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Dr. Lorraine Crockford is a Licensed MFT providing services in California and works primarily with adults that have experienced a traumatic incident, complex trauma of childhood or both. Many of Dr. C’s clients come to address challenges in their relationships realizing the symptoms they experience are related to the fallout and the story that we tell ourselves or what others say. Many people come to believe their lives can get better. Dr. C is particularly passionate about serving first responder's; nurses; fire; police; sheriff's; 911 operator's; Paramedics and loved ones related to people in these professions.
Dr. C is trained in Cognitive Processing for PTSD [CPT] CBT, and psychodynamic therapies. CPT focuses on trauma belief systems. She provides calming strategies [EFT] [EMDR-Trained-I & II] and visualization that shifts the survival response. This combined approach supports clients to move beyond the symptoms of post traumatic stress and improve relatedness.
Dr. C's style is directive and interactive, thoughtful and non-judgmental. When clients first start therapy she focuses to understand your history and experience of your lifeworld and describe treatment options.
Dr. C received her PHD from Fielding Graduate University Santa, Barbara CA. She received her Master’s in clinical psychology [MFT] at Antioch University. In her doctoral studies Dr. Crockford completed a 6-year study of first responder’s. One of her most significant experiences was volunteering at a treatment center in California for first responders who provided their stories in order to help other responders make their lives better. Her prior experience with addictive studies revealed the long term effects of untreated trauma that often underly self-medication. Dr. Crockford has worked in the areas of medical institutions, education, community mental health and private practice. Outside of private practice, her passion is the outdoors, family, and the dogs in her life.
Addiction - Coping with emotional discomfort and suffering; reducing or abstaining from unwanted behaviors such as unhealthy gambling or shopping
Anxiety - Coping with excessive worry, nervousness, or stress; intense discomfort in social settings (social anxiety); sudden and intense feelings of panic (panic disorder)
Life transitions - Coping with difficult or impactful life changes, such as moving to a new area, relationship transitions, child rearing, or career changes; learning self-care to better manage resulting stress
Trauma - Coping and healing after threatening or scary events, such as witnessing accidents or experiencing sexual, verbal, emotional, or physical abuse
Work stress - Managing overwhelming stress and expectations; increasing effective ways of restoring and maintaining emotional stability and health; addressing challenging relationships with coworkers and bosses
Panic attacks / panic disorder - Brief, intense periods of overwhelming fear or anxiety
This provider can support you in getting reimbursement from your insurance company if you are seeking out-of-network reimbursement. Here are the out-of-network billing options they provide:
Frequency of sessions this provider offers to see clients once you are an established client.
I use ALMA and Headway Platforms for billing insurance. They can verify your insurance, and expected copay amounts. Unfortunately I am opting out of Medicare and Medi-Cal and any Advantage insurance . If you are a First Responder I am happy to work with you and offer a sliding scale.
Years of Experience: 26 years
Lorraine Crockford PHD. LMFT, Practice, 1996 - Present
Napa Valley Unified School District, Mental Health Clinician, Creator of The NVUSD Intern Program, 2011 - 2017
Napa County, Mental Health Clinician, 2006 - 2008
Torrance Memorial Medical Center, Primary Therapist, 2005 - 2006
Fielding Graduate University Santa Barbara, California. PHD Human Development 2019. Focus on Post Traumatic Stress on First Responders., PHD Human Development, 2019
John F. Kennedy University, , EMDR Parts I & II J2016-2017 CEUS, 2017
Bessell van der Kolk “The Body Keeps the Score” 18-hour training 2016, Trauma Type-l & ll CEUS, 2016
John Preston, Brain BehaviorNapa Solano Psychological Association , CEUS, 2010
LAFD Critical Stress Management Training: Mitchell Model, Los Angeles California , CEUS, 2002
UCLA-Tavistock: University of California Los Angeles, CEUS, 1998
Antioch University Los Angeles California: MA Clinical Psychology 1996, MA. CLinical Psychology, 1996