Student Counseling Intern
Sam Houston State University
Supervised by Shawna Munson, MA, LPC-S, LMFT-S
Hello to all! My name is Antrel Crawford. I am currently a Graduate Student at Sam Houston State University, completing my Masters of Education in Clinical Mental Health. I will be under the supervision of Shawna Munson, M. A., LPC-S, LMFT-S.
In 2016, I received my Bachelor of Arts in Victim Studies, with a minor in Human Services from Sam Houston State University. After graduation, I found myself wearing many hats working in the Department of Criminal Justice. I began as a correctional officer, though it was great experience I was ready to put my Bachelor’s Degree to use. So, I became a parole officer for 4 years. During that time, it was mandatory to work closely with the Sex Offender Treatment Provider. I became overly engaged, I enjoyed ensuring my clients were actively participating and successfully completing treatment. With that I learned, I had a greater calling to become a Counselor. In January 2021, I decided to take a leap of faith to begin my graduate student journey. I am currently almost to the finish line with this journey and hope to graduate in May 2024.
I currently have experience with individual counseling, however, I am actively training to add couples and children. I have found, many people have not found the right listener who is willing to hold space for them without judgement or criticism. I believe all people are capable of solving most concerns with their willingness to do the work and guidance of myself as their counselor. My approach to counseling is cognitive-behavioral, meaning together we analyze your thoughts, feelings, and behaviors. We then, identify if they are unrealistic/unhelpful and the effect they have on you. Lastly, we do the work to change those unhealthy thoughts and behaviors.
My goal is to handle your needs/concerns and meet your expectations to ensure a positive/safe counseling experience. My hope for you, is that we build a counseling relationship based on trust, open-mindedness, and willingness to achieve your treatment goals.
“Success as a therapist is not found in doing something for a client, but rather in being someone for the client.” -Ili Rivera Walter.