I have always had a passion for helping others whether that was through offering encouragement, a listening ear, or uninterrupted quality time. Although most people will not directly say that they are in need of these experiences, every individual regardless of age need these to continue to thrive. Because I am aware of these necessary experiences, I prioritize offering these in both my personal and professional life.
Perhaps you are down or anxious - maybe you are unsure about the future of a relationship or just feel that you arn't living the life you were meant to lead. Whatever your needs may be I am here to offer support. One of the most important aspects for successful counseling is the therapeutic relationship. My life experiences help me relate closely to survivors of suicide as well as others. As hard as the first counseling appointment can be, you will find counseling is worth it. I am committed to offering a safe, non-judgmental and nurturing environment for healing and growth.
Are you feeling "stuck"? Not sure what exactly the problem is but know that something is not right .... Do you feel like no one understands you? Are you feeling anxious, lonely, or depressed? Maybe you have used drugs or alcohol to help you feel better, only to end up feeling worse. If you are tired of struggling- help is available! Overcome self-sabotage, mental health issues or other roadblocks that prevent you from living the life you want. Individuals who are struggling have found my approach to be understanding, motivating and non-judgmental.
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MPA, MSW, LLMSW, DP-C
If you are struggling with depression or anxiety, marital problems, behavioral and learning problems, substance abuse, PTSD, or simply feel that you need help with life’s issues… you’re not alone, I am well versed in helping with a variety of issues, and I can accommodate most. I offer a holistic approach to psychotherapy- which focuses on the relationship between mind, body, and spirit that will attempt to help you recover from the trauma of life’s issues. Let me help you work toward obtaining healthy functioning, balancing your emotional and rational life… I will help you conquer the quality life you seek, one that works for you.
I have personal experience working with children and adolescents, young adults, relationships and life transitions. I have also worked with clients experiencing anxiety, depression, postpartum depression, abuse, grief and loss and communication problems. I enjoy incorporating wellness in my sessions to help treat a clients symptoms. I minored in American Sign Language in college and currently am certified to teach ASL to children and adolescents and their families.
Guiding Light Counseling Services utilizes evidence-based practices to ensure ethical practice allowing clients to experience emotional relief without additional trauma. Clients create personalized treatment goals, develop crisis safety plans, and effectively work towards their treatment goals at their own pace. As a team of mental health clinicians, we provide a safe and supportive environment for clients to explore and/or examine their personal thoughts and feelings utilizing Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy.
Right now mental wellness is at its biggest peak, the pandemic along with everyday life stressors causes a lot of uncertainty. Many may suffer from fear, anxiety, depression, addiction, relationship, family issues, etc. Mental health should not be stigmatized and more so exhibited to the public in the same light as our physical health. I believe that in order to be whole we must take the holistic approach, which is focusing on our: mind, body and soul. Because, your peace and happiness matters the most! My name is Crystal McMillon, I graduated from Wayne State University with a Master in Social Work, and currently hold a (LLMSW).
Having worked for many years as a therapist, I have helped adults and adolescents in families, groups and individually. What I find most people are looking for includes a sense of purpose, value and acceptance. People want and need to feel good about themselves and feel important to those they are with including family, work, friendship, and community. We all strive to be the best we can be, to live by our own values, and enjoy our lives to the fullest.
You're not lazy. You're just overwhelmed. I work with women who are trying really hard to keep their shit together. Things constantly feel disorganized, like there’s no way to get ahead of the chaos. They don’t feel good enough. They’re burned out as hell. My clients have a version of themselves they want to be but it always seems out of reach. It's hard to let go of that ideal version of yourself, like you're accepting imperfection. But comparing yourself to that person is eating away at your happiness. It’s possible to be kinder to yourself, to find more patience with yourself and others.Let's find that version of you, together.
1 in 5 children in the United States have a mental, emotional or developmental disorder. Children are struggling with depression, substance use, anxiety and suicide thoughts. Mental health disorder affects a child ability to think, feel and act. I specialize in counseling children, adolescents and teenagers ages 4-21 years old.
I use a wellness approach to help clients find balance in all the areas of their life. I enjoy helping people find the skills to move past their problems and achieve long-term change. Each person has a unique set of circumstances, skills, and experiences that we can build on to find lasting success. I can help navigate through these processes and I love helping to facilitate that change.
At Positive Transformations we service the whole client. We recognize that our clients lives are inclusive of their families, friends, work environment, personal lives, etc. Our goal is to help our clients feel better, while also strengthening their understanding and systems.
Accepting new patients 6/1/22 at my new location in Mount Clemens. Building is on one level, with ample parking available. I am a certified clinical trauma professional. Cognitive behavioral & solution focused therapy with specialties in eating disorders, grief/loss (including pet loss), bullying & ADD. EMDR trained, & currently working towards national certification. Treating families, adults, adolescents, children, couples, geriatric clientele, depression, anxiety, phobias, life adjustment issues, obsessive compulsive disorders, & more.
Stating something new can be challenging. I will meet you where you are in a nonjudgmental and meaningful way. I'll support you and challenge you to reach your therapeutic goals. I strive to be caring, supportive, and motivational and will provide a safe environment to explore even your most challenging situations and problems.
My Clinical Psychology private practice allows for maximum individual attention and confidentiality. Since 1988, I have specialized in treating trauma conditions resulting from war, auto, workplace, violence and residuals of childhood abuse. Related conditions include depression, anxiety, physical pain, relationship difficulties, addictions and cognitive disorders. As a result of auto and occupational injuries, many patients/clients suffer Post Traumatic Stress Disorder and Traumatic Brain Injuries; and they can greatly benefit from my individual and group psychotherapy. I am a Clinical and Forensic Psychologist so some of my work involves cases in litigation including evaluations, testimony and expert witness services.
I believe that individuals that want to see a change in themselves need tools and resources to get them there. As a Social Worker, I'm committed to assisting people that have felt disempowered by mental health issues, crisis, trauma, and social disadvantages in receiving the help they need to live a sustainable life.
**I am accepting new clients for Telehealth sessions** Are you still having depressed moods, despite being prescribed antidepressants? Are you experiencing anxiety or panic attacks even after having been in psychotherapy? For many people depression and anxiety, as well as other disorders can be difficult to treat successfully. This can be due to unresolved 'developmental trauma', aka, trauma related to the attachment type you had to your parent(s). I am trained in many new treatments based on the latest understanding of brain science, that are effective in treating unresolved developmental trauma, depression, anxiety, etc.
The feedback that I've received, most often, from new clients is that they've finally found a therapist who they feel a connection with. My non-judgmental approach creates an atmosphere where clients feel they can be open and honest with me...whatever the concern may be. Being open, objective, compassionate, and direct with my clients allows them to be honest with themselves.
Guiding you to the person that you want to be and addressing any issues that may be blocking your path to happiness is my main objective. My goal is to provide a safe and caring environment that fosters change. It is important for me to meet each individual where they are at and develop an individualized plan to aid them in accomplishing their therapeutic goals.
What type of mental health professional is right for me?
Some of the most common types of mental health providers in Mount Clemens are psychologists, licensed counselors, therapists, psychotherapists, and licensed clinical social workers, all of whom diagnose mental health conditions and provide individualized treatment.
Services offered, education and credentials vary by type of mental health professional. Each professional in Mount Clemens then may specialize in certain areas, such as depression, marriage counseling, or anxiety. Although many mental health providers are not licensed to prescribe medication, they may coordinate with a provider who can.
Both in-person and online therapy sessions are available from most psychologists.
How to find a specialist?
You can refine your search using the filters on this page. There are several categories you can filter by to find mental health professionals with the experience you are looking for. You may want to filter for CBT Psychologists in Mount Clemens, or Child Psychologists in Mount Clemens.
Many find it useful to use filters to view only psychologists that have experience working with certain issues, like Mount Clemens psychologists specializing in EMDR.
What method of therapy is right for me?
When it comes to treatment methods, there's no 'right way.’ Each method of therapy can be beneficial for a variety of issues. Psychologists in Mount Clemens specialize in therapeutic approaches such as CBT, EMDR, and Interpersonal Therapy (IPT), among others. Finding a psychologist or therapist who is a good fit for you is the most important step to discovering what type of therapy, or combination of therapeutic approaches, will meet your individual needs. Learn what to expect from different types of therapy and how they work.
How to use my insurance?
Many therapists accept health insurance. Check to see if your insurance is covered. Feel free to discuss this when you contact the therapist.