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Grayson Wallen, MA, APCC

Registered Associate Professional Clinical Counselor #5227

Office: (619) 858-3105 x 128

Mission Valley Office

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

 

My name is Grayson and I am a Registered Associate Clinical Counselor at the Center for Enriching Relationships and I love helping people overcome their presenting problems to foster a life of healing, wholeness, and adventure. I have spent the majority of my career in the Christian counseling space, specifically serving individuals (minors and adults) with depression and anxiety that is theologically rich, makes sense and is proven to work. In counseling, I use Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, which focuses in on thoughts that lead to undesired realities and beliefs to draw out healthy and realistic views of self and others. I also counsel those married or yet to be married using the Gottman Method for Couples Therapy. Lastly, I fundamentally believe that the healing journey is a priceless endeavor that I am honored to participate in. Outside of counseling, I can be found spending time with my wife on the beach, at a third-wave coffee shop or CrossFit.

I earned my Masters of Arts in Counseling degree from Phoenix Seminary in Scottsdale, Arizona. Before seminary, I attended Grand Canyon University in Phoenix, Arizona and finished with a Bachelor's of Science in Psychology with an emphasis in Biblical Studies. In counseling sessions, I rely on Cognitive Behavioral Therapy which addresses the patterns of thinking and believing that influence present experiences. I also have completed the Gottman Method for Couples Therapy's Clinical Training 1 and 2.

You can find out more information about Grayson on Psychology Today or his Blog. For more information about counseling with Grayson, please complete the form below!

I have experience in the following areas:

  • Men’s issues like anger management, lying and not feeling emotions.

  • 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 in Biblical Studies from Grand Canyon University; Phoenix, AZ

  • M.A., Counseling from Phoenix Seminary; Scottsdale, AZ

Professional Experience:

  • Gottman 7 Principles for Making Marriage Work Leader

  • Gottman Method Couples Therapy Clinical Training 1: Bridging the Couple Chasm

  • Gottman Method Couples Therapy Clinical Training 2: Assessment, Intervention & Co-Morbidities

  • Graduate Counseling Intern at Scottsdale Bible Church Counseling Ministry; Scottsdale, 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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