My name is Chris Gregory. I am a licensed clinical social worker and certified clinical supervisor. I hold a master's degree in clinical social work and a specialization in law/ clinical practice from Fordham University in New York City. I work with voluntary, and court mandated adult consumers suffering from depression, anxiety, bipolar disorder substance abuse, OCD, PTSD, ADHD, and psychosis
Our society today has become extremely complicated socially, economically, legally, and romantically. Many individuals want a quick fix for many of life's challenges. Regrettably, many individuals make major life decisions based on what they think they should do instead of what their heart tells them. This takes many down the wrong path, let me help you find your way.
A clinical social worker provides direct services, including interventions focused on interpersonal interactions, intrapsychic dynamics, and life management issues. Clinical social work services are based on bio-psychosocial perspectives. Services consist of assessment, diagnosis, treatment (including psychotherapy and counseling), client-centered advocacy, consultation, evaluation, and prevention of mental illness, emotional, or behavioral disturbances.
Thank you for choosing me as your counselor. I promise to do my best in ensuring a safe environment where you can discuss openly your experiences, thoughts, concerns, and feelings. I strive to provide a positive therapeutic setting for all my clients, based on person-centered counseling: unconditional positive regard, empathy, and genuineness.
I provide individual therapy and use a variety of approaches to meet the needs of my clients. I specifically use interpersonal psychotherapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, Motivational Enhancement Therapy and Mindfulness Based Counseling. All treatments are supported by the following values: people are doing the best they can with the skills that they have, people can change, people do get better, people may not have created their problems, but they do have to live with them. The therapeutic relationship is a safe place to explore issues, learn new ways of thinking and acting, and practice skills. To maximize the benefits of counseling, I will often ask clients to complete homework assignments including practicing new skills.
Information that you share during sessions is kept in strict confidence. Please refer to the Privacy Notice in this intake packet for detailed information regarding your Protected Health Information (PHI). Confidentiality: All information shared will be kept confidential with the following exceptions; a) If I believe you are a danger to yourself or someone else b) If you give me written permission to disclose information c) In the case of abuse to a child or an elderly person confidentiality will be waived d) If the information is court ordered e) If you desire to seek reimbursement from a managed care company, the disclosure of confidential information may be required for reimbursement f) In case of a Medical Emergency Even under these circumstances only essential information will be revealed and as much as possible you will be informed before confidentiality is broken.
I look forward to working with you,
Chris Gregory, LCSW