Therapist in Bedford, New Hampshire Craig Washington, Therapist

License: LCSW-C

Provider Gender: Male

Ages Served: 11-14, 18-21, 27-64

Appointments: In-office only. Telehealth not available

Manages Medications: No, provides therapy only

Therapist in Bedford, New Hampshire Craig Washington, LCSW-C

Craig Washington, LCSW-C

Prior to obtaining my Master’s Degree I had worked as a residential counselor for adjudicated adolescent males at Our House in Greenfield, MA. In the late 80s I moved to Oakland California where I worked as an Activity Therapist at a treatment program for adolescents in the Mission District of San Francisco doing Art Therapy and small group therapy.

I earned my Master’s Degree in Social Welfare from the University of California at Berkeley School of Social Welfare. While at Berkeley I did an internship at San Francisco General Hospital in their Behavioral Health unit where I worked as a discharge social worker, doing clinical assessments and connecting patients to resources. In my second year I worked at the Veterans Administration in Martinez, CA doing individual therapy.

I graduated from Berkeley in 1994 and moved to Maryland where I worked as psychiatric social worker at Southern Maryland Hospital Center doing discharge planning and follow-up visits with psychiatrists and counselors. I conducted groups on the ward involving medication compliance and conducted family meetings to facilitate the return of the patient to the family.

I became a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in 1997 and began working primarily with adolescents in a group practice setting working primarily with males who were oppositional, defiant and traumatized. There also were a number of adolescents experiencing the onset of mental illness as well as substance abusers “ with many having had abuse in their backgrounds. I focused more on the adolescent population – initially using a short-term model centered on setting and achieving goals. Subsequently, based on the clinical need, this evolved into a more specifically trauma-focused group. In addition to my work with adolescents I have experience working with couples counseling as well as individual work with adults diagnosed with severe mental illnesses.

When I worked as therapist in a group practice I tended to use Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for many of my clients. I found the modality effective for many of my younger clients because it drew a clear line between their thought process, feelings and behaviors. For my patients with anxiety disorders, PTSD in particular, I often use mindfulness techniques.

Hobbies and Interests I am a certified rescue scuba diver, and have a third-degree black belt in Tae Kwon Do which I teach on weekends.

I will be offering individual therapy, treatment of the dually diagnosed and eventually I will be doing group counseling. I am fluent in English and French and intermediate in Korean.

Expertise

Insurances Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Community Health Options (CHO)
  • ComPsych
  • Elevance Health (Anthem BCBS)
  • Evernorth (Cigna)
  • Humana
  • MediNcrease Health Plans (MHP)
  • MultiPlan (PHCS)
  • Optum (UnitedHealthcare)
  • Partners Direct Health
  • Provider Network of America (PNOA)
  • Sana Benefits
  • Tricare East (Humana Military)
  • Tufts
  • US Family/Martin Point Health Plan

Interventions

  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)

Languages

  • English
  • French
  • Korean

Locations

FAQs

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