Aga Crump, LPC Intern
Under Supervision by Elaine St. Marie LPC Supervisor
I am passionate about supporting women through challenging times and helping them find hope and healing. Coming from a long line of helpers I’ve always been drawn towards the helping professions and completed my undergraduate degree in psychology. After earning a master’s degree in organizational leadership and working in the business world for a few years I was left disenchanted with business and felt drawn to pursuing counseling further. However, it wasn’t until I suffered my own two pregnancy losses that I felt compelled to help others who may be going through their own difficulties and finally pursued my higher education in counseling. I specialize in perinatal counseling, including pregnancy loss, infertility, and postpartum anxiety and depression. I believe there is a great need to support women through these difficult and poorly understood seasons of life. I provide a safe space to grieve, process, heal, and grow.
The foundation of my practice is person-centered therapy, a collaborative approach where the therapist partners with the client on their therapeutic journey. Some of the other theories I incorporate include internal family systems, mindfulness, interpersonal neurobiology, and attachment theory. My hope is that that my clients leave my office feeling encouraged, empowered, and hopeful. I regard it as my highest honor to join my clients on their therapeutic journeys and help them find healing.
Supporting women throughout their reproductive journeys naturally led to supporting many of them onto their next chapters: parenting! Parenting in today's day and age is a challenging feat. It can be overwhelming to filter out and apply the various parenting strategies available to us today. A parenting consultation can help you find practical solutions towards connecting with your child and feeling empowered as a parent. My approach is informed by my formal studies in human development and counseling as well as my own personal experience of being a mother to two toddlers. I specialize in early-childhood parenting (0-5 years) and incorporate attachment theory, interpersonal neurobiology, positive discipline, and mindfulness into my work. A session is part educational (what is actually going on in that little mind and body) and part collaborative (how can we apply this information to your life). The goal is for you to feel empowered as a parent, connected with your child, and feel encouraged about your parenting decisions. We will work together towards getting to the place where you want to be as a parent.