Life is often difficult and challenging in the best of times. When you face anxiety, stress, depression, and feelings of inadequacy, the pain can be overwhelming. Life changes, relationship issues, family stress, and career challenges can activate deep feelings of confusion, failure, and unloveableness. If life has become too difficult to manage on your own, and you need assistance and support to sort things out, make necessary changes, and discover your innate talents and value, I can help. I have been working with people to confront and grow from the pain in their lives for 42 years. I earned my Ph.D. in clinical psychology from the California School of Professional Psychology – Berkeley and am a licensed psychologist in Texas and California.
During my career I have worked in community mental health, private practice, inpatient facilities, business corporations, and nursing homes. The settings change and the content of people’s problems vary, but the underlying conflicts that cause psychological and emotional pain do not. Everyone wants to be heard, their issues understood, and to feel valuable and loved.
I use a therapeutic approach that integrates Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, psychodynamic principles, and positive emotional support to create a safe space to explore and heal the childhood wounds that make you feel alone and misunderstood by friends, family, spouses, significant others, and the world. Together we will challenge negative self-talk, destructive behaviors, and repetitive patterns that end poorly, cause pain, and reinforce feelings of self-doubt and worthlessness. We will discover new and constructive ways for you to re-frame ingrained beliefs, change painful and self-negating thoughts, and free you from old dysfunctional decisions made long ago that are still impacting your daily life.
Therapy is a journey. Sometimes we need a tune-up and sometimes an overhaul. Either way, our work together will help you to discover new strengths and skills you never knew you had, develop constructive and healthy ways to face life’s challenges, and free you to move forward in life with freedom and joy.
Additional areas of focus: Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Intimacy-related issues, Parenting issues, Anger management, Self esteem, Career difficulties, ADHD, Caregiver Issues and Stress, Codependency, Communication Problems, Emptiness, Family of Origin Issues, Guilt and Shame, Isolation/Loneliness, Life Purpose, Midlife Crisis, Post-traumatic Stress, Self-Love
Clinical approaches: Client-Centered Therapy, Existential Therapy, Psychodynamic Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy
TX Psychologist 22431
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I can’t put into words how much Gary has helped me this past year. He is so understanding and judgement free. I know I can walk into every session and speak from the heart in a safe environment.
Written on Jan 23, 2023 after therapy with Gary for 11 months on issues concerning relationship issues, and self esteem
I've been working with Gary for a couple of years now and it's been utterly invaluable. When I recently struggled in a one-off work situation, my first instinct was to turn to Gary to check in and get recentered. That's a testament to both Gary's support and to BetterHelp's remote capabilities that I could do this when I was abroad and didn't have my usual support system. I can certainly measure my progress over this time. I count Gary as a very important figure in my life, whom I respect very much.
Written on Dec 27, 2022 after therapy with Gary for 2 years and 6 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, self esteem, and compassion fatigue
I love Dr. Gary so much! He is a gift from heaven. He helped me to process my dad‘s death, and beyond that Dr. Gary was able to pull things out of me I never knew existed. I didn’t realize that I was simply just surviving and not living. My mantra for my life now is Psalm 46:10 “Be still and know that I am God”, and now I try to slow down and enjoy the moments. Please if your reading this book Dr. Gary now. Your life will never be the same. Shout out to Dr. Gary for being so patient and simply amazing
Written on Dec 21, 2022 after therapy with Gary for 1 month on issues concerning stress, anxiety, trauma and abuse, grief, self esteem, career difficulties, and coping with life changes
An absolute gem of a therapist. Extremely fortunate to be working with him.
Written on Dec 21, 2022 after therapy with Gary for 1 year on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, and anger management
Gary is simply the best therapist I have ever had and could ask for.
Written on Aug 26, 2022 after therapy with Gary for 1 year and 3 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, and coaching
Beautiful soul, patient, kind, helpful with concrete tasks but also willing to just listen and ask questions. Excellent.
Written on Feb 03, 2022 after therapy with Gary for 4 months on issues concerning grief, self esteem, career difficulties, and adhd