Virginia Krauft, Ed.D., Licensed Psychologist

Virginia Krauft, Ed.D., has served the Northwest Arkansas community as a licensed psychologist since 1973. She believes that all individuals have a right to grow and to become who they were meant to be. She is a gardener at heart and knows that providing a healthy environment and adequate nourishment nurtures growth.

Dr. Krauft built the Center For Psychology in a rural setting to provide a unique environment for clients. She is a licensed psychologist, certified school psychologist, and a diplomat in forensic psychology. In addition, she holds a master’s degree in theology and a diploma as a Jungian analyst. Her 30 years of experience enables her to be the gardener who can nurture you into the person you were meant to be.

Her background includes serving as Director of School Services at Ozark Guidance for 19 years and helping to establish in-patient and out-patient services for children. She was an initial founder of the New School in Fayetteville, has served on many boards and received the Arkansas Community Service Award. Virginia also established the nonprofit John Locke Memorial Library consisting of over 8,000 books.

Education

  • Ed.D., University of Arkansas, (Counselor Education) Fayetteville, Arkansas, 1973
  • M.S., Southern Illinois University, (Correctional Rehabilitation Counseling) Carbondale, 1968
  • M.P.S., Loyola University (Pastoral Counseling) Loyola University, New Orleans, 1996
  • Diploma in Analytic Psychology (Jungian Analyst) 2005

Background/Experience (30+ years of experience)

  • School Psychologist (Illinois) (Arkansas)
  • Director of School Services and Children Services – Ozark Guidance (19 years) Springdale
  • Private Practice Clinical Psychologist – Northwest Arkansas Psychologist Group (10 years) Fayetteville
  • Private Practice – Center for Psychology and Reflexology (6 years) Fayetteville
  • Private Practice – Center for Psychology, PA (Owner and therapist), Rogers, Arkansas

License and Certifications

  • Arkansas Psychology License (#74-06P AR)
  • Nationally Certified School Psychologist (#10450)
  • Board Certified Forensic Examiner (Custody and Psychological) (#1151)
  • Diploma in Analytic Psychology (Jungian Analyst)
  • Northwest Medical Center, Springdale – Allied Staff

Personal Interests/Specialties

  • Analysis: Dream Interpretation: Depth Psychology
  • Depressive and Anxiety Disorders
  • Mood Disorder: Grief/Loss
  • Psychological Testing (Academic, Court and Personality)
  • Court Expert
  • Dual Diagnosis (medical and emotional)
  • Diagnostic and clinical services for sexually abused

Professional Affiliations

  • American Psychological Association
  • Psychologists of Northwest Arkansas (Past President)
  • National Association of School Psychologists
  • National Board of Forensic Examiners
  • Inter-Regional Society of Jungian Analysts

Previous Certifications and Memberships

  • Kansas City/St. Louis Training Seminar (IRSJA) (faculty)
  • Memphis Training Seminar (IRSJA) (faculty)
  • NWA Friends of Jung, (current president)

Population Served

  • Young Children
  • Children
  • Adolescents
  • Young Adults
  • Adults
  • Individuals
  • Seniors
  • Diagnostics
  • Consultation
  • Analysis
  • Training Programs
  • Post doctoral Supervision
  • Play Therapy
  • Court