Michael Craytor, LPC

Licensed Professional Counselor

Professional Information


Michael grew up in Oregon and moved to Alaska after college. He returned to Portland briefly to pursue a career in research and a PhD in Behavioral Neuroscience but soon realized that his heart was in working with people in the community. He returned to Alaska where he completed his degree in Community Mental Health, and later enrolled in a doctoral program in counseling psychology.  Michael loves the fresh air and the close community feel of living in Seward. He can be found almost always humming a tune, kids think he is silly, and he is always up for a game of foosball.  

Work Experience


2020 to Present        Behavioral Health Consultant, Seward Community Health Center, Seward, AK

2015-2020                Mental Health Clinician, Spring Creek Correctional Center, Seward, AK

2014-2015                Program Manager, Sitka Counseling and Prevention Services, Sitka, AK

2009-2014                Community Support Program, SeaView Community Services, Seward, AK

2007-2009                Research Assistant, Oregon Health and Science University, Portland, OR

2006-2007                Community Support Program, SeaView Community Services, Seward, AK

2003-2006                Community Support Staff, Northwest Mental Health Management Services, Inc., Gladstone, OR



2023           Doctor of Psychology, Counseling, Alaska Pacific University, Anchorage, AK
2013           Master of Science, Community Mental Health, Southern New Hampshire University, Anchorage, AK campus

2006           Bachelor of Arts, Psychology, Lewis & Clark College, Portland OR

2010 - present

2010 - present