17 Barclay Street, Building B3, Newtown PA 18940 | Buckingham Green, 4936 York Road, Suite 2300, Buckingham, PA 18902 | (215) 260-7570
17 Barclay Street, Building B3, Newtown PA 18940
Buckingham Green, 4936 York Road, Suite 2300, Buckingham, PA 18902
Gregg is a private practice therapist in the Bucks County area and virtual in Pennsylvania. Gregg has been in practice since 2016 and has been working in mental health since 2010. Gregg draws from a wide background of practice having worked with community supports in mental health, children and families, behavioral modification, hospice, drug and alcohol, and general practice. He believes in the primary tendency of people striving to survive with the resources available to them. Gregg recognizes that while this gets people through their days some of the protective and survival mechanisms may become obstructive in parts of our live where we grow beyond what once worked. In simpler terms; Sometimes we get in our own way but we fear leaving what is comfortable and familiar. Gregg understands and respects the complexes that comes when one realizes this but also struggles with change; despite knowing the benefits that come with it. He hopes to be a comforting, consistent, and supportive companion on your journey offering encouragement, patience, and calm as you take the time you need to grow and change.
Gregg specializes in grief, loss, and trauma making use of a variety of skills and methods to address that with clients. Gregg is trained and versed in the use of EMDR, Polyvagal interventions, and Adlerian Psychodynamic Psychotherapy. He also has a passion for working with individuals living with OCD by making use of the ERP model of treatment as well as career supports for young adults discovering their first avenues of employment and adults looking to change that important part of their lives.
Gregg is a person who has been aggrieved and spent many hours with those who grieve. He operates from an eclectic perspective in this area that draws from multiple models and understand the unique adjustments that occur when a change happens in our lives that leaves us with less than what we were living with prior. Grief is an adjustment to a reality that is jarring, confusing, and undesirable; but it is also a change that isn’t going away and must have room made for it. In this area of therapy Gregg draws from existential and logo-therapies that help adjust to the changes that occur, feel the emotions that accompany the change, and make attempts to find meaning where the experience of despair can be consuming. Are you a person who has had a change occur in your life that left you with less than before? Do you feel lost at times in the new reality in which you find yourself? Are the implications from the loss impacting multiple areas of your life? Gregg is someone who shares these feelings and offers a patient and comforting atmosphere in which to experience and explore these feelings in an attempt to be present for others as they try to find meaning or just stability after a loss.
Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) therapy is a type of trauma treatment that Gregg is practiced and passionate about making use to assist clients. EMDR therapy makes use of bilateral stimulation to address trauma responses that keep people stuck. Gregg likes to explain it as using both parts of your brain to help you shift things out of the way that might keep coming up for people physically, emotionally, or in their thoughts. Gregg has wide experiencing using EMDR to address things like sexual assault, childhood abuse, first responder and critical incidence, physical altercations, accidents, and attachment trauma. Gregg offers methods of calming the central nervous system that can stay elevated these physical response are often automatic and most disruptive to those who live with heightened distress as a result of traumatic events. These methods draw from polyvagal, mindful, and somatic coping skills to provide clients with multiple methods of increasing the ability to regulate nervous system responses which are programmed to be overactive after trauma. From there Gregg can make use of protocols used in EMDR to help in the reprocessing piece that allows for the stuck feelings clients express to be less insurmountable. He strives to help clients learn to find more room in those situations that used to feel stuck. The more room we have the more we can dance rather than feel cramped, claustrophobic, and stuck. The latter is no way to live.
Gregg has spent a number of years learning about the presentation of Obsessive Compulsive Disorder and the “gold standard” of treating it through Exposure Response Prevention (ERP). Gregg works collaboratively with others involved in order to support the person who’s anxious intrusive thought resulted in obsessive patterns as an attempt to cope. OCD can take so much from those the disorder effects and Gregg hopes to be a consistent and supportive person that wants to help face the obsessive thoughts without the use of compulsions in order to carve out new patterns that are less disruptive to individuals.
Career Supports –
Gregg has carved out a small area of supporting others in their attempts to answer the questions of how to find employment that matches their needs and desires. We grow and change throughout life and work is a large portion of most of it. We can not be expected to be the same person when we are first setting out on our career journey 5 – 10 years on and beyond. Gregg has a special focus on a group that he runs for emerging adults answering the question of “what do you want to be when you grow up?’. Gregg finds this question ridiculous and instead asks “what kind of a life do you want”. Gregg offers a career supportive group that uses assessments and supportive exploration to help break down steps people can take to carve a pathway to prepare themselves to grow into professionals with confidence and multifaceted understanding of what career paths may involve and how to be versatile and effective in their attempts to study and grow into career professionals.
If any of this sounds helpful please reach out to Gregg. He will offer a 20 minute consult to you before therapy starts in order to see about goodness of fit and to get an idea if he can be helpful. He knows how hard it can be to find a therapist and is dedicated to being a supportive presence or helping you find the next step in your journey to grow.