Pamela Crutchfield, LCSWServing Individuals, Children & Families
I am interested in evaluating the whole person within their systems including, primary attachment relationships, implicit and explicit messages that adults received as children, looking at maladaptive patterns established in childhood that need to be corrected to return to the authentic self. I use the work of Gabor Mate, MD and Dan Siegel, MD in my treatment of individuals and families. I use a variety of therapeutic tools, including but not limited to, Interpersonal Neurobiology, family of origin, play therapy, attachment theory, strengths-focused models, cognitive behavioral, psychodynamic and couple’s therapy practices based on the IMAGO work of Harville Hendricks. I have also worked extensively with Hispanic and African clients.
Additionally, I have two therapy dogs that I can bring into the session depending on the client’s needs. Rosie is a three year old husky. She is playful and friendly. Petunia is a one year old mini Australian Shepard who is loving and calm.
Professional Experience & Education
I have been in private practice for 15 years. Additionally I was a clinician at Kinship House for 6 years, working with foster and adoptive children and families. I was a Peace Corps volunteer for two years in West Africa after college and went on to receive my Master of Science in Social Work from the University of Wisconsin, Madison in 1997.
Interpersonal Neurobiology Brain Development in Teens, Blended Families, Reactive Attachment Disorder, Working to Raise Confident Children, Greenspan’s Floortime model, Play Therapy with Traumatized Children, Children and Families in High Conflict Divorce, IMAGO Couple’s Counseling, Circle of Security, Attachment Theory & Infant Brain Development at UCLA The Stress/Disease connection.
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