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 depression & anxiety therapist. 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.

Depression & Anxiety Therapist
Depression and anxiety can leave you feeling drained, controlled by your negative or anxious thoughts, and trapped by an overwhelming sense of sadness or worry. It can feel like a fog that seems like it will never lift. I use Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) to identify and challenge negative thinking patterns that are no longer serving you in your life, and teach you tools to better manage symptoms to finally get you feeling good!

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?

Ready to work with Dr. Crecraft?

Read Blog Posts by Dr. Crecraft

navigating the holidays as a trauma survivor
Adult Counseling

Trauma Therapist’s Guide to Navigating the Holidays

The holidays are thought to be a time of togetherness and joy. What happens when the very things that are supposed to make you happy, actually bring up feelings of…
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…
Survivor Guilt
Dr. Rebecca Crecraft

Survivor Guilt

In the wake of a second suicide by a survivor of the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School shooting in Parkland Florida, it’s essential to open the discussion about survivor guilt.…