Gregory graduated with a Master’s Degree in Counselor Education and School Counseling endorsement from Northeastern Illinois University in 2019. He also holds a Bachelor’s degree in Sociology with a focus in Developmental Psychology from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. His extensive education and previous work experience has given him a wealth of knowledge related to youth development.
Gregory has over a decade of experience supporting youth with a diverse set of needs in both the classroom and in residential care settings. He has experience working with individuals living on the Autism Spectrum, individuals with ADHD, anxiety or conduct disorders. He also has experience teaching coping skills in both individual and group settings to help with stress management, anxiety, depression, and emotional regulation. Gregory’s experiences as a leader and trainer in the classroom have enriched him with communicative and collaborative skills that allow him to provide effective parent coaching and a holistic approach to counseling as it relates to youth’s development.
Gregory approaches each session with a growth mindset and utilizes solution-focused collaboration to encourage self-awareness and independence. He is passionate about sharing knowledge and resources with parents, teachers and other shareholders to help youth overcome a variety of issues and achieve personal success as they transition from youth to adulthood.
In the shared therapeutic space you can expect a genuine acceptance and welcoming environment from Gregory. He utilizes Mindfulness and Play Therapy activities as well as Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Motivational Interviewing to provide youth and families an individualized therapeutic experience that prepares youth with the skills to succeed in the classroom, at home, and in the community. He advocates for youth to put in the work to achieve their own personal growth and success, by challenging them to look inward to locate their greatest strengths, while developing problem-solving and self-advocacy skills.
- Executive functioning
- Emotional Regulation
- Behavior/Mood Disorders (ODD)
- Trauma Informed
- IEP/504 Planning
- CBT & Solution-Focused Therapy
- Parent Coaching