Rebecca (Becky) Crain
Outpatient Mental Health Professional
Certification: EMDR and TF-CBT Trained Clinician
Year Joined: 2019
Years of Experience: 15 years
Undergraduate School: St. Cloud State University
Undergraduate Degree: B.S. in Psychology with a minor in Human Relations
Graduate School: St. Cloud State University
Graduate Degree: M.S. in Community Counseling
After my undergraduate degree, I worked with adults with development disabilities, in the community. During graduate school and had the opportunity to complete an internship, working at a State Hospital with Adolescents. Following graduation, I worked with youth and adolescents in a residential treatment facility. I did this for over 11 years. My interest has been working with children and adolescents, but enjoy helping anyone who is looking for help. My work with children and adolescents has included Individual, Group, and Family Therapy, including individual and family assessments. I have enjoyed being able to work with children and their families, including grandparents, parents, siblings, and aunts and uncles. I believe family work can be very helpful in addressing behavioral and/or mental health symptoms, especially those experienced by children. I am very thankful for the things the children I have worked with have taught me. I have also spent time after school in classes regarding grief and loss, attachment, child development, and human sexuality.
I tend to utilize Cognitive Behavioral Therapy Techniques. I also tend to utilize a Narrative Therapy approach, and believe in this approach to therapy, to help clients tell their story, to validate their perceptions and experiences. There is great power in telling a personal story. I have been trained in both Trauma Focused-Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT) and Eye Movement Desensitization Reprocessing (EMDR) In the many years I have worked with children and families, I have leaned creative techniques to help with the therapeutic process.
I very much enjoy photography and I love music. I enjoy time in Northern Minnesota and enjoy time with my family. Art and craft projects, including renewing old items or furniture is something I enjoy very much.