Crystal Smith is a Chicago native. Yet, has a wide range of experience in behavioral health both domestic and abroad.
Mrs. Smith gained experience supporting Military Treatment Facilities as an Integrated Behavioral Health consultant to primary care physicians, providing direct clinical counseling at an inpatient adolescent behavioral health unit, and as college professor and a clinical director in an outpatient mental health center. She also provided mental health counseling services in private practice, residential treatment and served as case management in the field of social work. Crystal Smith is board certified and licensed as a Clinical Social Worker in Illinois, Pennsylvania, Hawaii and as a LCPC in Guam.
Crystal Smith enthusiastic about providing evidence-based clinical services to optimize client daily functioning and promote optimal health over the lifespan. She provides counseling and therapy services to individuals, children, and couples. She is dedicated to empowering persons in need of care to not just "get better', nor merely establish a psychological equilibrium but to cultivate a lifelong commitment to personal, physical and emotional growth.
“Our lives move along streets with many crossroads we navigate to find our way in this world. Sometimes we get knocked off or stuck at an intersection and need a little assistance to continue.” Ailsa Jackson a Mental Health Counselor (MHC) would love to help you get back on road. She has a Master’s level Clinical Counseling degree from Wayland Baptist University of Honolulu. She has lived and worked with the military community for over 23 years. Her passion is people with a strong faith base she incorporates in her professional capacity as a therapist. She works with individuals, couples and groups with Solution Focus Therapy and Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT) with specialized training from Beck Institute for Anxiety and Depression since 2018. Her clinical experience includes but not limited in working with sexual connections, intimacy issues, military to include life transitions (military to civilian), relationships and LGBTQIA+.
Dr Anthony Grady is a native of Chicago, IL and has worked with families for over 20 plus years. He has served in various roles such as case manager, paralegal, clinical manager for the Department of Children and Family Services, and an adjunct professor for both graduate and undergraduate psychology students.
Dr. Grady specializes in adolescents, couples, family therapy, and men's issues. He aims to offer healing and wholeness to the individuals he serve. Dr Grady believes that therapy is a collaborative process and guides clients to increase self-awareness, gain new perspectives, decrease symptoms, and increase personal strengths to have a more meaningful life experience.
Lalani Reaves, a graduate student of Capella University, is studying to become a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist. Lalani has experience as a social worker in the Foster Care 18-21 program. She teaches foster care youth between the ages of 18-21 independent living skills and supports them in furthering their education and/or employment endeavors. Lalani has a passion for helping others which is what brought her to the counseling profession.
She has been an advocate for domestic violence and enjoys working with women, children, and couples. Lalani also is a wife and mother of 3 children. She enjoys spending time with her family who have been her greatest supporters. Lalani is hard-working, goal oriented and has a heart for people. She is purposed to share her life experiences and knowledge with others to position them for success.
Katie Weldon currently resides in San Diego, CA. Her clinical experience includes adolescents, active-duty military individuals, military spouses and couples, LGBTQIA+, anxiety, and survivors of prior trauma. Her clinical interests include anxiety, childhood abuse survivors, trauma-informed therapy, existentialism, Health at Every Size, and social justice. Her continued clinical training includes Gottman Therapy for Couples, Emotionally Focused Therapy, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, and Dialectical Behavior Therapy. Katie takes a person-centered approach to therapy believing that the most important changes stem from healing relationships with her clients. Katie is a military spouse and a mother of two children on the Autism Spectrum, bringing a unique perspective to the field and making her well-suited to major military hubs like Hawai’i and Chicago.
Born & raised in Honolulu, Garret Takahashi has over 20 years of professional work experience in behavioral health agencies and the criminal justice system. He specializes in addictions, anger management, mental health, parenting, families and couples. Garret completed his undergraduate work at California State University at Long Beach and graduate program at Chaminade University, with a Masters in Science & Counseling Psychology, and in Marriage and Family Therapy. Garret works well with diverse cultures and backgrounds. His goal is to improve the lives of individuals, couples, and families seeking help through this shared partnership and therapeutic alliance.
Garret is very interested in your story about any life changing events that may have prevented one from becoming the best version of themselves. The greatest way to help oneself reach their full potential is through therapy. Therapy is the best way to enhance ones’ understanding of who you are and where you would like to be. His hope is that each individual, couple or family who embraces this therapeutic journey with me will develop resilience, courage, connectedness, and a feeling of empowerment. At the end of your journey, one will begin to view life and your relationships in a different light that will improve your overall functioning.
Kay Wright is passionate about helping children and families. She holds a Master in Social Work from Savannah State University and has a remarkably diverse background. She has experience working with youth, teens, adults, and families.
Some of the work she has participated in includes working with children with disabilities, ABA, child development studies for IEPs/504s, trauma victims, domestic violence, substance abuse, anxiety, and depression. Some of the settings she has worked in includes the school systems, mental health clinics, autism centers, and contracts for the department of children and family services.
Her goal is to work with clients to identify goals to reach their full potential. I enjoy supporting the creation of boundaries, self-care, and healthy communication to create a healthy balance in various interpersonal relationships. As a human we are not perfect, we are allowed to make mistakes, and we are allowed to have feelings, but the way we respond in the moment is important. I enjoy helping individuals make goals that support a healthier lifestyle for themselves.
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