Cynthia Crabb, LPC, LPCC, SEP, clinical supervisor. email@example.com, 412-552-3077. Feel free to reach out with any questions about getting started. I am not taking new clients at this time, but supervise all the excellent therapists below.
Trainings I have completed include the following: Somatic Experiencing Institute, certificate program; HRC: Promoting Emotional Well-Being for LGBTQ Youth; Making the Invisible, Visible: A Trauma Healing Journey from Hauntings to Wholeness, an exploration of Transgenerational Trauma; Systemic Trauma and Shame.
Taking new clients
As a Counselor and Somatic Experiencing Therapist (Advanced level), I support and hold space for the healing of all kinds of trauma. I enjoy working with clients who seek support with chronic illness, sexuality, self growth, relationships & attachment, life transitions, family, systemic trauma and multigenerational or cultural matters.
I believe we are deeply impacted by the cultural, social and historical contexts to which we originate, exist, and navigate; therefore I strive to attune to and support these facets of your experience in our work.
My work ultimately aims to support you in experiencing yourself authentically, spaciously and in connection with yourself and the surrounding world. I utilize a collaborative, client centered and experiential approach to therapy that centers on each client's unique personality, goals and needs.
My primary modality is Somatic Experiencing, which is a therapeutic approach used to address trauma-related stress responses. I also enjoy integrating internal family systems (IFS), narrative therapy, imagery and the magic of the natural world. Please reach out if you're interested in working together!
Taking new clients
Specialties: Individual adults, LGBTQIA+, Mind-body connection, depression, anxiety, identity exploration.
My approach to counseling incorporates the information our bodies provide as it relates to our mental health. This awareness coupled with the thoughts and emotions that we experience can provide a new insight into how to improve relationship to others and ourselves. The theories that inform my approach include Relational-Cultural, Emotionally Focused and Mind-Body Therapies. I believe the client is the expert in what they need, and it is my role to work collaboratively with the client to help them reach their goals. The counseling experience provides an opportunity to be truly seen, heard and accepted.
I have had diverse experiences that have led me to this point, including work in the service industry, as a support person for survivors of sexual assault, providing queer-centered community sex education, and as a union labor organizer. My experiences, relationships, interests and personal healing journey have led me to this point of feeling ready to help others as they navigate their own paths.
I graduated with a Master of Arts from Indiana University of Pennsylvania’s Clinical Mental Health Counseling program. I have also completed a Mind-Body Therapy certificate program through Embodied Philosophies. I have experience working with adults 18 and older. I enjoy working with individuals exploring their identities, navigating depression and anxiety, and those searching for connection and meaning. I am poly, kink and LGBTQIA+ affirming, and trauma informed.
Has a waiting list
It’s hard to navigate a world that was built against your needs. As a queer, nonbinary, neurodivergent person of color, I recognize the impact of oppressive systems on mental health. My approach to therapy involves untangling experiences with marginalization and complex trauma, as well as helping clients develop authenticity, boundaries, and self-advocacy skills.
I practice eclectically, drawing from person-centered, feminist, and narrative theories, as well as the social model of disability. I have a particular interest in working with LGBTQIA+, neurodivergent, and BIPOC folx, or anyone impacted by systems such as ableism, classism, fatphobia, xenophobia, etc. I am also passionate about working with adult adoptees in processing grief, loss, separation and attachment trauma.
I hold a Master of Science in Counseling Psychology from Chatham University and have worked in the mental health field since 2019. My clinical work has centered around queer and trans mental health, and I am trained in writing letters of referral for gender-affirming surgeries. I also have experience with and am affirming towards poly/kink/sex work.
Specialties: Couples, families, individuals interested in Somatic Experiencing trauma work.
I approach therapy as a relational process that can help scaffold and build upon strengths a client brings into the office. My work is informed by a background in social and environmental justice organizing, community herbalism, working with queer/trans communities and sexual assault survivors. Some of our work together may involve an exploration of larger social, cultural, familial, and ecological systems that clients are situated within.
I have a Master of Science (MSCP) in Counseling Psychology from Chatham University, and I’m a Somatic Experiencing Practitioner (SEP) in-training at the Advanced level. Somatic Experiencing is a modality that aims to help the body complete natural threat response cycles that are thwarted when trauma occurs. Through bringing greater awareness to the body and tracking sensations, we will work towards understanding and shifting automatic nervous system reactions that are no longer serving you.