My name is Grant Tomey and I am a Licensed Professional Counselor in the state of Virginia. My counseling approach is based upon the premise that, above all, the relationship that you have with your counselor is of utmost importance. Without this strong foundation, which includes a great deal of trust and mutual understanding, progress will be limited. My first goal is to make the people I counsel feel like I understand them and the issues that they are presenting. I accomplish this through a relaxed, down-to-earth, and nonjudgmental approach. Empathy is the bedrock of my clinical practice, and this ideal is demonstrated in the level of attention I provide each one of my clients.
Once good rapport is established, working from the Person-Centered approach, I utilize a combination of Solution-Focused and Cognitive-Behavioral techniques to bring my clients to a place where they are able to find their own answers. While counseling can be an immensely rewarding and enriching experience, no one wants to have to rely on it indefinitely. Through your work with me, you will get closer to becoming your own expert on yourself, your world, and your relationships.
I received my bachelor's degree in psychology from West Chester University in 2012 and my master's degree in Mental Health Counseling from Old Dominion University in 2014. For the past 7 years, I have worked with all age groups and populations, and feel comfortable providing care to individuals with mild through more severe mental health issues.
Personally, I enjoy spending time with my family (including furry creatures), cooking, working out, and playing music. I believe we can all benefit from taking time to better ourselves, and counseling is an integral part of that process. I look forward to talking with you, getting to know you, and becoming a part your experience of getting to know yourself better.
- Stress, Anxiety
- Relationship issues
- Coping with life changes
I also have experience in Addictions, Family conflicts, Trauma and abuse, Grief, Sleeping disorders, Parenting issues, Anger management, Self esteem, Career difficulties, Bipolar disorder, ADHD
LPC #0701008107 (Expires: 2020-06-30)
Very helpful and showed a solid grasp of the issues I was facing. Offered excellent advice.
Grant is a very understanding and friendly person. I can almost talk to him like I am talking to my journal. He tries to understand the very core of what I am going through and respects my feelings. I feel respected and valued in his presence. Thank you, Grant, for making me feel valued when all I felt was devalued.
Grant is extremely thoughtful and respectful. He is a great listener and has given my techniques and strategies that have enhanced my life. I am learning how to value myself and I am working through my issues at my pace. Grant supports me, especially when I need it most. I truly value his work and guidance.