Saira Crawford, MA, LMFT, AT

Saira Crawford, MA, LMFT, AT

Professions: Creative Arts Therapy, Marriage & Family Therapy, Psychotherapy
License Status: I'm a licensed professional.
Primary Credential: LMFT - 95989
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1-800-651-8085 ext. 34557
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Office 1
650 Hampshire Rd #104
Westlake Village, CA
Thousand Oaks, California 91361
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I don't currently accept insurance, but I can provide documentation if clients wish to submit to an insurance company for "out of network" benefit coverage

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My job is to help parents understand and respond to some of the most common and typical challenges that arise in early childhood: aggression, defiance, inconsolable crying, children who are slow-to-warm-up, sleep challenges. With young children ages 0-5, I offer dyadic therapy sessions to meet the needs of each family and assist in implementing the coping skills and strategies practiced in session at home. I offer individual therapy for children older than 6 years, but I will continue to communicate with parents regularly in order to support your family in lasting success.

Email or Call Saira Crawford, MA, LMFT, AT at 1-800-651-8085 ext. 34557

More Info About My Practice

Saira Crawford is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist and Art Therapist at Engage Therapy. Mrs. Crawford runs art therapy groups for children, teenagers and young adults in the PHP, IOP, Dual Diagnosis and Recovery Programs at Engage. She also has a private practice at Engage Therapy. She has published research on Self-Care: Art For Art Therapists and presented her research at the American Art Therapy Association?s national conference. She is currently on the board at SoCal AATA as the student liaison. Mrs. Crawford?s clinical focus has been using art therapy for early intervention and prevention with children and families. She has provided in-home care for children and families in South Los Angeles, hosted parent support groups, and facilitated art therapy for clients in various levels of care including hospitals, PHP, IOP, and private practice. Mrs. Crawford loves her job and still enters sessions with the same enthusiasm as when she found out Art Therapy was a real thing!

My Therapy Focus

Creating art is a way for children to communicate their inner emotions, thoughts and understandings of the world. Through art and play children are able to increase their expression, strengthen relationships and understand the areas in life that are challenging. Parents are able to witness their childs' process and explore the inner world that is difficult to reach with words.

From The American Art Therapy Association:

Art therapy is based on the understanding that the creative process of art making is healing and supporting of personal development. Through art making, its observation, and self-reflection under the guidance of an art therapist, one can increase self-awareness, cope with illness, stress, and trauma, enhance cognitive abilities, and enjoy the life-affirming joy of creative endeavors.

Art therapists are professionals trained in both art and therapy and hold a Masters or Ph.D. degree in art therapy or a related field. Art therapists work with children, adolescents, and adults and provide services to individuals, couples, families, groups, and communities.

Services I Provide

  • Coaching
  • Creative Arts Therapy
  • Family Therapy
  • Group Therapy
  • Individual Therapy & Counseling

Ages I Work With

  • Children
  • Teens

Languages

  • English

Groups I Work With

    Young Children, Children

Client Concerns I Treat

  • Abandonment
  • Abuse / Abuse Survivor Issues
  • Adjusting to Change / Life Transitions
  • Aggression and Violence
  • Anger
  • Anxiety
  • Attachment Issues
  • Behaviorism
  • Blended Family Issues
  • Caregiver Issues / Stress
  • Communication Problems
  • Creative Blocks
  • Depression
  • Divorce / Divorce Adjustment
  • Emotional Abuse
  • Family of Origin Issues
  • Family Problems
  • Grief, Loss, and Bereavement
  • Inattention, Impulsivity, and Hyperactivity (ADHD)
  • Irritability
  • Life Purpose / Meaning / Inner-Guidance
  • Mood Swings / Mood Disturbance
  • Oppositional and Defiant Behavior in Children and Teen
  • Parenting
  • Physical Abuse
  • Post Partum Depression
  • Posttraumatic Stress / Trauma
  • Pregnancy and Birthing
  • Relationships and Marriage
  • Self-Compassion
  • Self-Confidence
  • Self-Doubt
  • Self-Esteem
  • Self-Love
  • Spirituality
  • Stress
  • Trust Issues
  • Values Clarification
  • Women's Issues
  • Worry
  • Young Adult Issues

Types of Therapy

  • Art Therapy
  • Breathwork
  • Expressive Arts Therapy
  • Humanistic Psychology
  • Play Therapy

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