Nicole Craig

Nicole Craig (She/her)

Licensed Professional Counselor

MA, LPC, CADCI

Supervisor: Ongoing peer supervision

Do you feel anxious or depressed? Do intrusive thoughts or fears stop you from pursuing your goals? Are you disconnected from your creative side? I'm a skilled and caring therapist. My role is to help others explore feelings, thoughts and behaviors to help facilitate change and support healing.

Client Status

not accepting clients

Contact

503-444-9948

8050 SE 13th Avenue

Suite 206

Portland, 97202

At a Glance

Me

Rate: $80-$150

Provides free initial consultation

Provides telehealth services

Practicing Since: 2009

Languages: English

Faith: Agnosticism, Atheism, Buddhism

Services

  • Individual
  • Teen

Insurances Accepted

  • Out of Pocket
  • Out of Network
  • Aetna
  • MODA
  • OHP Open Card
  • PacificSource
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My work is strongly founded in establishing a safe and secure therapeutic relationship. I provide non-judgmental support for a variety of issues including anxiety, depression, life transitions, identity concerns, PTSD/trauma, mood disorders, psychotic disorders, personality disorders and chronic illnesses. I tailor my approach to your needs. Some ways we may work together include art therapy or mindfulness-based approaches. I see every client as a unique individual to be treated with respect, an open mind, objectivity, and acceptance. I provide a safe environment where you can speak both openly and freely.

Your well-being, happiness, and progress are at the center of your therapy. I'm a strong advocate, and I work with adolescents and adults of all ages. I am an LGBTQ affirmative provider, and am experienced working with other non-traditional lifestyles. I love working with people invested in personal growth and healing. I will work to help you find new outcomes to problems that may keep repeating. I have several years experience working with addictions and am a certified alcohol and drug counselor (CADC). Prior to becoming a therapist I worked as a first responder in responding to psychiatric, medical , and traumatic emergencies, and I enjoy working with other current and former first responders. Variable hours, including evening and weekend appointments.

Techniques I Use

Specialties

  • Mindfulness-based External link

    Being mindful can make it easier to savor the pleasures in life as they occur, help you become fully engaged in activities, and create a greater capacity to deal with adverse events. Many individuals report greater resiliency and deeper self-compassion.

  • Art Therapy External link

    As an art therapist, I believe we are all artists who deserve the pleasure of art making. I have used this modality in a variety of ways; helping people process grief and trauma externally, as a means to improve reality testing for individuals with psychosis, as a tool for depression and anxiety, and as a method to increase insight.

Issues I Treat

Specialties

  • Drug Dependence / Abuse / Addiction External link

    I bring a holistic view to addiction recovery, helping others to bring attention to development of the whole person. You can think of this as different levels; physical, emotional, mental and spiritual, or as accessing inner and outer resources. I have 8 years counseling experience working with individuals in various stages of their journey in recovery in a variety of settings.

  • LGBTQ Issues External link

    I provide an LGBTQ affirmative approach to psychotherapy which recognizes the immense value of each LGBTQ person’s well-being and creates a supportive environment for personal acceptance and growth. Experienced working with youth and adults, I work to provide a supportive environment to serve as a counter-force to issues regarding minority status and to help liberate your full potential.

  • PTSD External link

    Survivors of trauma may feel as though their nervous systems are 'stuck'. I am experienced in the treatment of trauma symptoms, and will work with you to understand your own stress reactions, moving towards a life of greater ease. I'm a certified clinical trauma professional, and can integrate multiple healing modalities in our work together.

  • Anxiety External link

    I incorporate a mindfulness-based approach to working with anxiety, working to help others change their relationship to their own anxious thoughts. Mindfulness can help us focus on the present moment rather than on feelings of worry or panic, meaning anxious thoughts become temporary, and are no longer viewed as reflections of reality.

  • Depression External link

    Therapy can ease depression and help silence that inner critical voice that keeps you stuck. Using an individualized approach, I will work with you to get past these painful feelings and get back to your life. Treatment may include integrating new skills for coping, and techniques to help keep you focused on the present rather than ruminating on the past.

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