Gay Williamson-Grigas

(LMHC, CAP)

About Me

Hello my name is Gay Lynn Williamson-Grigas and I am a Licensed Mental Health Counselor, (LMHC) and a Certified Addiction Professional. I have a Master's Degree in psychology from the Michigan School of Professional Psychology, in Farmington Hills, Michigan. My first commercially published book, Transformative Rituals: Celebrations for Personal Growth, highlights my very creative approach to therapy and incorporates innovative ways to break through barriers and blocks that hold us back. I have over 20 years of experience working with individuals and groups in recovery centers, as a corporate consultant, and in educational settings.

I have experience working with individuals dealing with anxiety, depression, bipolar, recovery from addictions and addictive compulsive behaviors, relationship problems, codependency, job transitions, life transitions, self worth and self esteem, workplace management problems, workplace and employee issues, and bullying.

My most recent book is Trigger-Proof: 12 Tools to Keep Your Cool and Confidence. Working with people of all ages to understand their personal triggers and buttons that get pushed. Helping individuals personally and professionally stay centered while dealing with stressful people and situations that may trigger unwanted responses.

My goal is to be a positive motivator and an encouraging presence. My hope is to inspire and uplift those who are frustrated and discouraged. My desire is to help each person come to appreciate their unique life meaning and purpose. My commitment is to help individuals live their best authentic life and pursue what makes them happy.

My style is to assist each person I have the honor to work with understanding their unique individual patterns and self perceptions. In doing so each person has the opportunity to change and modify their personal patterns or interrupt the unhealthy behavior patterns that are no longer supporting their success and peace of mind.


Specialties

  • Stress, Anxiety
  • Self esteem
  • Depression
  • Coping with life changes
  • Coaching
Also experienced in:
Addictions , LGBT , Relationship issues , Family conflicts , Trauma and abuse , Grief , Intimacy-related issues , Parenting issues , Anger management , Career difficulties , Bipolar disorder , Abandonment , Adoption and Foster Care , Read more...

Clinical approaches:
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Existential Therapy, Jungian Therapy, Mindfulness Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Solution-Focused Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy

Years of Experience: 20

Services Offered


  • Messaging

  • Live Chat

  • Phone

  • Video

Licensing

LMHC #MH15566 (Expires: 2021-03-31)


Reviews

Written by D.O. on Feb 27, 2021 after counseling with Gay for 1 year on issues concerning intimacy-related issues, self esteem, and coaching

Excellent and truly unique in connecting with someone over the phone!!

Written by K.R. on Feb 23, 2021 after counseling with Gay for 1 month on issues concerning stress, anxiety, self esteem, and coping with life changes

I am so grateful for the spiritual lens Gay was able to competently utilize to help me address my counseling goals. Her ability to share from a Bible perspective was particularly meaningful. Additionally, her ability to listen beyond the expressed words and capture the emotional meaning contributed to my sense of being heard and understood. A valuable resource she provided after each session were notes of key points she captured from the session .

Written by D.A. on Feb 22, 2021 after counseling with Gay for 11 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, addictions, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, and coping with life changes

Competent, caring professional.

Written by N.I. on Feb 15, 2021 after counseling with Gay for 11 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, grief, intimacy-related issues, parenting issues, and self esteem

Gay has really helped me work through my anxiety.

Written by J.E. on Feb 07, 2021 after counseling with Gay for 1 month

Mrs. Gay was truly what I needed during this month of changes in my life. She gave me coping tools that I will use for the rest of my life, and helped change the way I think about myself and my life. The work we accomplished together was so healing for me. I am even getting a bit emotional now writing about it! I wish we could've met in real life but for now I will be sending Mrs. Gay a big virtual hug and the most sincere thank you from the bottom of my heart.

Written by D.A. on Jan 26, 2021 after counseling with Gay for 2 weeks on issues concerning addictions, relationship issues, grief, self esteem, career difficulties, and adhd

The counsel I received from her was extremely helpful. She gave me reading and viewing material to absorb from whom the author she learned from directly. The material was extremely helpful. I like betterhelp.com, and I like having Gay Williamson-Griegas as my counsel.

Written by M.A. on Dec 22, 2020 after counseling with Gay for 8 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, intimacy-related issues, and parenting issues

Gay has been instrumental in helping me challenge my patterns of anxiety and truly find joy in life. I am so so grateful for her care, kindness, thoughtfulness, and attentive listening as I shared challenging and personal relationship issues in my life. Since beginning to work with her, I have grown tremendously on an emotional level and have been on a steady path to embracing my authentic self. Thank you for everything, Gay!

Written by T.O. on Dec 17, 2020 after counseling with Gay for 8 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, intimacy-related issues, and coping with life changes

Gay is an excellent counselor. I highly recommend her services.

Written by A.N. on Dec 17, 2020 after counseling with Gay for 10 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, and self esteem

Gay is a truly knowledgeable, compassionate, and dedicated therapist. I’ve learned a lot about myself with her help. She asks questions that make you think and assigns work that makes self reflection engaging. Gay also has a great sense of humor and a kind heart. I would highly recommend her to my loved ones!

Written by J.E. on Oct 05, 2020 after counseling with Gay for 6 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety

I have found a therapist who is helpful, very direct, will ask the tough questions and propose alternative views rather than just asking me how I feel and agreeing with me.

Written by A.L. on Sep 29, 2020 after counseling with Gay for 6 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, and self esteem

Gay is an exceptional therapist with great knowledge.

Written by S.A. on Aug 20, 2020 after counseling with Gay for 4 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, and self esteem

Gay was amazing!!! She helped me in so many different ways!! She was incredible in every aspect she really listen to me and supported me and gave me a lot more confidence in myself!!!

I would literally give her 100 stars out of 10 she is so amazing and really helped me along my journey and I hope that once I return to counseling I will be paired up with her again!!

Written by L.I. on Aug 20, 2020 after counseling with Gay for 5 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, coping with life changes, and coaching

She is amazing. I have worked with other therapists who helped me cope with life's hardships but she has truly helped me get to the core of my issues so that I can change.

Written by B.R. on Jun 11, 2020 after counseling with Gay for 1 month on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, family conflicts, career difficulties, bipolar disorder, and coaching

Gay is very sweet, caring and attentive. After a few sessions, I am already improving on my self esteem and overall Confidence. She helped me transition with major life changes and was an awesome support system. She was honest, straightforward and always had amazing tips and advice. I love that I am able to take what I learned from her and apply it to my day to day life. Thank you Gay for all your support!:)

Written by J.E. on Jun 04, 2020 after counseling with Gay for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, and trauma and abuse

She is absolutely wonderful. She is so attentive and caring. She also pushes me when needed. I’m so grateful I got paired with her.

Written by J.U. on Jun 01, 2020 after counseling with Gay for 2 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, eating disorders, and self esteem

She is one of the best therapists I have ever worked with. Her repertoire of counseling knowledge is not only impressive, more importantly, she intuitively keyed in to exactly what kind of counseling was needed to address my concerns specifically from the very beginning. She is a kind soul and a good listener, and helped me make the leap from wanting to change to making real progress. Thank you Gay!

Written by L.E. on Mar 23, 2020 after counseling with Gay for 3 weeks

Gay Williamson-Grigas is a fabulous counselor. She is kind, compassionate and extremely knowledgeable. She has been extremely healing and a joy to work with. I will definitely work with her again.

Written by L.I. on Mar 06, 2020 after counseling with Gay for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, self esteem, career difficulties, and coping with life changes

Gay Williamson-Grigas is a good listener. She understands what I'm saying and gives appropriate recommendations. I really like how she gets back to me quickly when I message her. I would highly recommend her.