Specialties & expertise
- General unhappiness
- Life transitions
- Sexual identity
- Stress management
- Writer's block
Dr. Michael Crane is a licensed Clinical Psychologist with over 25 years of experience in a variety of settings helping people find solutions to their problems, change troublesome behaviors, develop their potential, and improve their personal relationships.
His areas of interest include adjusting to life’s challenges, anxiety and stress reduction, the “mind-body” connection to health and wellness, and overcoming sleep problems.
Dr. Crane graduated from Wright State University, Dayton, Ohio, with a doctorate in Clinical Psychology (PsyD). He is a member of the American Psychological Association, listed in the National Register of Health Service Psychologists, and certified by the National Board of Certified Clinical Hypnotherapists.
Anxiety – Particularly social anxiety, general anxiety, and dealing with troubles focusing on daily tasks due to worrying
General unhappiness – Overcoming not being fully happy with your current life
Insomnia – e.g., troubles getting to sleep at night; Helping re-associate the bed with relaxation instead of insomnia struggles
Life transitions – Including adjustment to life-changing events
Sexual identity – Including wondering about your sexual orientation and finding ways to come to terms with who you are
Stress management – Including generally coping with life's difficulties and realizing your full potential
Writer's block – e.g., Overcoming procrastination or feeling stuck in the process of completing a masters or doctoral thesis.
- Blue Cross Blue Shield
- Brown University Student Health Insurance
- Consolidated Health Plan
- Harvard Pilgrim
- Johnson and Wales Student Insurance (United Health)
- Providence College
- RISD Health Insurance (United Health)
- United Health
- Initial session: $225/session
- Individual sessions: $150/session (45min)
Message to clients
"My approach to therapy is a collaborative one. I don't have all the answers, but I do have some good questions and can help you ask the right questions and come up with goals and answers for yourself. I want to know what you're interested in, what you're struggling with, and what your ultimate goal for therapy is.
If you're thinking of seeing a therapist, it's normal to feel a bit nervous, but what you see on TV isn't true – we simply sit and talk as intelligent adults and work on solutions together. When you call, we'll discuss what you're going through, whether I'm the right person for you, and take it from there."
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)In cognitive behavioral therapy, you work with a therapist in a structured way, attending a limited number of sessions. Cognitive behavioral therapy helps you become aware of inaccurate or negative thinking, so you can view challenging situations more clearly and respond to them in a more effective way.
Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) is a form of cognitive behavioral thearpy that uses mindfulness and behavioral activation to help people learn strategies to live life more in the present, more focused on important values and goals, and less focused on painful thoughts, feelings and experiences. (learn more)
Education and work experience
Wright State University, PsyD in Clinical Psychology