Get to Know: Erin Cragin

Erin Cragin, MS, LMFT

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist
#LMFT 84468

How would your friends describe you?

My friends would describe me as kind, funny, empathetic, reliable, caring, fun and clumsy.

Why did you want to become a therapist?

Im not really sure when I knew I wanted to become a therapist. I do know that my personal therapy experiences and  life struggles have led me naturally down this path of becoming a therapist.  I had a couple of amazing therapists who, because of their dedication to my wellbeing, influenced who I am today.  Plus, much of my healing and change came when I began helping others so being a therapist was/is a natural fit.  I truly get as much out as I put in. Clients ask me all the time if I get sick of hearing peoples stories and I honestly can say, “no.” I feel blessed and honored to hear the stories and humbled to be a part of the healing. 

What's your favorite author and book?

My favorite Author and book…I have had many favorites at different times in my life often related to where I was in my growth journey. A couple favorite authors are Brennan Manning, Brene Brown, John Cloud & Henry Townsend, Danny Silk and Geneen Roth.  A couple favorite books are Changes That Heal by Henry Cloud, The Gifts of Imperfection by Brene Brown, Hinds’ Feet on High Places by Hannah Hurnard and The Shack by Wm. Paul Young.

Describe your perfect day.

My perfect day includes a morning hike with good friends & my dog,  then a scenic drive & lunch with my family where we talk and connect, some kind of self care like massage or gentle yoga, game night with family and takeout.  End evening with whole family watching a movie together on the couch.

My favorite recreational activities are . . . 

My favorite recreational activities are Zumba (I teach it twice/week), hiking and walking with friends, creating Zumba routines, Thrift Store Shopping, watching old sitcoms.