206-363-9601 hope@nwfamilylife.org

Rosemary Crawford M.A., LMHC

To set up an appointment contact Rosemary directly at:

256.648.1730 or rcrawford@nwfamilylife.org mycounselingseattle.com

Website:  http://rosemary-crawford.squarespace.com/

Therapeutic Orientation

Writer and poet E.E. Cummings (1971) speaks well to the human condition when he wrote “you haven’t the least or feeblest conception of being here, and now, and alone, and yourself”  (p. 23).  I believe the exploration and discovery of the way your inner and outer worlds interact, is right where important conversations and change happens.  Therapy with me is a work of navigating the knots and twists of your life together.

In each session, will be looking into:

  • growing your capacity for tolerating difficulty
  • developing healthy coping skills
  • managing transitions and tension
  • identifying and eliminating false and harmful messages
  • restoring relationships
  • increasing your capacity to communicate what you feel and what you think

This includes looking into your stories of what has happened to you, what is currently going on in your life, and what you want to see in your future.  It is through our relationship, curiosity, conversation, feelings, and reflection that we will learn more about your interactions, desires, and needs that make meaning in your everyday life.  I believe that people change through relationships as well as when their mind, body and soul are connected in a meaningful way.

Specialties:

I have knowledge of sitting with adults who have experiences and difficulty with:

  • addiction
  • anxiety
  • domestic violence/ issues of power and control
  • sexual, physical and verbal abuse within homes, places of worship, and work environments
  • transitions
  • disordered eating
  • post-traumatic stress disorder
  • grief
  • “writer’s block”
  •  depression
  • loneliness
  • stress and exhaustion
  • intimacy

All of these subjects, of course include race, gender and cultural, and sexual identity development.

Educational Background

My undergraduate work at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln was focused on International Studies.  After I was done with my degree I continued learning by traveling and working abroad for seven months.  From there, I moved to Seattle to attend the Seattle School of Theology and Psychology.  In three years, I achieved a Master of Arts in Counseling Psychology.  During my final year at The Seattle School, I was an intern/extern for one year at The Salvation Army working therapeutically with men, both one-on-one and in groups.  I am currently a private practitioner, working as an Affiliate of Northwest Family Life.

I charge 90.00 a session.  I am with Community Health Plan of Washington & DSHS (when referred by a case worker).

I also work with a sliding scale, which can be negotiated on a client by client basis.

Session times are available on week days and evenings.

 

 

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