Lauren Craig Bio
Personal Statement: Although I am new to Aggieland, I am a born and raised Texan who is excited to be back in the Lone Star State! I feel privileged with the opportunity to work with Texas A&M students in my work at the SCS. College can be both a rewarding and challenging time of life, and I honor and welcome the growth and change that occurs during these years. In my work, I hope to make the counseling experience feel like a safe space where clients can explore this stage of life, including thoughts and feelings about who they are and who they would like to be as well as unique strengths and values they have. In order to do this, I feel that it is important to meet clients where they are and collaborate with them in identifying goals and working toward improvement in all areas of their life, including relationships, academics and career choices. Overall, I feel that every person has a right to feel that their voice is heard, honored and respected and I work to provide a space where clients feel this. In my personal time, I love traveling home to visit family, taking my dogs to the dog park, reading, going to the movies, or watching college sports!
B.S. Psychology, Midwestern State University
M.A. Counseling Psychology, University of Central Oklahoma
Ph.D. Counseling Psychology, University of Oklahoma (in progress)
Internship: Texas A&M University Student Counseling Service (in progress)
Areas of Special Interest: Working with student-athletes; Sexual orientation, gender identity & gender expression; Intersectionality of identities; Social justice & Diversity issues; Self-esteem/Self-worth
Theoretical Orientation: I view my clients as continually evolving individuals who are more than the sum of the concerns they bring to counseling. My primary theoretical orientation is an interpersonal process approach informed by a narrative perspective. I also integrate cognitive-behavioral strategies and mindfulness-based approaches as warranted.