Rosetta "Rosie" Crawford
Master's Level Intern
Supervised by Shannon "Shea" Loller, LPC
Get to know Rosetta
Rosie was born and raised in Omaha, Nebraska and adopted at a young age. She met her husband 26 years ago, they married and moved to Bellevue, Nebraska. After her husband retired, they made the decision to move back to his home state of Texas with their adult children and fur babies.
Due to a traumatic childhood around the age of seven, she knew she wanted to help people. On September 7, 2007, she reflected on her family tree and saw dysfunctional patterns that were passed down from generation to generation, then decided to break this generational cycle before it was passed down to her children. She believes and continues to live by a quote that changed her life; “Our background and circumstances may have influenced who we are, but we are responsible for who we become”.
Rosie is a first-generation college graduate, she completed her Associates in Chemical Dependency Counseling at Metropolitan Community College in Omaha, Nebraska. She received a Bachelor’s in Behavioral Science from Bellevue University in Bellevue, Nebraska.
Over the past 10 years, Rosie has worked as a case manager in a homeless shelter with women and children, a sanctuary house with victims of sex trafficking, and as a drug and alcohol counselor at a residential treatment center. She saw the connection between dysfunctional family traits, addiction, and mental health. This inspired her to go back to Bellevue University to pursue her master’s degree in Clinical Counseling to work with clients struggling with addiction, anxiety, anger, abuse, depression, grief, and childhood trauma in adults.
Today she sees herself as a survivor, cycle breaker, overcomer, and now someone who helps those facing the same challenges. Her life experience and education taught her that the answers that we are looking for sometimes come from within. It takes the right time and safe space, to sort through current problems rooted in the past, to find a solution.
When Rosie is not working, she enjoys spending time with her family, fur babies, writing poetry, nature walks, biking, skating, yoga, gardening, and crafting.