Dr. Cecilia Crawford
I have 40+ years of experience with a wide variety of people of different ages, cultures, Circumstances and lifestyles. I respect our differences, but also understand our similar needs and desires as human beings. I use a wide variety of approaches and methods to develop trusting relationships and teach people knowledge, skills, and practicing of healthy habits they can use to be happier and move forward toward the goals in their lives !
I do this with humor, humility, positivity and genuine caring that comes through in my interactions with people on a daily basis.
I genuinely like people, and I enjoy learning and growing myself, including through my interactions and work with others. It helps me stay energized and enthusiastic to see the efforts and progress people are able to make in their lives, and to be part of it is an adventure and an honor. I believe that as we move (and struggle !) through our lives that positive energy is available and a powerful agent of change and goal attainment for each of us, and all of us (and the world)- It is to be shared every day - and this is what I learn about and get to do through psychology every day ! !
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Frequently asked questions
What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?
MA and PhD in Psychology from Ohio State University , 1978.
Licensed as psychologist in Ca 1983,MA 1988, FL since 1989
Do you have a standard pricing system for your services? If so, please share the details here.
$100 per 50-60 min session - if client doesn't have or use billable insurance, with sliding fee scale available at this time.
How did you get started in this business?
I took my first Psychology course at FSU (Florida State Uni.) junior year when a Music Major -loved it, switched majors, got involved in therapy, teaching, and research projects, and never looked back ! Got a full Scholarship to Ohio State University in Lifespan Developmental Psychology, where I completed my Masters, clinical Internship, and Doctoral Degree in 1978, and I've been working in the field ever since!
What types of customers have you worked with?
Starting at age 20 I've had lots of time and opportunities to learn about and work with different people and problems in different settings, as well as student and staff training, mental health and educational program development, administration, and consultation for numerous psychological problems/symptoms, diagnoses, life crises and adjustment issues.
Individual, couple, family, and group therapy in outpatient and inpatient settings; homes, group homes, schools, day programs, assisted living and nursing homes, intensive outpatient and residential treatment facilities.
All ages, colors, religions, backgrounds, ethnic groups and cultures ( fromTallahassee to San Francisco, MA, and FL ( Palm Beach and 4 counties north); educational, physical and developmental disabilities, addictions, sexual preference and identities; memory assessment and training, IQ and educational assessment and intervention; autism spectrum disorders and behavior management training.
And I'm istill learning !
Describe a recent event you are fond of.
Two examples: In the past week, I had a 19 year old young man reach out to me on his own on a similar site to Thervo for therapy for help with his issues which sound common to most of us in these trying times; and I had a conversation with a teenager (after a therapy session) about learning and discussing current religion/ spirituality related to scientific progress ! I feel inspired and hopeful for all of us !
What advice would you give a customer looking to hire a pro in your area of expertise?
It takes a crisis for most people to reach out for therapy help - So-
Good for you! Don't give up, you are doing the right thing !
What questions should customers think through before talking to pros about their needs?
I am ready to get started on this journey to a better life and the best me I can Be ?
What kind of changes do I need to make and am I willing to get help to do that, even though it's uncomfortable risk and effort at times ?