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Grayson Wallen, MA, APCC

Registered Associate Professional Clinical Counselor #5227

Office: (619) 858-3105 x 128

Supervisor: Barbara Burt, Psy.D., LCP #PSY23977

 

I am a Registered Associate Clinical Counselor who has counseling experience with men’s issues, marriage support and relationship enrichment. As a counselor, I seek to help people best overcome their presenting problems to foster a life of healing, wholeness and adventure. I am completely invested in seeing change for the better in each person’s life. In counseling, I focus in on thoughts that lead to undesired realities and beliefs while using tools that make sense both clinically and practically. I am profoundly influenced by Dr. Curt Thompson M.D., who is an expert in Neurobiology, Psychiatry and models Christian integration with mental health care as holistic and fluid. Drs. John and Julie Gottman developed the Gottman Method for Couples Therapy, which is some of the most solid researched treatment modes in the field and developed tangible interventions that are clinically significant and proven to work. Dr. John Frame is a theologian who also is concrete and has developed my understanding of the Christian tradition and its tenants in daily living. These four people shape how I see people, problems and God in light of one another. The healing journey is a priceless endeavor that I am honored to participate in. Outside of counseling I enjoy spending time with my wife on the beach, drinking specialty coffee and at CrossFit.

I have experience in the following areas:

  • Men’s issues
  • Marriage and/or divorce
  • Parenting children with problematic behavior(s)
  • Depression/Anxiety
  • Spiritual and theological integration

Education and Training:

  • B.S., Psychology with an Emphasis on Biblical Studies from Grand Canyon University; Phoenix, AZ
  • M.A., Counseling from Phoenix Seminary; Scottsdale, AZ

Professional Experience:

  • Gottman Method Couples Therapy Clinical Training 1: Bridging the Couple Chasm
  • Gottman Method Couples Therapy Clinical Training 2: Assessment, Intervention & Co-Morbidities
  • Counseling Intern at Scottsdale Bible Church Counseling Ministry; Scottsdale, AZ

Ministry Experience:

  • LifeGroup Host/Leader at Grace Community Church; Tempe, AZ
  • EPIC High School Volunteer Staff at Grace Community Church; Tempe, AZ

Professional Affiliations:

  • Registered Associate Professional Clinical Counselor with the California Board of Behavioral Science, #APCC 5227
  • New Professional Member with American Counseling Association, Member ID: 6482034
  • Pre-License Member with California Association for Licensed Professional Clinical Counselors

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