gave me a plan of action and tailored it to my needs. I really appreciated the stress management techniques and the positive visualization, the latter of which was completely new to me but very very helpful.
Craig is so thoughtful and ready to help. I'm so happy that I am working with him
Craig listened to me and was very empathetic when I told what was bothering me about my teenage years. I'm 2 sessions in but I'm very optimistic.
After just a couple sessions with Craig, I feel like he's entirely invested in my progress. He's goal oriented, and his impressive knowledge in his field enables him to be very flexible in working with me to discover the best approach to my issues.
Craig is extremely patient, down to earth and most of all easy to talk to!
This is my first experience with counseling. Craig has been exactly what I had hoped for. An easy person to talk to and someone I am comfortable getting to those deep places that are uncomfortable to own. He is helping me come back to the surface and recognize how I can be a better husband and father.
I was hesitant to begin counseling or therapy and the anonymity of betterhelp was a plus. Craig was more than happy to answer questions about how the process goes. We are beginning with stress management tools and a few other processes. He wants to leave you with a new tool or having taken a step forward in the process, though you are free to veer of course for a session and just share personal stories of your past that impacted you. Those are my experiences so far.
Craig has been a very concerned counselor. I still will need to spend more time talking to him but he has demonstrated that it matters to him that I am doing ok.
Very professional. Always available.