Hello, thank you for considering me as a therapist to help you with couples therapy. I have an undergraduate degree in psychology and became a Licensed Clinical Social Worker after graduate school in Arizona. I have had over 20 years experience working with couples and families using a systems approach, structural family therapy. In short, the systems approach understands that if one person in a relationship is unhappy or happy for that matter, it must be viewed in context with the other member(s) of the relationship. It’s a way of thinking – success or failure of a marriage is interactional. Problems in the relationship are usually not all the fault of one just one person.
So, looking at a couple as a system of at least two people, I try to access what is going on and address road blocks and strengths impacting the relationship. For example, I may try to find out if a couple ever loved each other; it is not easy to save a marriage if neither party ever loved the other. If they once did have a wonderful relationship I would try to find out what changed and address those elements. Sometimes people grow in totally different directions, which can be just fine as long a each understands and accepts the other. If acceptance is not realistic option, then work can be done to re-balance the relationship. There are many moving parts in a relationship, and if the participants in that marital dyad are motivated then smiles can return. After all, many relationships are suffering simply due to unintentional neglect.
- Stress, Anxiety
- Family conflicts
- Trauma and abuse
I also have experience in Addictions, Relationship issues, Grief, Parenting issues, Anger management, Self esteem, Bipolar disorder
LCSW #LCSW 1929 (Expires: 2021-03-31)
Very happy with our sessions with Gregory so far. He is very wise & his direct style of communication works very well for my husband & I. We have learned a lot of practical things that are dramatically & quickly easing the tension in our relationship.
Gregory has been very helpful and respectful. He was on time for his counseling session with us. We have been doing much better since our appointment with him.
Gregory has been super supportive and helpful. He’s so welcoming and nice, you can definitely trust him and it has been so nice to have him as my counselor.
We enjoyed working with Gregory. He suggested numerous strategies/tactics that we acted on and it proved to be effective for us.
Gregory is great. Really takes the time to listen, and gives great advice.
Very professional & helpful especially for relationship issues. Highly recommended.
Mr. Hayes was very helpful in trying to find ways to strengthen our relationship. He is kind and thoughtful.
I really appreciate Gregory's help. He is knowledgeable, professional, and has a knack for getting right to the heart of the issue. Thank you Gregory.
So far I believe Gregory has been unbiased and effective. I look forward to our continued work.
Gregory is fantastic.