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Damita Cravens, MS

Damita Cravens is a licensed professional counselor (LPC) who enjoys working with both youth and adults. Damita values a collaborative therapeutic alliance built on trust and a willingness to work together to meet treatment goals.  Damita believes in the importance of listening to her patients, as well as offering both empathy and guidance. Damita employs a client-centered approach to build strong therapeutic relationships with her patients.  Damita utilizes varied approaches to best meet the needs of her patients, including, existential, narrative, dialectical behavior therapy (DBT), cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), and client-centered methods.

Damita’s clinical interests include a variety of presenting issues, such as: depression and other mood disorders, bipolar disorder, eating disorders, post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), personality disorders, school issues, behavioral struggles, family conflict, parent-child relationship struggles, self-esteem issues, stress management, trauma, substance use and abuse, anxiety disorders, relationship difficulties, schizophrenia and pychosis, anger management, crisis management, as well as struggles with life transitions. 

Background

Damita earned her Bachelor of Arts in Art and Photograpy degree from Illinois State Univeristy. Damita previously worked in graphic and web design. 

Damita continued on earning her Master of Science in Counseling degree from National Louis University. Damita has previous experience working in a substance abuse facility, methadone clinic, and running DUI groups as well as parenting groups related to these issues.  Damita also has experience working in a partial hospitalization (PHP) and an intensive outpatient program (IOP) for eating disorder treatment, running groups and offering family services.  Damita also has experience offering case management, individual treatment, and psychoducation in a community mental health setting.

Damita also has training in sexual assault treatment as well as suicide prevention.  

Damita is a professional member of the Association of Black Psychologists.