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Craig M. Hands, Ph.D.


Dr. Hands draws upon a rich array of psychological research, approaches, and experience to assist in understanding and treatment of the underlying causes of emotional distress.

He views symptoms as emotional messengers that have important stories to tell. Learning about these stories and their emotional meaning is a crucial step in the direction of lessening and the ultimate elimination of psychological symptoms and emotional pain.

By employing cognitive and insight-oriented therapeutic approaches, focus is directed on challenges related to the unique life circumstances associated with relationship issues, self-destructive life patterns, trauma, anxiety, depression, personal loss, insomnia, and work-related difficulties.

Dr. Hands has extensive expertise in working with individuals, couples, families, and those who have experienced particularly challenging life situations with limited past success. For over 25 years, he has provided non-judgmental assistance to individuals by addressing conscious and unconscious blocks leading to years of self-destructive behavior and silent emotional pain.

Once the causes and effects of personal challenges are understood in their proper context, a new sense of freedom and control emerges, empowering healthier life choices and often turning years of pain into positive and meaningful life change.

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