I've been a professional counselor for over 31 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
Additional areas of focus: Addictions, LGBT, Family conflicts, Trauma and abuse, Intimacy-related issues, Eating disorders, Sleeping disorders, Parenting issues, Anger management, Career difficulties, Bipolar disorder, Depression, Coping with life changes, Communication Problems, Coping with Natural or Human-Caused Disaster, First Responder Issues, Military and Veterans Issues
Clinical approaches: Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Mindfulness Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Solution-Focused Therapy
TX LPC 77590
MD LCPC LC2797
I really like my sessions and feel that I am making progress.
Written on Aug 21, 2023 after therapy with Craig for 1 year and 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, and self esteem
Craig is honestly an absolutely great therapist and I couldn’t recommend him enough. He was my wife’s therapist then transferred over to me and he’s genuinely been great for both of us
Written on Apr 04, 2023 after therapy with Craig for 9 months on issues concerning depression, addictions, trauma and abuse, and self esteem
He's fantastic and a great listener with fun topics and advice
Written on Feb 27, 2023 after therapy with Craig for 4 years on issues concerning stress, anxiety, intimacy-related issues, eating disorders, sleeping disorders, self esteem, compassion fatigue, and adhd
Craig, is a fantastic Therapist, who has helped me to unlock my true being.
Written on Feb 23, 2023 after therapy with Craig for 2 years and 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, parenting issues, self esteem, career difficulties, and coaching
Craig is amazing! I have gone through MANY counselors that have been less than helpful, but when I matched with Craig I realized what counseling COULD be like! He's made such a huge difference in my well being, and I love how knowledgeable he is! He will give you practical tools that work!
Written on Jul 14, 2022 after therapy with Craig for 2 years on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, sleeping disorders, and coping with life changes
Craig is amazing. He has a depth of both life experience that informs his understanding of trauma, as well as professional experience (NIH and DOD counselor) that likely puts him in the top 5% of therapists.
He’s become critical to my well-being, I consider him family.
Written on Jun 29, 2022 after therapy with Craig for 2 years and 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, parenting issues, self esteem, anger management, and coping with life changes