DR. CANDICE CRAWFORD
My goal is to create a warm and safe environment for my clients where they feel they can be open, honest, and vulnerable to meet their therapeutic goals.
I have experience working with clients who have suffered from anxiety, depression, marital issues, self-esteem issues, suicidal ideation, eating disorders, and much more. Additionally, I believe that cultural factors are critical to the way we navigate through life. I work hard to address cultural matters, to understand how these may impact our perception of the world. I have an integrative theoretical approach where I am grounded in Person-Centered principles, but utilize tenets from Reality Therapy.
I’m a graduate of Florida State University (B.A), New York University (M.A.), and Montclair State University (Ph.D). My research experience has focused on multicultural issues in counseling and supervision including issues related to race, ethnicity, sexual orientation, spirituality/religion, and adoption. I am currently an Assistant Professor at Molloy College in the Clinical Mental Health Counseling program.
- School: New York University
- License and State: 005999 New York
- American Counseling Association
- Chi Sigma Iota Counseling Honor Society
I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist in the State of New York, accustomed to providing a safe and professional environment with the utmost confidentiality and care. I am eager to incorporate a variety of therapeutic techniques in order to fit your own specific needs as my client. Together, we can work to set appropriate goals, attainable at your own pace, to help you create a better sense of self-awareness in your life and interpersonal relationships.
I have experience working with individuals, couples, and families who struggle with depression, anxiety, bipolar disorder, borderline personality disorder, eating disorders, marital issues, self-esteem, grief and loss, and much more. I enjoy working from a relational perspective as I feel there is much to be learned within the interpersonal relationships of my clients. Additionally, I believe that educating myself on cultural and ethnic backgrounds, as well as family of origin, shed light on several key facets in the lives of my clients. It can help create a line of open communication, as well as a judgement free zone.
Call for a free consultation so we can discuss your needs and goals. I look forward to taking this therapeutic journey with you!
Your mental health is important. It affects your day to day living and if you’re not in control of it, it will take control of you. I am a passionate mental health counselor who provides individual or group counseling to children, teens, and young adults who are dealing with the stressors and anxieties of life. Some of these stressors include lack of confidence, peer pressure, relationship issues, anxiety, etc.
Utilizing a Cognitive Behavioral therapy approach allows me to help you build confidence, motivate you and help you build a change in your thinking patterns and change the way you feel about life. I have extensive experience working with individuals to help them reach their goals. I have a Masters in Counseling Psychology along with certifications in School and Family Counseling.
You have chosen to take the first step towards ensuring you heal and grow from your experiences, I believe I have what it takes to get you there and will support you throughout this journey.
Uncontrolled thoughts and behaviors are often a detriment to one’s mental health. Pairing these struggles with everyday stressors is oftentimes overwhelming beyond comprehension. I am a mental health counselor dedicated to aiding individuals that are seeking a safe, comfortable environment to process their stressors and overcome their struggles. In our therapeutic space, my clients and I will face anxiety, depression, adjustment disorder, relationship issues, and grief.
In my years of working in the field of mental health, I have encountered various populations of people in need. I have experience working with young adults and adults who have exhibited symptoms of moderate to severe depression and anxiety. I have experience working with adults diagnosed with severe mental disorders such as Schizophrenia, Bipolar Disorder, and various Personality Disorders. I also have experience working with individuals who have recently recovered from a traumatic brain injury and struggling with PTSD and Adjustment Disorder. I identify as an LGBTQIA+ ally and am accepting, as well as eager to learn about different cultures and religious backgrounds. I enjoy meeting my clients where they are and giving them the freedom to bring their personality into the healing space.
I believe we can work on mental and emotional growth for the betterment of your future. Your safety is my priority as we embark on a journey towards healing together.
Detra Gillians (Ms. G)
Mental Health Counselor – LP
Deal with reality, before it deals with you. How? By speaking your own truth through guided therapeutic practices of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Person Centered Therapy, Solution-Focused and Reality Therapy practices to support your everyday mental health and well-being.
I started with the Clarity and Wellness Mental Health Counseling private practice in 2020 as an intern and maintained consistent client relationships. I helped clients navigate various personal issues and develop skills to manage their challenges. I graduated from Long Island University Advanced Certification in Mental Health Counseling program in 2021. I have 21 years of experience working with families, children and adolescents from all socioeconomic backgrounds. I believe in supporting listening and encouraging the better you as we collaborate and navigate through the pandemic. If you show up, so will I. Therapy is about being present and if you’re ready for change, I welcome you and I would be honored to be a part of your journey.
Furthermore, I’m a compassionate, empathic and solution-oriented mental health professional dedicated to providing and implementing professional care and developing treatment plans to support children, adolescents, and adults experiencing depression, anxiety, trauma, low self-esteem, grief, suicidal impulses, relationship problems, and stress by using a multi-cultural perspectives and differentiating therapeutic techniques and approaches to guide clients towards achieving personal long and short-term goals in a safe and non-judgemental environment.
Your mental health is important and as a dedicated mental health counselor, I am here for you. Take the first step and believe in the better you.
MS, MHC-LP, NCC
We all play different roles in life, and sometimes these roles can ask so much of us that little is left for ourselves. This can lead to feeling overwhelmed and burned out. Counseling can help ease these feelings by offering a safe space to unpack and sort through even the biggest emotions. I encourage authenticity and curiosity in the counseling space, and my aim is to support you as you learn and put into action new skills while growing your sense of awareness, self-acceptance, and agency.
I work with individuals living with trauma, depression, anxiety, and challenges related to parenting neurodivergent and disabled children. My experience also includes working with neurodevelopmental disorders like ADHD and autism, eating disorders, dissociative disorders, cluttered environments, and much more. I utilize several interventions, many of which are creative, embodied, and experiential. My approach is integrative, often blending Internal Family Systems with existential-humanistic therapies. I will incorporate drama therapy as well, where we will use a bit of creativity to help make change.
I graduated with a M.S. in Clinical Mental Health Counseling at Molloy College and I am completing my drama therapy training with the North American Drama Therapy Association. There is diversity in my experience and my approach. Likewise, I will acknowledge the many forces and factors that make you an individual and the many hats you wear in your day-to-day life. I strive to create a judgment-free zone where I welcome all parts and I will center you in our counseling relationship.
Dr. Erik Benau
My approach to therapy is to work with clients to identify their patterns of thoughts, feelings, and behaviors that prevent them from reaching their goals. I will help you think about thinking, and evaluate and embrace your emotional life. To be human is to be doing the best we can with the tools we have; my therapeutic approach centers on improving the tools you know how to use, and teaching you a new set of tools to better your life.
I have experience working with clients from all walks of life with all kinds of struggles, including depression, anxiety, grief, relationship issues, disordered eating, stress and anger management, and beyond. I work with adults, adolescents, couples, families, on a range of challenges. My primary orientation is Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), and I also integrate skills and perspectives from a number of orientations, including Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), and contemporary Psychodynamic Therapy.
I completed my Ph.D. from the University of Kansas and University of Kansas Medical Center, a clinical internship at SUNY Upstate Medical Center and a Postdoctoral Fellowship at Columbia University Irving Medical Center. Prior to doctoral study, I completed a B.A. in Cognitive Science at Hampshire College and an M.S. in Clinical Health Psychology at the University of the Sciences. I am also presently an Assistant Professor of Psychology at SUNY Old Westbury.