Rachael Krefman-Castellon

Licensed Master Social Worker

Rachael Krefman-Castellon

Licensed Master Social Worker

Telehealth Available
Professions: Clinical Social Worker
License Status: I'm a licensed professional.
Primary Credential: Licensed Master Social Worker - 6801092018
Billing and Insurance:
I am an in-network provider for:
  • Blue Care Network
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield (BCBS)
  • Blue Cross Complete
  • HAP (Alliance)
  • McLaren Health Plan
  • Meridian Health Plan
  • Molina


711 E. Grand River
Suite A
Brighton, Michigan 48116

My Approach to Helping

My goal is to help clients live more peacefully.

Yes, I help clients to challenge thoughts that have resulted in feelings of anxiety, sadness, hopelessness, helplessness, or other mental health concerns. I also demonstrate and teach skills for enhancing communication, emotion regulation and distress tolerance. However, I focus more on hearing, validating, and encouraging my clients. I operate under the assumption that in order to have a positive impact, the therapist must be able to connect, relate, and truly believe in the client's ability to accomplish their goals.

My treatment is informed by a variety of modalities, including Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Dialectical Behavior Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Mindfulness-Based Therapy, Person-Centered Therapy, and Strengths-Based Therapy. However, I do not believe in "one-size-fits-all" therapy. Every client comes to therapy with their own life experiences, strengths, and struggles, so my treatment plan with each client is unique.

My Role as a Therapist

-To hear clients; not just listen.
-To help clients recognize the coping skills they already possess.
-To provide suggestions that may move clients towards their goals.
-To challenge the messages that clients have received and absorbed. Messages like, "I am broken," or "I am hopeless."
-To remind clients of their worth, strengths, skills, values, and goals.

What I Usually Need to Know to Help

Most clients have considered therapy in the past, but weren't ready or able to commit for some reason. But one day, they pick up the phone and call. I want to know: Why now? What prompted them to make the call? And what are they hoping will change (for them or inside of them) as a result of therapy?

Services I Provide

  • Clinical Supervision
  • Individual Therapy & Counseling
  • Telehealth

Ages I Work With

  • Teens
  • Adults


  • English

Client Concerns I Treat

  • Adjusting to Change / Life Transitions
  • Anxiety
  • Body Image
  • Borderline
  • Breakup
  • Cancer
  • Caregiver Issues / Stress
  • Codependency / Dependency
  • Depression
  • Drug and Alcohol Addiction
  • Irritability
  • Isolation
  • LGBT (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender) Issues
  • Posttraumatic Stress / Trauma
  • Self-Esteem
  • Women's Issues
  • Young Adult Issues

Types of Therapy

  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
  • Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT)
  • Motivational Enhancement Therapy (MET)
  • Person-Centered Therapy (Rogerian Therapy)
  • Positive Psychotherapy

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