Rebekah Crawford, LMHC
Rebekah Crawford’s Therapist Disclosure Statement <<< (Clickable)
My passion as a therapist is coming alongside people in their most vulnerable moments. It takes great courage for someone to enter therapy and choose to allow another into their journey toward a more full, healthy, and hopeful life. I am dedicated to providing an environment of safety for clients from the moment they walk in the door. Clients have described me as caring, warm, accepting, and honest. I believe some of our greatest hurt in life happens in relationship with others, and I also believe some of our greatest healing also comes from being in relationship.
I’m convinced the relationship between the therapist and the client is one of the most crucial aspects of the therapy process. The therapy space allows the focused time and energy to uncover moments of life that often go unnoticed or disjointed.
My desire is to help people experience transformation in the ordinary moments of life by seeing the connections to the influences of their past and how that comes to bear on their present. I have worked with clients struggling with anxiety, depression, mood disorders, relationship conflicts, trauma, and past abuse.
It is the simple things that bring me joy, like going on walks with my husband and our two children, taking my scruffy dog to the park to play, or a good cup of coffee. I enjoy a great movie that makes me cry, laugh, or both. I also find energy from using my creative gifts for a fun DIY project.
Specialties and areas of focus
- Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR)
- Relationship issues
- Life transitions
- Childhood trauma
Q&A with Rebekah
1.) Some therapists are more comfortable addressing the immediate problem, while others want to focus on the deeper issue. Which are you?
I believe it is important to address the immediate problem a client presents when first coming to therapy, I also believe sometimes that problem is not isolated from the rest of their life, and when a client desires to explore how various issues are connected I believe my training and experience can help in uncovering themes or patterns that are preventing them from a greater quality of life.
2.) Do you tend to lead the session, or follow my lead?
I am a very adaptable person and therefore I like to take my cues from the client. If someone does better thinking out loud I will take an active listening role. If someone feels more hesitant or nervous and prefers to be asked questions in order to help their thought process I am happy to do so.
3.) What are your strengths as a therapist?
I am a highly compassionate person with a non-intimidating presence. Being an active listener is a high value for me. I pay attention and remember what clients say so that I can help bring them back when they get lost, or assist in clarifying thoughts or feelings. In this role I am also able to help clients see connections they may miss.
4.) If you had one superpower, what would it be and why?
I wish I could be in multiple places at once. That way when there are several events I want to be at in the same day I don’t have to choose. Or, I wish I could fly because… Well, it would just be cool.
5.) What makes you laugh?
My husband (he’s a jokester!), sitcoms like Friends, and bring overly tired (then I just laugh for no reason)!
6.) Who would you have dinner with, dead or alive?
I would have dinner with my father-in-law. Our family misses him very much and I would love for my kids to be able to meet their grandpa and get one of his unique nicknames.