Welcome, I am Anthony Cravaritis and I want to thank you for visiting my website.
I grew up in a large family with an identical twin brother with whom I have a lot of fond memories. My Mom and Dad divorced when I was eight years old. At the age of ten both of my parents remarried. Throughout this time, I was struggling in school and wrestling to accept the fact that I had a learning disability. During Junior High, I worked as a volunteer camp counselor and began attending a youth group. This youth group was the beginning of my relationship with God. Each of these events were significant and shaped me into the person I am today. My struggles growing up gave me a passion for helping others and sparked my interest in counseling. Understanding these events and the highs and lows they created led me to pursue a career in a helping profession.
In1995, shortly after graduating from college with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Sociology, I started counseling at an intensive, residential wilderness camp for court-ordered teens. In addition, I have worked with adolescents and families with kids at high risk of being removed from their home or school system because of their behavior. I spent two years as a youth pastor helping deal with emotional and spiritual issues of the teens and parents in my congregation. I left my pastoral position to pursue a Master of Arts in Counseling and in 2007 earned a degree from Reformed Theological Seminary. Today, I counsel all types of clients and specialize in working with adolescents and men, leading groups and canoe trips for fathers and sons.
I have been married since 2003 and have two daughters. I love spending time outside hiking and camping. My favorite outdoor activities include soccer and volleyball as well as time at the beach. It is hard to capture my wife in one sentence. But, she has been a wonderful support and blessing to me in all that I do.