We Are Currently Accepting New Clients in The State of Illinois.
Hello! My name is Carmella Crawford, and I am trained in clinical mental health
therapy. I earned my MS in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Walden
University. I have a diverse work history including early childhood education, addictions, and mental health. I specialize in trauma, depression, anxiety, emotional dysregulation, and issues of self. I have experience working with youth/adolescents and young adults. I have trained in trauma-focused cognitive behavioral therapy, and I am oriented toward rational emotive behavior therapy.
I view each person as a whole being. This deeper understanding of the whole self
can often lend itself to greater self-awareness, self-esteem, and self-acceptance. I
like to focus on the relationship between mind, body, and spirit, attempting to
understand and address the ways issues in one aspect of a person can lead to
concerns in other areas. My goal is to encourage you to overcome feelings of
insecurity and develop deeper feelings of connectedness. Through respectful
dialogue, we will work to correct mistaken assumptions, attitudes, behaviors and
feelings about yourself and the world.
In my work as a preschool teacher I learned to love children and value their unique placement in the world. I am also excited to work with your child and your family to understand your childs emotions and behaviors and build healthy patterns.
I understand it is a big step to seek therapy and I commend you for taking the first
step towards a better you. Mental health is important at every stage of life, from
childhood and adolescence through adulthood. Mental health includes our
emotional, psychological, and social well-being. It affects how we think, feel, and
act. It also helps determine how we handle stress, relate to others, and make
healthy choices. I am here to support you and help you reach your goals to Heal, Rise & Soar!
Children as young as age 3
Masters in Clinical Mental Health- Walden University. 2022
Bachelors in Psychology with a specialization in Child Development- Asford University, 2014