I have been working in the mental health and addiction field profession for 10 years. I use an eclectic approach, however, the theoretical frameworks that most define me professionally combine unconditional positive regard, spiritual/faith-based and cognitive-behavioral theory. My style is pragmatic, professional, down-to-earth, and based upon professional and personal-life experiences. I have a unique ability to therapeutically join with clients which is partly due to my personality, style and vernacular.
I am an eclectic counselor that utilizes multiple theories such as Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Rational Emotive Behavioral Therapy, Motivational Interviewing and Solution-Focused Therapy.
What is it like to work with me?
Humor - Let's face it, therapy, counseling, or whatever you'd like to call it does NOT always have to be so serious. I enjoy the fact that my client's and I can laugh together. I believe that laughter is so important when exploring topics that are difficult and challenging.
Culturally Sensitive - I have worked with many clients over the years that come from all walks of life. That includes culturally, ethnically, religiously, spiritually, age, or socioeconomic status, I respect and value all my clients for who they are. The truth is that we all have a history, and that history is part of our story to be told and valued.
My Educational Credentials:
Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist in CA (BBS)
Substance Abuse Professional (NAADAC)
Master of Science in Addiction Counseling (Grand Canyon University)
Master of Arts in Counseling Psychology (Argosy University)
For my professional growth, I continuously read related literature, keep myself up to date with the ethical and legal guidelines in the field, and the latest research, and attend trainings.
I look forward to working with you and being a part of your journey.
Additional areas of focus: Career difficulties, Coaching, Codependency, Drug and Alcohol Addiction, Impulsivity
Clinical approaches: Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Existential Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Narrative Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy
CA LMFT 115460
He's compassionate and empathetic. He's easy to talk to and knowledgeable
Written on Sep 03, 2021 after therapy with Gregory for 1 month on issues concerning career difficulties