What’s the difference between a psychologist, psychiatrist, counselor and life coach?
The biggest difference between each of these titles, is dependent on the training and expertise of the practitioner. A psychiatrist is a medical doctor who generally emphasizes medication as a primary treatment approach. A counselor earns a Master’s degree in counseling being trained and certified to offer many services in mental health. A psychologist is a doctor of psychology; earning the highest degree and level of training in mental health. A psychologist is a specialist with significantly more training, supervision, research, and experience in providing assessment, therapy and treatment interventions. The field of life coaching is less regulated and could be anyone who desires to help others transition and/or build a productive life. Dr. Crawford is a practicing psychologist.
Dr. Crawford with your busy schedule and the heavy demand on your time, what motivates you?
"I see great value in each person before me, each person's genome is a perfect composition of greatness that is completely unique and perfectly designed to fulfill their purpose. I desire to serve the destinies of others by using the insights, wisdom, strategy, and gifts, as a maximizer, and enthusiastic life-long learner, to help identify and remove blocks that have hindered and sabotaged, in order to help equip and propel each person into their destiny! For those who have been given much, much is required and accordingly, it is my consuming passion to disperse practical strategies and keys to empower emerging leaders to be liberated from self-sabotage, glass-ceilings, and small thinking. World changers rarely see themselves as such, and yet the world is yearning for the change each person is designed to release."
"All of humanity benefits when you are positioned and thriving in doing what you are made to do."
"My greatest passion is to help normal people see themselves as influencers, for good, who live from their true self with the confidence, strength, and bravery needed to advance into their purpose and calling."
What kind of therapies do you not offer?
Dr. Crawford’s personal areas of expertise do not include therapy for addiction, eating disorder, active psychotic symptoms. She is happy to refer you to another practitioner that can assist you with your therapy needs in these areas.
Is Dr. Crawford taking new clients?
There is generally a waiting list to become a patient of Dr. Crawford. However, she is happy to review new clients on a case by case basis.
I have never been to a psychologist before, what should I expect in therapy?
Dr. Crawford is a very down to Earth, vibrant, and encouraging psychologist. You can expect your first few visits to reflect intake, where Dr. Crawford will take the time to get to know you, your life, your struggles, and areas where you would like to see growth and development to allow you to optimally perform. She will then create an individualized treatment plan based on your needs and areas you want to develop. From then on each meeting will be tailored to help you work toward achieving your goals and objectives.
What age ranges do you serve?
Dr. Crawford provides therapy for individuals from ages 18 to 70. She will consider working with an adolescent client on a case by case basis to determine if she is the best fit. If Dr. Crawford determines that another practitioner may be a better fit, she is happy to provide a referral. Dr. Crawford enjoys her work and wants to ensure that she always prioritizes the needs of the individual seeking therapy.
How do I schedule an appointment?
If you are interested in setting up a consultation for therapy with Dr. Crawford, please click here to access her scheduling page and contact information in order to set up a phone consultation for Dr. Crawford to assess if she is the right fit for your needs. If Dr. Crawford determines that another practitioner in the office can better assist the client on their journey of healing or another practitioner that she knows will work best for the individual she will refer the client to them to ensure that the individual is provided with the best services to help them meet their needs and potential.
Do you take insurance? HSA?
Dr. Crawford does not take insurance but she does accept HSA. She is also happy to walk you through the process of using your out-of-network-insurance benefits if you like.
Will you help me file out of network insurance?
Dr. Crawford can assist clients in submitting out-of-network benefits by providing a superbill following each session.
Do you have a sliding fee?
Due to Dr. Crawford’s extensive training and expertise, as a clinical psychologist, she charges her full fee of $175.00 per session.
The other practitioners in Dr. Crawford’s office do offer a sliding fee.
Master’s level practicum, April Haley, focuses on marriage, family, adolescence, and pre-marital therapies. And Christy Neher, Master’s level counselor, LPC-S is EMDR certified, providing trauma therapy, marriage therapy, and works with adolescents and adults with anxiety, depression, and adjustment issues. Christy Neher also provides supervision for LPC trainees looking for supervision.
Is Dr. Crawford or her associates an emergency provider?
Neither Dr. Crawford nor her associates are set up to be an emergency provider. The hours of service are regularly scheduled appointments. Emergencies need to be directed to the closest hospital and/or calling 911.