Dr. Craig Schweon

(Ph.D.)

About Me

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.


Specialties

  • Stress, Anxiety
  • Anger management
  • Self esteem
  • Depression
  • Coping with life changes
Also experienced in:
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 , Read more...

Clinical approaches:
Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Existential Therapy, Motivational Interviewing

Years of Experience: 25

Services Offered


  • Messaging

  • Live Chat

  • Phone

  • Video

Licensing

Psychologist #PSY9153 (Expires: 2022-07-31)

Psychologist #0810001216 (Expires: 2021-06-30)


Reviews

Written by K.A. on Nov 25, 2020 after counseling with Craig for 4 weeks on issues concerning relationship issues, and intimacy-related issues

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.

Written by K.E. on Nov 24, 2020 after counseling with Craig for 4 weeks on issues concerning relationship issues, intimacy-related issues, and coping with life changes

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.

Written by S.U. on Nov 11, 2020 after counseling with Craig for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, coping with life changes, and compassion fatigue

I am thankful for his ability to ask focused questions which help me do my own work.

Written by D.O. on Sep 15, 2020 after counseling with Craig for 3 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, and anger management

Dr. Acheson is a great counselor. I really appreciate him taking time out to listen. I really enjoy our weeklong check ins.