Judy Crane, LMHC, CAP, ICADC
Judy Crane has over three decades of experience working in both residential and outpatient settings. She earned her BA at Rutgers and her MA from New York Institute of Technology, and she is a certified addiction professional in Florida, a certified sex addiction therapist, a certified hypnotist, an eye movement desensitization and reprocessing (EMDR) specialist, and a specialist for healing trauma and post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). Judy Crane’s presentation and seminars on PTSD and sexual trauma resolution are known throughout the country. Judy’s specialized training, experiential methods, and holistic concepts are now being provided through a visceral, spiritual, and profound five-module training, Spirit2Spirit Trauma Healing. She currently serves as a consultant for many of the country’s leading treatment centers to train their clinical teams.
In 2010, she was awarded the ACATA Administrator of the Year Annual Award for her significant achievement in the field of addiction treatment administration. Shortly thereafter, she was selected as the2012 Behavioral Healthcare Champion in recognition of her life-changing therapy, services, and support to Americans who suffer from mental health and substance abuse disorders. Her book, The Trauma Heart: We Are Not Bad People Trying to Be Good, We Are Wounded People Trying to Heal—Stories of Survival, Hope, and Healing, was published in 2017 by HCI books.
Judy believes that persistent addictions, chronic relapse,and repetitive self-sabotage are often the result of unresolved trauma. Healing occurs when we identify the “root cause” of addiction. She often says, “You have to unravel the trauma story to understand the addiction story and write the recovery story.”
The Guest House Ocala, which she co-founded, has been a labor of love. Its creation is a combination of every healing moment within her lifelong service and commitment to others. Her continued work is motivated by both unrelenting vigor and fixed determination. Her passion and purpose have collided.