Meet Holly Grayson
Licensed Clinical Social Worker
I chose to become a therapist to help people learn how to thrive and not just survive life's events and human emotions. Indeed, I believe therapy is about change. Specifically, therapy is about changing something that isn't working the way you would want it to and not knowing how or what to do to accomplish the change. I believe that therapy can benefit everyone at some point in their life.
My theoretical foundation is in the use of psychodynamic object relations theory. I use this for case formulation and use different theoretical interventions as needed during treatment such as Transpersonal, Jungian, Gestalt, Mindfulness, Rogerian, Existential, Women's Perspective, etc. I am trained and have experience in various evidence based therapy interventions such as Alternative Mind Body Healing methods, which deal with various cultures and alternative methods of healing within those cultures, Emotion Focused Therapy, (EFT); Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, (CBT); Dialectic Behavior Therapy, (DBT;) Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing, (EMDR); Motivational Interviewing (MI); Couple /Marriage Therapy; Mindfulness Therapy, and Therapy; Domestic Violence Treatment (DV). I have experience working with a wide range of ages that involves individuals, couples, families. This includes working with LGBTQ+ individuals, couples, and families.
Why Mental Health Therapy?
Mood disorders such as depression and bi-polar disorder can effect our everyday
Depression for example a person might lack energy, want to sleep or have difficulty staying asleep, not have an interest in doing usually enjoyable activities. Where bi-polar disorder may have mood swings between having an abundance of energy that influences your ability to sleep or such lows that sleep is the only thing appealing. If left untreated the disorder may increase in severity and require hospitalization.
Anxiety can vary in its intensity from feeling like an uneasy feeling (jittery) and unable to focus to the extreme of having panic attacks and feeling as if you are having a heart attack or passing out.
Relationships require time and commitment to each other. Over time they can become strained or down right hostile. How relationship stress impact the relationship will vary. However, most of the time the relationship can be helped by engaging in couples therapy to create a deeper connection with each other by learning new ways to communicate and understand each other.
Families are very complex in the way they function. Engaging in family therapy can create a deeper connection with each family member and a clearer understanding about each member of the family.
Stress is the most common emotion we experience in our daily lives. There are a variety of sources for our daily stress. Everything from having to work, having relationships, families, and unpredictable crisis's. Chronic stress can lead to long term heath concerns ranging from headaches, autoimmune diseases, high blood pressure, strokes and heart attacks.
Therapy can teach you how to manage the stress to try and prevent long term health implications.
Trauma can occur from a variety of situations. For example overhearing an argument, seeing a car accident, being exposed to stressful situations on a daily basis such as first responders, medical personnel, police officers or being in war.