Rachael Krefman-Castellon, LMSW
Education & credentials
- Master of Social Work from the University of Michigan
- Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology from Alma College
- Active Member of the National Association of Social Workers
The most important thing a therapist can do is to help clients feel valued, accepted, and understood. It is my responsibility to listen, support, empathize, and provide a safe and comfortable environment for clients to express themselves. At the same time, I encourage clients to explore different ways of thinking and practice new behaviors that can help them live more peaceful lives.
I feel honored every time a client chooses to share their story with me. I am constantly impressed by my clients’ willingness to problem-solve, examine new perspectives, make changes in their lives, and learn from themselves.
- Addiction/Addictive Behaviors
- Borderline Personality
- Chronic Pain
- Grief and Loss
- Life Transitions
What do you love doing more than anything in the world?
Spending time with my family.
What is the self-care strategy you use most often?
Maintaining a bedtime routine
What was your dream job when you were in elementary school?
What is your favorite movie of all time?
Describe your ideal vacation? Has it happened yet?
Playing at a waterpark with my family. Yes.
What is the most delicious meal you can imagine?
Brisket “burnt ends” with Buffalo Mac and Cheese and corn bread