Therapist Profile

Name:
Cliff G. Crain, M.A.
Professional Title:
Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist
Email:
Email
Location:
199 E. Linda Mesa #4 Danville, CA 94526-3322
Phone:
(925) 855-1745
License Number
LMFT30798
Practicing Since:
1989
Additional Licenses:
MFT

Personal Statement

Personal Statement:
Hello! I am glad you found me! I hope you will consider working with me. Clients often describe my therapeutic approach as practical and direct. The majority of my clients are individuals seeking direction and relief from difficult life situations. Although insight and cognitive awareness is often a part of the treatment process, the true focus of my approach is behavioral change. I practice a directive, inter-active style of therapy; often giving "homework" to receptive clients. My work as Co-Director of the Center for Creative Living includes relationship counseling. I have been using Dr. Daniel Wile's Collaborative Model for many years to help couples connect and communicate more effectively. Compassionate listening, conflict resolution and effective negotiation skills are taught as part of the process toward intimacy. Increased self-awareness, healthy self esteem, and the use of appropriate boundary setting is usually another part of the work couples do in building a more loving relationship. As a parent of two adult children, and a school teacher/counselor for over thirty years, I also work with many families on parenting issues. Children and adolescents struggling with low self-esteem, lack of motivation, ADD, school and social issues are often seen in my office since I have specialized in working with this population. As the author of numerous articles on parenting, I have been a teacher of parenting classes and workshops since 1985. Many of my clients find relief in a few short sessions, while others benefit from deeper levels of change. For the later group, I have found that EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization Reprocessing) and inner-child work is often the most successful approach. This works especially well with clients who have experienced abuse or other trauma. As an adjunct to individual therapy, many groups, classes and presentations are offered at the Center, including the following: Men's Groups, Women's Groups, Parenting Groups, Codependency Recovery Groups, as well as Step-family and Single Parenting Groups. Please call directly for information about these and other offerings (925-855-1745 ext 3).

About My Practice

Office Hours
Monday - Thursday: 9 AM-8 PM Friday - Saturday : 9 AM-3 PM 24 hour phone 925-855-1745 ex 3
Services
Relationship Counseling Couples Consultations Parenting Consultations Groups & Classes Full Service MFT
Insurance
Call Office for Insurance Accepted
Credit Cards Accepted
None
Free Initial Consult
No
Offers Teletherapy
None

Education

Degrees
M.A., Integrative Psychology, Rosebrige Graduate School, 1987 M.A., International Relations, 1971

Area of Specialty

Specialites:
Adolescents
Anxiety
Assertiveness Training
Children
Communication Skills
Couples
Divorce/Dissolution
EMDR
Group Therapy
Issues of Abuse (Abused)
Individual
Life Transitions/Mid-Life Issues
Men's Issues
Parenting
Pre-Marriage Counseling
Post Traumatic Stress Disorders
Self Esteem/Personal Growth
Step/Blended Families
Stress
Women's Issues

Other

Theoretical Orientation
Eclectic (Many Therapies)
Certifications
E.M.D.R. Level Two Pupil Personnel Services CA. Brief Therapy Certificate
Languages Spoken
English, German, Vietnamese
Ethnicity
Caucasian (Non-Hispanic)

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