Thank you for taking the time to consider me as your counselor. I have had 20 plus years working with individuals, couples and families, many of whom were experiencing acute distress, hopelessness, and were generally in some type of crisis; typically, they presented with complex and difficult problems often involving the courts, child welfare agencies, etc... Therefore, out of necessity I have learned how to promptly identify core problematic issues, connect with the person(s) in need of help and develop a specific, concrete measurable plan to get them back on track. I am action oriented because most people want to address their problems and get on with life.
In terms of modality of treatment, I am humanistic/person-centered in approach, utilizing Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) frequently. I listen well, build on your strengths and work closely with you to reach the outcome that is important to you. The fact that you are reaching out for help shows that you are motivated to change; sometimes I have found that a person’s failed attempted solution to solve their problem is actually working to help maintain the problem. The addition of fresh eyes and out-of-the-box thinking, and a few targeted interventions can go a long way towards getting you back on the road to happiness. So, whether your issues are anxiety, depression, addiction related, trauma and abuse, relational, or working on a life problem that seems to be unresolvable, I can help you take back your life.
In short, life itself is challenging by nature as we experience positive and negative thoughts, behaviors and emotions – the key is to learn coping skills to help us adapt and adjust to the surprises life will present.
Additional areas of focus: Addictions, Relationship issues, Grief, Parenting issues, Anger management, Self esteem, Bipolar disorder, Adoption and Foster Care, Aging and Geriatric Issues, Blended Family Issues, Caregiver Issues and Stress, Codependency, Control Issues, Dependent Personality, Drug and Alcohol Addiction, Family of Origin Issues, Family Problems, Forgiveness, Impulsivity, Infidelity, Mood Disorders
Clinical approaches: Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Mindfulness Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Psychodynamic Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy
AZ LCSW LCSW-1929
Gregory is easy to get along with, relaxed, relatable, personable, and wise. Cuts right to the chase in a kind and helpful way and gives excellent advice. I'm excited to have him in my corner!
Written on Oct 23, 2023 after therapy with Gregory for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, parenting issues, self esteem, anger management, career difficulties, and coping with life changes
Greg has been a huge help in all aspects of my life. I was leery at first of doing therapy online but it is definitely been a blessing.
Written on Oct 20, 2023 after therapy with Gregory for 2 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, self esteem, and adhd
Greg doesn't sugar coat things, at least not with me. We're of similar age, and speak the same language. For me personally, he's the best fit I've ever had with a therapist. I've really come to value his opinions and advice. He also has a depth of experience that really helps me put things into perspective, because he's seen a lot, and it's not the first time he's helped someone through this particular situation.
Written on Aug 24, 2023 after therapy with Gregory for 9 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, sleeping disorders, coping with life changes, and adhd
Greg is compassionate and insightful.
Written on Aug 20, 2023 after therapy with Gregory for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, grief, anger management, and bipolar disorder
Greg had been very helpful with listening to my concerns and side of the story, and reframing it so I can see things a little differently. He's an attentive listener and addresses my concerns to the best of his ability. He is able to add good ideas or suggestions to my life at times when I can't see things as clearly
Written on Jul 04, 2023 after therapy with Gregory for 8 months on issues concerning depression, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, grief, self esteem, coping with life changes, compassion fatigue, and adhd
Gregory has been an anchor for me as well as positive light to go to when struggling . He also cheers me on in good times. Im so thankful to have him on my side!
Written on May 25, 2023 after therapy with Gregory for 1 month on issues concerning depression