Catherine Crawford, MA, ATR, MFT
Catherine Crawford, LMFT, ATR is a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist and Registered Art Therapist specializing in the needs of intuitive empath children and adults, and author of The Highly Intuitive Child: A Guide to Understanding and Parenting Unusually Sensitive and Empathic Children (Hunter House, 2009; and translated into German and Dutch).
Professor Crawford has more than two decades of counseling experience and has worked with hundreds of clients of all ages. She has a private practice, the Center for Life Passages, in Mountain View, California, USA. Crawford has appeared on television on the ABC show “The View from the Bay” as a child development expert and her articles on children’s intuition, empathy and stress have appeared in hundreds of magazines and newspapers across the United States. She is a national speaker and presenter on the topic of children’s intuition/empathy as well as a frequent national radio guest including interviews on ABC radio and public radio stations from coast to coast.
Catherine, who is herself intuitive, empathic, and highly sensitive, has a unique understanding of the gifts and challenges of highly intuitive/spiritual children and adults. As a mother, she is also tuned in to the needs of parents.
Professor Crawford has been moved by the experiences of the highly intuitive adults she counsels. As children, many of them suppressed and shut off their special abilities because parents and other important people in their lives reacted negatively. As adults, these clients struggle with feeling disconnected, unable to trust their inner guidance, and are troubled by shame, anxiety, and depression.
She has helped her clients bring their gifts back to life, but the healing process can be lengthy and difficult. She was inspired to write The Highly Intuitive Child to prevent this kind of suffering. She wants to encourage the parents of today to acknowledge their children’s intuitive and empathic abilities and skillfully support their unique needs.
She sees within these children our future scientists, politicians, doctors, leaders, educators, and healers – in other words, gifted people who will put their intuition to work solving the significant issues of our time. She urges parents, caretakers, and teachers not to discount the significant role intuition can play in life.
Raising highly intuitive children with love, insight, and support, Professor Crawford believes, is critical not only to the well-being of the children themselves, but also to the betterment of our world.
Mountain View, California USA
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