Calena Creft, MS, LPC, NCC

Emergency Contacts


Online Crisis Chat

Crisis Text Line

  • Text HOME to 741741


  • 703-527-4077

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline

  • 988
  • 800-273-8255

Mason Sexual and Intimate Partner Violence Crisis Line

  • 703-380-1434

The Steve Fund (for students of color)

  • Text STEVE to 741741

Trans Lifeline (for the trans community)

  • 877-565-8860

The Trevor Project's TrevorLifeline (for LGBTQ+ students)

  • 866-488-7386

Veterans Crisis Line (for Veterans)

  • 800-273-8255, Press 1

Mason Police

  • 703-993-2810

Coordinator, Multicultural Outreach and Prevention

Calena is a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) in Virginia, a National Certified Counselor (NCC), and a Certified Clinical Trauma Professional (CCTP). As the Coordinator, Multicultural Outreach and Prevention, she provides leadership in the ongoing development and implementation of culturally inclusive and innovative mental health outreaches to meet the needs of our undergraduate and graduate students, with a focus on reaching historically marginalized students.

She received her Bachelor’s and Master’s degree from North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University. She comes to CAPS with over 10 years of professional collegiate experience, eight of those being within a college counseling center. Calena tailors counseling approaches based on the needs of the client. She operates from an integrative theoretical orientation, incorporating cognitive-behavioral therapy, mindfulness and acceptance techniques, and a strengths-based approach. Some of her areas of interest include anxiety and mood disorders, interpersonal concerns, resiliency-building, and trauma-informed care.