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.
I am a counselor in training at Molloy College and I received my bachelors degree in psychology from SUNY Old Westbury. My counseling approach is very person centered and also individualistic. I recognize that everyone’s story is different. I have completed a large amount of research on multicultural issues specifically in regards to race, ethnicity, and the impact of mental health treatment on incarcerated individuals. Most of my work has been with people of color, the forensic population, and individuals who struggle with substance use, anxiety, and depression. I am also experienced working with all age groups. Following the completion of my masters program I would like to become a full time clinician working as a mental health counselor. I also see myself being an educator and owning a private practice in the near future.