James R. Craft, Ph.D.

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About James R. Craft, Ph.D.

Dr. Craft received his Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology in 1997 from Virginia Commonwealth University. His major training was in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy. He has also been influenced by Gestalt Therapy, Buddhist psychology, and Schema Therapy. In his previous work he’s worked in both juvenile and adult correctional facilities as well as hospital settings where he worked with patients with serious mental illnesses including schizophrenia, schizoaffective disorder, bipolar disorder, long-term depression, and dementia. Craft maintained a private practice for 11 years as well. In addition to being a Licensed Clinical Psychologist he is also a Certified Sex Offender Treatment Provider and through his training has come to understand both the offender and the trauma of those individuals who are offended against. His approach therapy as a collaboration between the client and therapist. It may involve identifying and correcting maladaptive thinking patterns. Understanding family of origin issues such as attachment issues, trauma, or re-occurring behaviors learned as a child to cope with family issues which surface in non-family relationships may be important. Identifying triggers to emotional responses and learning to de-couple from those triggers can also be helpful. Learning mindfulness techniques can help a person improve focus and become aware if they have slipped into thinking about the past which cannot be changed and or projected themselves into a future which may be different than imagined. Both states can lead one to create emotional states which do not serve the person well.

Locations

Glen Allen – West End

5213 Hickory Park Dr
Suite A
Glen Allen, VA 23059