I am well versed in several counseling techniques and have a compassionate approachable demeanor. My counseling experience is above par and I am also organized with an attention to detail. Clients warm up to me quickly and I enjoy helping them reach goals and learn new thinking patterns to view life in a more positive manner. My therapeutic style incorporates expert listening, positive feedback, direct guidance, and creating an environment where you will feel comfortable to discuss your personal thoughts and feelings. Therapy is a safe place to discuss things that cannot be shared with family, friends, or colleagues. It can also be used for personal growth, increasing emotional intelligence, developing coping skills, and creating positive change in your life. We all have strengths that we can develop, as well as challenges from which we can grow. Each crisis in our lives is an opportunity for healing and growth.
Additional areas of focus: Addictions, Relationship issues, Grief, Sleeping disorders, Parenting issues, Self esteem, Career difficulties, Coping with life changes, ADHD, Abandonment, Adoption and Foster Care, Attachment Issues, Autism and Asperger Syndrome, Blended Family Issues, Caregiver Issues and Stress, Commitment Issues, Communication Problems, Control Issues, Coping with Natural or Human-Caused Disaster, Divorce and Separation, Domestic Violence, Emptiness, Family Problems, Fatherhood Issues, Forgiveness, Guilt and Shame, Impulsivity, Intellectual Disability, Isolation / Loneliness, Life Purpose, Men's Issues, Military and Veterans Issues, Mood Disorders, Panic Disorder and Panic Attacks, Phobias, Post-traumatic Stress, Self-Harm, Self-Love, Social Anxiety and Phobia, Traumatic Brain Injury, Young Adult Issues
Clinical approaches: Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), Mindfulness Therapy, Narrative Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy
MN LPCC cc02035
Craig offers good real world feedback, motivation and constructive insight and thoughts. He is a person I can relate to who has relatable experiences. I’ve enjoyed working with Craig and have been able to apply our work to my life issues.
Written on Sep 19, 2023 after therapy with Craig for 1 month on issues concerning relationship issues, family conflicts, and anger management
The best thing I feel is that Craig is not pushy. He allows me to talk or express what I want without digging really. Very easy to talk to!
Written on Aug 31, 2023 after therapy with Craig for 3 weeks on issues concerning relationship issues, and parenting issues
Craig has been great with open communication and making a relaxed atmosphere to discuss things. He’s helped me a lot.
Written on Jul 31, 2023 after therapy with Craig for 3 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, grief, parenting issues, and self esteem
He’s great to work with
Written on Jun 11, 2023 after therapy with Craig for 1 month on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, eating disorders, sleeping disorders, parenting issues, self esteem, career difficulties, coaching, compassion fatigue, and adhd
I feel that he takes the time to understand and contend with my feelings in a productive way.
Written on Apr 01, 2023 after therapy with Craig for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, grief, eating disorders, self esteem, career difficulties, and coping with life changes
Haven't yet had a ton of time. But I will say he is not stingy with the time slot, and it is obvious that he cares about his clients. As someone new to any type of therapy, he does a good job of making it comfortable. Including joking about things, talking about hobbies, and even reading the room so to speak and poking fun at me (I specifically bond with people better when we can joke about eachother a bit) It also helps that he is down to earth and very much admits that he is human and makes mistakes.
Written on Feb 21, 2023 after therapy with Craig for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, intimacy-related issues, and adhd