Katy Cranston is a licensed clinical social worker specializing in insight-oriented therapy that focuses on coping skills, relational patterns, client strengths, and supportive reflection. Ms. Cranston’s areas of expertise include relational problems, divorce, anxiety, depression, trauma, sexual assault, abusive relationships, behavioral problems, sexual orientation and gender identity, and type one diabetes. Ms. Cranston has experience providing individual therapy, play therapy, parent consultation, crisis intervention, and consultation with schools. She has supervised and trained clinical social workers and has taught as part-time faculty at Loyola University Chicago and Oakland University. Her teaching has focused on human behavior, psychosocial development, multicultural issues, social work methods, and social work theory.
Ms. Cranston is accompanied in session by a highly trained diabetic alert dog, Spartacus. Spartacus is a gentle and friendly standard poodle who generally naps during sessions, but can be incorporated into client’s treatment as a therapeutic support in sessions.