When Craig Lien joined our SHC family last February we asked him to provide us with his bio so we could properly introduce him to our patients, volunteers, and supporters.
Here’s the last line of his bio: “Craig enjoys cooking, watching football, reading, traveling, and a fair amount of “nerd” culture.”
Nerd culture? What a coincidence, we are all about nerd culture here. That one sentence gave us confidence that he’d fit right in – and he has!
Throughout this difficult year, Craig has been doing meaningful behavioral health work with our patients as well as sharing his professional leadership and insights with our community health worker team. Craig is kind, wise, and a valuable member of our growing SHC team of health professionals. We thought you’d like to learn a little more about our ‘favorite nerd’, Craig Lien.
Craig joined Sinclair Health Clinic in February of 2020. He holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology from Mercer University, along with Master of Arts and Education Specialist degrees in Counseling Psychology with a specialization in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from James Madison University. Craig has been a Licensed Professional Counselor in the state of Virginia since 2017 after completing a three-year Residency in Counseling. He has provided Safe Zone trainings for sexual orientation and gender identity, is a trained Intensive Care Coordinator, Advanced Adoption Competent Counselor, and Certified Clinical Trauma Professional. Craig has experience working with multiple different local agencies and professionals and has provided support and trainings numerous times to students and staff at the local university. In addition to his direct practice, he has a background in leadership and clinical supervisory roles of behavioral health providers and has taught courses at the undergraduate college level.
Craig has worked with a wide range of patients with equally varied concerns. He has a particular interest in treating anxiety, depression, stress, concerns related to LGBTQ+ identities, multicultural counseling, self-esteem issues, and difficulty due to life changes. As every patient is different, Craig utilizes an integrative approach in his practice to meet the different individualized needs and preferences of his patients. He draws heavily from Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Brief Solution Focused Therapy, and Interpersonal Process techniques to address each patient’s concerns.
Craig has lived with his family in the Winchester/Frederick County area for several years. He enjoys cooking, watching football, reading, traveling, and a fair amount of “nerd” culture.
(we just love that last line)
Dr. Terry Sinclair Health Clinic has been awarded a Gold Rating from the National Association of Free and Charitable Clinics (NAFC) Quality Standards Program.
The National Association of Free & Charitable Clinics (NAFC) is the only nonprofit 501c(3) organization whose mission is solely focused on the issues and needs of the medically
underserved throughout the nation and the more than 1,400 Free and Charitable Clinics and Pharmacies that serve them.
“I am delighted to learn that the Sinclair Health Clinic has received a Gold Rating from the National Association of Free and Charitable Clinics. The SHC Board is proud of our dedicated staff and of the leadership provided by our Executive Director, Katrina McClure. We know that our clinic does an excellent job of providing quality healthcare to our community’s medically underserved and are pleased that the NAFC is offering public recognition of that fact through their Gold Star rating of our program,” noted Patricia Simpson, President of the Sinclair Health Clinic Board of Directors.
NAFC Members submit information annually to the NAFC on the various policies and procedures in place to attain their standards rating. NAFC Quality Standards elements include policies and procedures related to the following areas: Administrative, Enhanced Access and Continuity of Care, Identifying and Managing Patient Population information, Planning and Managing Care, Providing Self-Care Support and Community Resources, Tracking and Coordinating Care, and Measuring and Improving Performance.
“Everyone at Sinclair Health Clinic is laser-focused on cutting edge, evidence-based, and patient-centered care. Our pharmacy, clinicians, and volunteer partners work as a team to provide seamless and exceptional care,” stated Katrina McClure, Executive Director of Sinclair Health Clinic.
We are excited to have received this top rating highlighting our commitment to providing quality care for our patients.
We are excited to announce that the SHC has been awarded a grant from the VAFCC of $130,000, made possible by a $1.5 million donation to VAFCC from Optima Health/Sentara. The grant provides for funding to help with the transition to Medicaid as well as outreach efforts.