Registered Mental Health Therapist
Craig completed his undergraduate degree at Lakehead University in Thunder Bay, Ontario in 1989. Following graduation, he returned to his home in Northern Ontario and was employed with the local Child Welfare & Protection Authority. Craig was familiar with the Agency as he had previously been employed as a Child Protection Worker Assistant and, upon attaining his Degree, was welcomed back as a full time, permanent CP Caseworker.
Throughout Craig's professional career, he has acted in a variety of roles and positions, from front-line to executive management, in later years. He has extensive experience within the non-profit sector as well as Government services. His skill development has been significantly influenced by his experiences gained within a wide scope of social service applications. Some of these include: child welfare, victim services, addictions, developmental disabilities, disability management and labour market re-entry (via WSIB), HIV/AIDS, child and family development, trauma-related crisis intervention, strategic planning, project management, change management and numerous others.
Craig is the founder and CEO of IMPRESSIONS Family Counselling Services and acts as the Corporation's President of operations and administration. Continued expansion is underway as Craig seeks to develop a collaborative and consultative network of qualified therapists and practitioners, in numerous fields of practice, in which to continuously assess and meet the expanding mental health needs of our Community and its residents.
Craig is a proactive professional with 30+ years utilizing organizational development experience, project/case management capabilities, direct intervention services, public relations, departmental liaison, human resource skills and direct social work counselling.
Craig is skilled in applications of professional social work practice, case management, psychosocial and interdisciplinary evaluations and assessments, training and teaching, individual and group counselling, mediation, trauma intervention and crisis management, team leadership, behaviour management planning, staffing and related administrative and human resource duties.
With years of leadership and community experience, Craig is a high performing, accountable and ethical professional with demonstrated experience in leading, inspiring and influencing. He is recognized for his passionate intuitive leadership, community investment, stakeholder engagement, enthusiasm and exceptional ability to motivate and engage people in a comfortable and positive manner.
Craig is Provincially recognized and licensed as a Registered Social Worker (RSW) in British Columbia, Canada and a past member in good standing with the Alberta College of Social Workers and the Manitoba Institute of Registered Social Workers. Additionally, Craig has been previously accredited as a Registered Rehabilitation Professional (RRP), although no longer serving in an active capacity within this specialty field of practice.
Craig is an active member of Psychology Today and their on-line Therapist Registry, located on the World Wide Web.
Recently, Craig has become an active member of World Wide Branding, a renowned international corporation specializing in the promotion and recognition of successful executives, professionals and entrepreneurs. This exclusive registry has elected Craig to be the 2015 recipient of extraordinary achievement in his field of professional practice.