Saren E. Craig

Master of Arts Counseling & Guidance

Registered Counselor Associate, Oregon


Pronouns: They/Them

Location of Self: 

I grew up with all the cultural and geographical influences of the Southernmost part of the Missouri Ozarks. It has been a journey of growth and self discovery. I asked the hard and forbidden questions. The process of unfolding is continuous. 

Education and access to accurate information through research has been a major privilege.

To the caretakers, educators, therapists, mentors and supervisors that helped me along the way. Thank you for your wisdom, acceptance, kindness and patience.

Formal Education and Training:

Masters Degree in Counseling and Guidance with an emphasis in Mental Health from The University of Missouri-Kansas City (2018). B.A. in Psychology from the University of Missouri-Kansas City (2014).

I have experience in a variety of settings, including inpatient psychiatric hospitals, community mental health, private practice, case management, and supported housing.

I am still learning, there is just so much to know.

Graduate level coursework included:

Theories of Counseling, Methods of Counseling, Counseling in a Pluralistic Society, Theory & Methods of Sex Counseling, Life Span Human Development, Theories & Methods of Group Counseling, Couples & Family Therapy, Theory & Techniques of Family Systems Therapy, Assessment Methods in Professional Counseling, Ethics & Professional Issues in Counseling, Psychopathology: Diagnosis & Classification, Career Development, Special Counseling Methods for Substance Abuse, Principles & Methods of Research, and Prevention, Consultation & Program Evaluation in Community Settings.

Additional training:

Transgender Care: Assessment and Planning for Gender-Affirming Medical Care, Internal Family Systems Therapy, Telehealth Legal and Ethical Issues.



Proud Member of ORSAIGE

Currently I am practicing as a Counselor Intern in the state of Oregon under the supervision of Catherine Nyhan, LPC. You may contact them at