LAURA CRAIG-BRAY, PH.D.
Laura Craig-Bray, Ph.D., a graduate of Clark University has been licensed as a clinical psychologist since 1995. Over the course of her career Laura has taught at the college level, directed a college counseling center and worked as a school psychologist in addition to her private practice. Laura’s passion is collaborating with people to create a life filled with meaning and joy despite whatever challenges or obstacles they are encountering. In general, she works from a problem solving, strength based approach to help people negotiate the difficulties that bring them to therapy. Dr. Craig-Bray is especially interested in supporting individuals, couples and families as they negotiate the myriad transitions and challenges presented by modern life, such as matriculating to college, a new career, chronic disease, parenthood, retirement, bereavement or divorce.
While her skill set involves Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT), including Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Laura knows that the relationship between therapist and client is of primary importance. She also employs mindfulness based strategies and meditation when appropriate. In addition, she has completed advanced training in Emotion Focused Therapy (EFT), an empirically based intervention used with couples and families derived from attachment theory. Finally, 14 years in the public school system have made her a valuable resource to parents whose children are experiencing academic, emotional and developmental challenges, such as learning disabilities, PDD and ADHD.