My name is Rachel Crawford and I am a Board Certified Art Therapist (ATR-BC) and a Licensed Professional Counselor Associate (LPCA) based in Charlotte, NC, operating from trauma-informed, person-centered, and strengths-based theoretical frameworks. I earned my Master’s Degree in Art Therapy and Mental Health Counseling from The George Washington University and my Bachelor’s Degree in Studio Art and Psychology from The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. I am currently a Clinical Therapist at a private practice called Zola Counseling where my work is comprised of preteens, adolescents, and young adults navigating trauma, grief and loss, anxiety, adoption and attachment issues, depression and suicidality, LGBTQ issues, learning disabilities, pregnancy, and postpartum.
Apart from my time as a private practitioner, I am also a Clinical Consultant for an international humanitarian organization called Playing to Live with technical expertise in Child Protection; Mental Health and Psychosocial Support (MHPSS); Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities (IDD); Maternal, Newborn, and Child Health (MNCH), Sexual and Gender Based Violence (SGBV); and Integrative Oncology. Additionally, I have traveled to Zambia, Zimbabwe, Botswana, Uganda, Tanzania, South Africa, Rwanda, Ethiopia, India, The Bahamas, Italy, Scotland, France, and England for educational and humanitarian purposes.