Who I Work With & Where

I work with adults & young adults suffering from anxiety, depression, unhealthy habits, and/or relationship issues in-person in Oswego, NY or through tele-health/online therapy to anyone in the State of New York

How I Can Help You

As a certified level 4 TEAM-Cognitive behavioral therapist (CBT) and trainer through the Feeling Good Institute, I use advanced empathy skills to deeply connect with you to ensure you are feeling fully heard and supported. My goal is for you to feel confident that you can trust me and that I have the skills to help you make profound and lasting change in your life. I then assess your motivation to change and help boost it if needed using many powerful motivational techniques. When ready to change and committed to self-improvement I teach and help you practice tools from many schools of therapy to create lasting change. 

Think of me like a personal trainer for your thoughts, emotions, and behaviors- I will teach you the skills but you need to practice them outside of sessions to get the results you are looking for. 

Craig Jack Gilkey 


Phone: (315) 254-2537

Fax: 315-849-3024


Craig is a licensed mental health counselor (LMHC) and nationally board certified counselor (NCC).

Is Craig the Right 

Therapist for You? 

Finding someone you can trust is of the utmost importance in a new therapeutic relationship. 

To see if Craig's is a good fit for you, call (315) 254-2537, or schedule your free consultation

During this free 15-minute consultation, Craig will explain the TEAM-CBT approach to treating anxiety, depression, habits, and relationship issues, ask questions about what you are experiencing, and answer any questions you may have of him. 

If a good fit, and you want to move forward, you can schedule your first appointment at that time or wait until you are ready.

At this time, Craig does not offer 24-hour crisis services and thus does not treat clients who are actively suicidal or engaging in self-harm who may need a more intensive level of care. He does not offer substance abuse treatment nor work with clients with active eating disorders as he does not have advanced training in these areas. 

Craig Utilizes the 

TEAM-CBT Approach

As a contracting therapist with Feeling Good Institute, Craig undergoes rigorous weekly training and consultation in a structured therapeutic framework called TEAM- Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) This trans-diagnostic framework for therapy, developed by *Dr. David D. Burn and colleagues, is the culmination of 45 years, and counting, of clinical work and research. 

Craig is certified level 4 TEAM-CBT therapist and trainer. 

TEAM Acronym Explained

Testing- Psychological measurements of symptoms are assessed before and after ever session. In addition, each session is evaluated by the client to help inform and modify treatment.  

Empathy- TEAM therapists are trained in advanced forms of empathy so clients feel fully supported and understood. Clients are able to develop a trusting and compassionate relationship with their therapist before the therapist starts just throwing techniques at a client. 

Addressing resistance to change- Clients learn about all the reasons they have been unable to change. If they want to change, despite knowing all the good reasons to stay the same, the therapist begins teaching tailored methods geared toward changing the specific problem the client wants help with. The TEAM therapist never forces someone to change against their will

Methods- Many TEAM therapists are trained in 100+ therapeutic techniques to bring about transformative change.  The trained therapist will help the client find the methods that will work for them to bring about the changes they are asking for.  Clients will also learn how to prepare should symptoms return. 

*Developer of TEAM-CBT, David D. Burns, MD is an adjunct professor emeritus in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at the Stanford University School of Medicine. Dr. Burns is the author of the best selling books Feeling Great: The Revolutionary New Treatment for Depression and Anxiety, Feeling Good: The New Mood Therapy, When Anxiety Attacks, 10 Days to Self-Esteem, and Feeling Good Together. 

More About Craig


Credentials and Education: Craig is a New York State licensed mental health counselor (License #009197), national board certified counselor (NCC), and certified level 4 TEAM-CBT (cognitive behavioral therapy) therapist and trainer. 

He is a certified facilitator in the Circle of Security Parenting intervention (attachment theory driven preventative parenting intervention), has been certified as a SafeZone train-the-trainer in the past, and has facilitated team-building and leadership trainings with Team Adventure out of Syracuse, NY. 

Craig received a Bachelor of Arts degree in Human Development with a Minor in Athletic Coaching in 2010 and a Master of Science degree in Mental Health Counseling from the State University of New York at Oswego in 2014. 

Counseling Experience: Craig has extensive experience working with adults, emerging adults, athletes & other high performing individuals, and college students treating depression, anxiety, unwanted habits, and relationship issues. He also has a strong interest and passion for treating men and older adults.

He treats clients with accepted insurances, those with Out-of-Network benefits, and through private pay.

Training: In addition to rigorous training at Feeling Good Institute , the organization that certifies TEAM-CBT therapists, Craig undergoes training at the Beck Institute which specializes in cognitive behavioral therapy. He is also interested in many therapeutic techniques from many schools of therapy including: acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT), dialectical behavioral therapy (DBT), mindfulness based stress reduction (MBSR), positive psychology, and compassion based therapy. 

Work History: When not counseling, Craig currently serves as a visiting assistant professor in the psychology department at the State University of New York at Oswego. He has taught, or currently teaches, courses in mental health counseling, lifespan development, gerontology, child development, adolescent development, cognition, abnormal psychology, and career and major exploration among others. 

Craig has worked as a counselor on a college campus, athletic specialist counselor, residence life mental health counselor, residence hall director, high school coach, and many other roles in higher education and in the community. 

Personal: When not teaching or counseling, Craig enjoys sharing time with his three amazing daughters and spouse in the beautiful port city of Oswego, NY. He enjoys being in nature as much as possible and finds tremendous value in connecting with nature, family, and community. 

Therapy Philosophy:  His favorite quote, which sums up his counseling philosophy, is "You can't stop the waves, but you can learn to surf." by Jon Kabat-Zinn a pioneer in mindfulness based practices. 

Craig believes no one is guaranteed or entitled to 100% happiness and joy in every moment of every day; however, he believes we can learn tools to help us during times of suffering to get to living a life of feeling good-even feeling great. He firmly believes that if one is motivated for change, they will find the right people, read the right books, and take the necessary actions to help propel themselves into the life they have been hopeful for. 

Goal: Ultimately, Craig aims to establish a safe, supportive, and trusting relationship while providing the tools to help you achieve what you are motivated to change.