Crystal StoneLMSW

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Availability

In Mountain Time

What excites you most about the evolving mental health landscape?

Diversity of options available for treatment. Yes, this may make it more difficult in the beginning to choose, especially if you don't know what you're looking for. However, given the many different mental health needs that exist and the uniqueness of the individual, it's great to have so many available modalities to choose from.

In what ways does your personality influence your approach to therapy?

I naturally have an inclination to look at 1. The big picture- so, a systems approach- how do all the pieces fit together to contribute to the imbalance? 2. Sense of humor- Irreverence, light heartedness, shared laughter spontaneously occur and are typically a terrific sign of healing and growth 3. Down to earth, practical, heart felt connection. We're people first, no matter the names, education, or status. We are equals in our humanity.

What does a first session with you look like?

Pleasantries and greetings... If you've never had therapy before, I like to talk about how therapy works, what you can expect from therapy and me, how to make therapy work for you, setting therapy goals, a little about me as a therapist (style, therapies I do). Of course, you can ask any questions along the way. I encourage clients to interview their therapists up front (or even before the first session) to see if they are a good fit. Otherwise, the first session is spent mostly getting to know you, what brings you to therapy and other factors about yourself (employed? in school? have a significant other? medical issues? etc...) as well as your mental health concerns (symptoms? contributing factors? supports? treatments attempted? successes?). There are more questions, but you get the idea. Usually that brings us to the end of the 1st session. If we have time, I will give you some initial feedback and support, diagnosis and recommendations for treatment. I may also give you resources to explore or a specific intervention to implement. At that point, we decide if we want to schedule a next session or if you want to wait a bit. If applicable, I may encourage you to seek a specialist (for example, a marriage counselor) for a service I cannot provide. In the first session, it's important to me that you feel comfortable, welcome, safe and that I'm listening and understanding you and your concerns.

Specialties

Depression

Anxiety

Self-Esteem

Personality disorders

Trauma

General Expertise

Work Stress

Relationship Issues

Addiction

Abuse/Survivors of abuse

Anger management

Attachment issues

Binge eating disorder

Caregiver stress & support

Fees

$100

First Session

$110

Individual Therapy

Types of Therapy

Individual Session

Clientele

Young Adults (18-24)

Adults (25-65)

Seniors (65+)

Adolescents (13-17)

Treatment Approaches / Modalities

Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR)

Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT)

Attachment-Based Therapy

Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT)

Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy

Motivational Interviewing

Training / Certifications

CAADC

Licensure

MI, LMSW, 6801086746

Education

MSW, Social Work, Western Michigan University

Work History

Hello! I've been practicing therapist for 18 years; I've worked in community mental health agencies and clinics that treat addictions. I've worked with most populations, but I most enjoy working with adults. I have a master's degree in Clinical Social Work. One thing that I like about Social Work is the emphasis on relationships. Our relationships with others, the systems we live in and our environment effects us- this is important when considering mental health needs. Although I take my work seriously and have a solid clinical foundation, I'm also easy to talk to and genuinely care. My approach tends to be nurturing, warm and confident. I have a sense of humor and I do want you to feel welcome and understood. I have the most experience helping people recover from trauma and adult child issues. I am proficient helping people address their relationship concerns, emotional reactions, reaching their personal goals, and addressing problems with depression, anxiety, stress and anger.

Location

Remote Therapy - serving the greater Michigan area, MI