Guileine Kraft

(Ph.D., LCSW-C)
Therapist Guileine Kraft Photo

About Me

Life is an individual process based on individual growth and evolution. I have 10+ years of experience as a licensed Social Worker (LCSW-C) in Maryland including adolescents ages 13-18 and Military Service Members and their families, both in deployed and garrison environments. I am experience working in therapeutic foster care and with teens with emotional disturbance and other behavioral health diagnoses. I am a trusted confidant and adviser, willing to travel life’s journey through growth and evolution with each client. I have an eclectic therapeutic approach grounded in cultural self-determination and cognitive behavioral therapy. I have a PhD in Social Work and serve as an Officer in the Maryland Army National Guard.

My expertise lies with individuals managing depression, anxiety, post-traumatic stress disorder, emotional and behavioral challenges, and daily life challenges. I have a passion for using aspects of the client’s culture - including music (especially hip-hop) and the arts - to enhance the therapeutic process. I have worked with clients across a number of cultures and ethnicities. I have experience as an adjunct faculty member and training students and professionals in face-to-face and online settings. I am technologically inclined and consider the use of technology to enhance the healing process and daily living.

I welcome the opportunity to help you (and your teen) find creative space for independent thinking, growth, and healthy living!
I expect each client to be successful!


Specialties

  • Stress, Anxiety
  • Relationship issues
  • Self esteem
  • Career difficulties
Also experienced in:
Addictions , Family conflicts , Trauma and abuse , Grief , Sleeping disorders , Parenting issues , Anger management , Depression
Years of Experience: 11

Services Offered


  • Messaging

  • Live Chat

  • Phone

  • Video

Licensing

LCSW-C #19476 (Expires: 2021-10-01)


Reviews

Written by K.A. on Sep 02, 2021 after counseling with Guileine for 2 weeks

Guilieine is responsive, kind, clear, communicative and smart. My daughter connected with her easily on the first visit and I have very much appreciated her direct and supportive communication.

Written by D.O. on Aug 17, 2021 after counseling with Guileine for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, and trauma and abuse

I appreciate her giving perspective based on her experience. It helped a lot for me to uncover some challenges I’m dealing with. I all text her candor in identifying my self-defeating behaviors - enabling. Thanks for that Guileine.

Written by E.M. on Apr 29, 2019 after counseling with Guileine for 1 year on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, trauma and abuse, grief, intimacy-related issues, sleeping disorders, self esteem, anger management, and career difficulties

Guileine is very nice and understanding! She even challenges you to step out of your comfort zone when you can and I really appreciate that.

Written by J.E. on Jul 18, 2018 after counseling with Guileine for 2 months on issues concerning relationship

Guileine is great. I had a range of issues and she carefully listened to me and was able to effectively cut to the core of the issue remarkably quickly and correctly. After just a few talks I was able to put some of her suggestions into practice and it really helped.

Written by K.R. on May 19, 2018 after counseling with Guileine for 3 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, addictions, family, trauma and abuse, and anger

Guileine is very insightful, professional, understanding and above all knowledgeable. She's not the type of counselor that's just going to lick your wounds, she's going to ask hard questions followed by great advice, recommendations, and Revelations. She doesn't give answers or solutions for you to follow because she's the counselor and she thinks that's best for you. She gives you answers and solutions that she and her client both think are fitting. Overall this woman will change your life.

Written by J.O. on May 11, 2018 after counseling with Guileine for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship, family, trauma and abuse, eating, self esteem, and career

Guileine is the third stop of my online therapy tour. After the last two I thought this format was not for me. Guileine spoke to me in a non-clinical manor with a friendly demeanor. In the past, I came across therapists who seemed to follow a script. Conversation flows very easily with Guileine and doesn't feel contrived.