Dr. Rebecca Crecraft

Postdoctoral Fellow

Hey! I’m Dr. Rebecca Crecraft! I’m a postdoctoral fellow, but I also go by trauma specialist, transitions expert, and family discord healer. I specialize in helping teens and adults who have experienced a trauma re-develop a sense of safety while we work together to replace negative life patterns that are keeping them from moving forward, and create healthy boundaries and coping skills that will lead to a healthier and more fulfilling life.

Trauma Specialist
Trauma can shatter your sense of security, and leave you feeling worried, numb or untrusting of others. I help teens and adults who have experienced traumas such as sexual assault, physical or emotional abuse, divorce, car accident, or loss of a loved one. I use Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT) and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) to process thoughts related to the trauma, as well as improve emotion regulation, and a sense of safety.

Transitions Expert
Transitions can mean anything from beginning college to changing careers.  Even when these changes are positive, they can cause a lot of stress, and lead to increased anxiety, sadness, or isolation.  I use Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) skills as well as Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) to help children and adults change negative thinking patterns, and develop skills to manage stress.

Family Discord Healer
I work with families who love each other deeply but need a little extra help communicating, parenting, and getting along.  We will work together to create healthy boundaries, implement positive parenting techniques, and promote the consistency that family members need to feel safe.  My goal is to get your family back to feeling like a team and functioning at its highest level!

Hey! I’m Dr. Rebecca Crecraft! I’m a postdoctoral fellow, but I also go by emotion-regulation expert, healthy boundary developer, and trauma healer.  I help people move on from their past experiences, create more rewarding relationships, and get a better grasp of their emotions.

Emotion Regulation
I work with people of all ages who have a hard time balancing and adjusting their emotions.  Successful emotion regulation impacts our ability to have healthy relationships, successful jobs, and overall happy lives.  Whether you are having a hard time managing anger at work or controlling your worry, which is keeping you from the friendships you want, let’s get a better handle on those emotions!

Healthy Boundaries
No matter what type of relationship we are talking about, establishing boundaries lets each of you know what kind of relationship you want, where your limits are, and what you need from it.  I teach individuals, couples, and families about healthy versus unhealthy boundaries, and help them implement them in their relationships to get more of what they want and less of what they don’t.

Moving Past Your Past
Emotional scars can stay with us, and keep us from reaching the lives we have envisioned for ourselves.  I create a safe environment for us to work through previous events and experiences that are negatively impacting your wellbeing today. After all, you have been carrying around that dead weight for years, isn’t it time to let it go?

Read Blog Posts by Dr. Crecraft

navigating the holidays as a trauma survivor
Adult Counseling

Trauma Therapist’s Guide to Navigating the Holidays

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stay sane during holiday travel
Adult Counseling

How to Stay Sane During Holiday Travel

The holidays can be a wonderful time of year, filled with pumpkin spiced lattes, family, friends, events and decorations. However, having to brave airports, trains, and ride shares during that…
kick negative thinking patterns out
Adult Counseling

Kick Negative Thinking Patterns Out of Your Life

Do you ever hear that voice in the back of your head that says, "you can’t do that, why even try" or "I’m a failure." Negative thoughts such as these…