Erin Cragin, MS, LMFT
Licensed Marriage and
Family Therapist #LMFT 84468


About Me

EDucation and training

Professional Experience

Areas Of Specialization

speaking topics

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About Me:

“Our wounds are often the openings into the best and most beautiful part of us.” — David Richo

I am passionate about working with individuals and couples to gain freedom from the tyranny of guilt and shame that block growth and healing. I work in a collaborative way with clients, helping them to learn to manage their emotions and develop strategies to lead more satisfying lives and experience loving relationships. By providing support and practical feedback I help my clients resolve current problems as well as long-standing patterns. Together we find solutions to a wide range of life's challenges. I work very hard to create a safe space for my clients, regardless of where you are in your faith journey or belief system. I will often draw upon my own experience to sensitively address your unique emotional, mental, spiritual and relational needs.

I consider it a privilege to come alongside you as you courageously journey towards a deeper, healthier understanding of yourself and your relationships. 

Education and Training

  • California State University Hayward 
  • M.S. in Counseling with Marriage, Family and Child Counseling Option 
  • U.C. Davis 
  • B.A. in Psychology, Emphasis in wellness.

Professional Experience:

  • Participant coordinator for the Healing Empowerment Release (HER) weekend for women 
  • MFT Intern with the San Diego Phobia Foundation
  • MFT Intern providing individual, family, marriage and group therapy
  • Eating Right Kids Southern California Ambassador
  • Health and Wellness Coordinator Dailard Elementary School
  • VITAS volunteer - visited Hospice patients and their families as needed
  • Small Group Leader Coach at C.V.C.F. 
  • MUD group leader - facilitated women's healing group
  • Boundaries (Cloud and Townsend) small group leader
  • Long Term Counseling Substitute, San Diego City Schools - worked with elementary age students to resolve conflicts
  • Visiting Teacher - Grossmont Union High School District - worked with at-risk youth
  • High School Guidance Counselor, Cathedral City High School, Cathedral City, CA
  • High School Guidance Counselor, Atwater H.S., Atwater, CA
  • Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist, #LMFT 84468, California Board of Behavioral Sciences

Areas of Specialization:

  • Eating Disorders
  • Identity Issues
  • Attachment
  • Addictions & Compulsions
  • Life Changes
  • Anxiety, Fear, & Stress
  • Emotion Management
  • Relationships & Marriage
  • Social Skills & Problems
  • Health & Body
  • Family Problems
  • Self-Esteem & Confidence
  • Depression & Mood
  • 12-step work

Speaking Topics:

  • Eating Disorders workshop: Workshop for youth leaders and pastors to learn to identify and help someone with an eating disorder
  • A Women's Need for Comfort: Why it's so import to nurture and comfort oneself and how to do it 

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