Lance Crawford, L.P.C.


Lance Crawford is a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) in the state of Oregon and provides culturally specicific mental health services at the Avel Gordly Center for Healing. He has been in the mental health field since 2013 and has worked with a wide range of populations including: young adults, at-risk youth, LGBTQ, substance abuse, and community mental health. He holds a Master of Arts degree in Clinical Counseling from Eastern Mennonite University, a small private insitution in the southwestern region of Virginia. Mr. Crawford's calling to the mental health field has afforded him the opportunity to sit with individuals who have a range of mental health concerns and assist them in navigating through “the storm” to land at a place of calm and stability. In his experiences working with clients, he has discovered that we, as humans, are all capable and deserving of living a life fulfilled with meaning and purpose.

Mr. Crawford's approach to counseling is relational and organic in nature, meaning that the goal is for trust and the therapeutic relationship to develop naturally. Lance is a level II AEDP (Aceelerated Experiential Dynamic Pyschotherapy) Therapist and is on track to become certified in that modality in the near future. He believes that counseling is a powerful experience that provides individuals with the opportunity to access vulnerable emotions and to do that effectively, a positive rapport must be established. Mr. Crawford's theroetical orientation dervies from from mostly Attachment Theory however, he utilizes interventions from a variety of other modalities including CBT, DBT, Mindfulness-Based practices, and Motivational-Interviewing. Mr. Crawford finds that exploring our attachment patterns help to reveal deeper understanding of the relationships in which we find ourselves and in return, rewards us with a stronger sense of self and security to manage our own lives. He is also driven to help clients make positive change by exploring and resolving ambivalence. Mr. Crawford believes that learning how to trust our own internal compass increases self-awareness and resiliency.

Education and training

    • M.A., 2017, Eastern Mennonite University
  • Certifications

    • Level II AEDP Therapist



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