I believe effective therapy consists of working in partnership with my clients, utilizing their strengths to navigate arduous challenges, and accomplish their goals. I aim to help my clients realize that they hold the power to unlock the door of healing and restoration of their mind, body, and spirit.
Often, we lose our way in our attempt to juggle the many responsibilities and pressures that life sends. As a result, one may struggle to find solutions and feel their life is “out of control.” This tends to lead to anxiety, depression, marital tension, and a feeling of complete helplessness.
I have over 25 years of experience in the mental health field. I am a Licensed Professional Counselor and hold a Supervision Certification. I have a master’s degree in Counseling and a doctorate in Christian Counseling.
I have worked in community mental health settings, schools, nursing homes, as well as inpatient and outpatient psychiatric facilities. I have worked on interdisciplinary mental health teams, facilitated groups for survivors of sexual abuse, domestic violence, and parenting. I also have a background in nursing school counseling and ministry. I have been trained in pre-marital counseling, parenting skills (STEP Program), and am certified as a domestic violence counselor. I have experience working in schools with adolescents at risk for abusing drugs. I provide counseling for anxiety, depression, marital, and other related issues. I work with children aged 5 and above with transitional issues, behavioral problems, ADHD, and anxiety. My modalities of treatment include CBT (Cognitive Behavioral Therapy), mindfulness and relaxation, psychoeducation, and behavior modification. I use the Gottman model for marriage counseling, which emphasizes the importance of communication between couples.
My goal as a counselor is to help my clients find solutions that will bring healing and improve their quality of life as they move toward their aspirations.
I cannot imagine my life without music! Music is a universal language that speaks to the heart and soul. It can lift your mood in a moment. I love singing and playing the piano/keyboard. I’ve had so much fun over the years singing with my family and playing in praise bands. I can say, without a doubt, that music is “in my genes,” since I come from a long line of musicians. I am proud to say that the legacy continues with my children and grandchildren. Someone said, “Where words fail, music speaks.” I believe it!
Dr. Gale Grimaud, LPC