My name is Craig Schweon and I am a clinical psychologist licensed in California, also in Virginia. I am a graduate of the Pennsylvania State University and have board certification as a National Certified Counselor by the National Board for Certified Counselors. I have been working in the field for well over 30 years and have extensive prior experience in community mental health, in consulting in long-term care settings and have provided a range of services to different ages and populations. In my private office for many years I have helped clients from adolescence through the older years, including many young and middle-aged adults, as well as couples and families. I do supervise clinical students and teach in the graduate counseling field.
I would describe my approach as integrative, but focused and I use a humanistic and existential base to understand the feelings and issues clients present. I will as appropriate utilize a variety of cognitive and behavioral strategies build on understanding others to help clients with attention to their current thinking and actions that can help and with goals. I will draw on a variety of other approaches including attention to how past experiences may have affected current thinking and functioning, and can help support client growth now.
I feel that with the good connection that I work to build with sensitivity and warmth, clients can move toward goals they have and with the support needed. I am ready to help clients start from where they are are and move forward.
- Stress, Anxiety
- Anger management
- Self esteem
- Coping with life changes
Addictions , LGBT , Relationship issues , Family conflicts , Trauma and abuse , Grief , Intimacy-related issues , Parenting issues , Career difficulties , Bipolar disorder , ADHD , Aging and Geriatric Issues , Blended Family Issues , Caregiver Issues and Stress , Communication Problems , Control Issues , Family Problems , Isolation/Loneliness , Mood Disorders , Paranoia , Social Anxiety and Phobia , Workplace Issues , Young Adult Issues Read more...
Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Existential Therapy, Motivational Interviewing
Psychologist #PSY9153 (Expires: 2022-07-31)
Psychologist #0810001216 (Expires: 2022-06-30)
Dr. Schweon is a caring, patient, and understanding person. After years of feeling like I was "burned" by the mental health system, he is a breath of fresh air and has helped me work through problems that have been on my mind for a long time in just a few months.
Dr. Schweon is great at recalling topics that we have discussed in sessions and breaking into those topics to find the potential roots of them. He is a great listener and I look forward to further sessions!
Checks up on me if I haven't messaged him in awhile. Patient focused therapy and also remembers information about myself I give him.
Worked very well with me and was able to help me when i needed it. I truly appreciate him.
Dr. Schweon has been incredibly helpful to me. He is a great listener and I always leave the session with some tangible feedback around what I can be doing differently or doing more of.
Although it took me several weeks to respond to Dr. Schweon (due to work), what I appreciated about him is that he didn't give up on trying to get in contact with me. When I finally respond to his questions, he responded back in a timely manner as well. I think it's a good sign when your counselor tries every way possible to get in touch with you. To me, it shows that he was willing to listen and really wanted to help.
I am pleased with the deep listening and the safety that I felt in Dr. Schweon's presence. His reflections and communication demonstrated that he took what I said seriously. I found it helpful to talk with him during a time of transition in my life.
I am thankful for his ability to ask focused questions which help me do my own work.
Dr. Acheson is a great counselor. I really appreciate him taking time out to listen. I really enjoy our weeklong check ins.