Education and Training
I'm Krista Gravatt LMSW, a licensed psychotherapist based in the Ann Arbor Michigan area. I earned my Master of Social Work degree from The University of Michigan in 2007. Following graduation, I completed a two year post-graduate fellowship at Michigan Medicine Department of Psychiatry where I trained extensively in evidence-based therapy, including Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) with exposure and response prevention (ERP) and Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT). Currently, I own a private practice for adults 18 years and up and specialize in treating Anxiety and Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder. I am a proud professional member of the International OCD Foundation (IOCDF), as well as the National Association of Social Workers (NASW) and attend yearly conferences for OCD training to stay up to date on the most helpful approaches for my clients.
My treatment approach to OCD includes CBT with ERP, which is the gold standard treatment, as well as components of Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT). About 80% of my caseload consists of OCD and related disorders. Themes I have familiarity with treating include:
Just Right or Perfectionistic OCD
Sexual Orientation OCD
Moral Scrupulosity OCD
My clients would describe me as caring, validating, and kind. My style is professional yet relaxed, and I often incorporate humor when appropriate. When meeting with clients, I strive to create an atmosphere of acceptance, warmth, and compassion-hence the phrase "counseling with compassion".
I believe that therapy should be a collaborative effort between the therapist and client. The best results come from a willingness on the part of the client to engage with the therapist in working towards mental health goals. Motivation for change is therefore key in working together.