Therapy for Teens and Adults

Start your journey towards a more peaceful life. 

Meaningful Life Therapy Services, LLC

About Me: Rachael Krefman-Castellon, LMSW

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Since finishing my MSW program in 2009 at the University of Michigan, my career has been focused on helping teens and adults make positive changes in their daily lives.


I encourage clients to challenge thoughts that have resulted in feelings of anxiety, sadness, hopelessness, helplessness, or other mental health concerns. My goal is to help clients live more peacefully. 


I use an eclectic mix of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Mindfulness-Based Therapy, Person-Centered Therapy and Strengths-Based Therapy.  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 Clients

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I enjoy working with a variety of clients.  I love providing mental health therapy for people who are open-minded, insightful, and engaged. 


Many of my clients are: 

- LGBTQA+

- From various religious backgrounds (including Atheist and Agnostic) 

- Coping with life transitions (going to college, starting a new career, getting married, having children, divorcing, retiring, etc...) 

- Learning how to manage Borderline Personality Disorder/PTSD

- Surviving anxiety and/or depression

- Determined to quit using substances (alcohol or other drugs, including nicotine)

- Dealing with codependency 

- Experiencing medical problems (cancer, chronic pain, pregnancy loss, etc...) 

- Grieving the loss of a beloved family member, friend, or pet.  

- Grieving the loss of someone with whom they have had a conflictual relationship

- Having trouble sleeping 

- Managing low self-esteem

- Counselors themselves



Starting the Process

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After you call to schedule, you will receive an email containing the intake paperwork, which can be completed online.  


Your appointments will last approximately 55 minutes. At your first appointment, you can expect that I will review your intake forms with you, ask what prompted you to reach out, discuss your mental health history, and work with you to define your treatment goals. 


I accept private pay, as well as a variety of insurance plans, including, but not limited to: 


Blue Care Network

Blue Cross Blue Shield

Blue Cross Complete 

Champ VA

McLaren (Commercial and Medicaid)

Medicaid

Medicare

Meridian Medicaid

Physicians Health Plan


Please feel free to call me to discuss whether I am able to accept your insurance! 


Not in the Brighton area? I offer web-based therapy!

Schedule a Free Phone Consultation