Molly Crenshaw, LPC Intern
Supervised by Candyce Ossefort-Russell, LPC-S
I am warm and open-hearted. I know through educational training and personal experience how feeling connected and supported with the help of an empathetic counselor can help. You don’t have to go through this alone, I’m here to help. I can be with you through all the stuck places. If you’re feeling lost, then together we can gently explore and shine light on what might be holding you back from living your life. If you’re feeling disconnected, I can help you find connection.
My firm belief is that we are all good, loving people, who sometimes lose our way. Whether it’s due to a crisis or ongoing bumps along the road, we need help healing and overcoming obstacles. Contemporary research suggests that we best learn to do this with a caring professional in a safe space where we can explore who we are. It’s my goal to create that space and facilitate your healing.
I specialize in helping adults through relationship issues, depression, anxiety, parenting issues, and self esteem issues. I have a particular interest in helping mothers and their partners navigate the entire family creating process from preconception counseling through fertility issues, adoption, miscarriage, birth, postpartum, and beyond. The process of becoming a parent is one of the biggest life transitions we can experience. Medical help is provided during pregnancy, but little is available in our society to help with emotional and mental health during pregnancy and after birth. Our ancestors had ways of celebrating a mother’s birth into motherhood. Often her maternal family would surround her and help care for her and her baby for three months after birth, while the father would be surrounded by paternal family. There was wisdom in that practice! It’s my goal to provide the support during this time that so many mothers and partners need. Our culture also does little to support couples going through fertility issues and adoption issues, and I provide that support.
I have over ten years experience as a Montessori trained preschool teacher which taught me that we all are born inherently good, but sometimes we need someone’s help to look at our environment to see what is getting in the way of our development. I also worked at a Waldorf homeschool co-op, where I learned how play, nature, and creativity can nurture the soul. I have a keen interest in supporting those who are with children, either as teachers or parents because I know how challenging and important this work is. I can help you find ways of taking care of yourself, which will make you better able to take care of others. I am empathetic with children of all ages, including the child within you. To work with me, call 512/201-4501, ext. 147 or request an appointment today. I look forward to hearing from you.