Achieve Fulfillment
Counseling Center

Teletherapy for all services
Individuals, Couples, Families

KATHY GRAY MA, LPC, LMFT, OTA
Certified EMDR & Imago, Sensory Process Specialist, Houston Eating Disorder Specialist

About


About


My areas of specialties are in Sensory Processing/Self-regulation, Houston Eating Disorder Specialist, Certified IMAGO relationship/couples therapy, Certified EMDR Therapist.
     I have been working in Occupational Therapy for the past 28+ years specializing in Sensory Processing Disorder. I have helped many individuals and families manage symptoms that come with sensory processing issues; such as: autism, ADHD ,ADD, Eating Disorders, cutting, bipolar, behavior and emotional difficulties disrupting daily life. I have paired the sensory work with my counseling skills, as an LPC and LMFT, as a Certified EMDR and Imago Therapist. EMDR, Imago, and Sensory work are effective counseling techniques in managing difficult behaviors, emotions and labels that may accompany these challenging situations. I have developed an effective expertise with Eating Disorder s, Addiction, Trauma, Attachment Disorders, ADHD, OCD, and other diagnoses that have been difficult to treat and master. I used IMAGO relationship/couples Therapy along with these modalities to help rekindle or help develop the bond, trust and connection with others.

Achieve Fulfillment Counseling Center

Individuals , Couples & Families

Mission Statement: My purpose is to walk with clients through their journey, to help them rewire and form new euro pathways to decrease their anxiety, depression and fear. This includes helping clients identify new coping and communication skills, that helps them achieve a long lasting happiness with meaningful relationships as an end goal. I am a Certified Imago & EMDR therapist, specializing in Sensory Processing/Self-regulation: Trauma, Disassociation, Eating Disorders, ADD/ADHD, Autism, Learning & Emotional Disturbances, PTSD, PDD, OCD, Dyslexia, Dysgraphia, and many other difficult diagnoses. Houston Eating Disorder Specialist, IMAGO relationship and couples therapy.

Contact


  • 1525 Lakeville Dr, Kingwood, Texas, 77339
  • 723 W. 17th St. Houston, Texas 77008 13706 N. 183 #114 Austin, Texas 78750

Services


Certified EMDR Therapist

Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) is a psychotherapy treatment that was originally designed to alleviate the distress associated with traumatic memories (Shapiro, 1989a, 1989b).

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Specialize in SensoryProcessing Disorder Work/Self-Regulating

SPD is recognized as a major cause of impairment of self-regulation in children, teens, & adults. It presents as a behavioral or emotional conditions such as Anxiety Disorder, PTSD, ADHD/ADD, anger /tantrum outburst, Learning Disabilities, Autism, Attachment Disorders, and many other conditions that have been treated solely as behavioral problems. SPD is now considered by many to be the cause of many misdiagnoses.

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CBT

Cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) is a short-term, goal-oriented psychotherapy treatment that takes a hands-on, practical approach to problem-solving. Its goal is to change patterns of thinking or behavior that are behind people's difficulties, and so change the way they feel.

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FamilyTherapy/Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

Family therapy is a type of psychological counseling (psychotherapy) that helps family members improve communication and resolve conflicts. Family therapy is usually provided by a psychologist, clinical social worker or licensed therapist

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Certified Couples & Relationship Imago Therapy

Marriage counseling, also called couples therapy, is a type of psychotherapy. Marriage counseling helps couples of all types recognize and resolve conflicts and improve their relationships. Through marriage counseling, you can make thoughtful decisions about rebuilding your relationship or going your separate ways.

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ADD/ADHD, Learning &emotional disturbances, Dyslexia, Dysgraphia, Autism, PDD,

Many students are diagnosed with learning disorders with no appropriate remedy. ... Learning issues that we address include: ADD; ADHD; Dyslexia; Dysgraphia; Dysgraphia, lack of focus in school; poor spelling, handwriting, oral and reading skills; and perceptual/auditory deficiencies.

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Mindfulness

Mindfulness means maintaining a moment-by-moment awareness of our thoughts, feelings, bodily sensations, and surrounding environment. Mindfulness also involves acceptance, meaning that we pay attention to our thoughts and feelings without judging them—without believing, for instance, that there’s a “right” or “wrong” way to think or feel in a given moment. When we practice mindfulness, our thoughts tune into what we’re sensing in the present moment rather than rehashing the past or imagining the future. Meditation begins and ends in the body. It involves taking the time to pay attention to where we are and what’s going on, and that starts with being aware of our body.

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Highly Sensitive People

The scientific term is “sensory-processing sensitivity" (SPS). People who are highly sensitive are born that way; it is not something they learned. As children they might be described by teachers as shy or inhibited, especially in Western countries. As adults, they might be described as introverts. It is important to note that not all sensitive people are shy or introverts. In fact, 30% of HSP are thought to be extroverts. Your trait is normal. It is found in 15 to 20% of the population–too many to be a disorder, but not enough to be well understood by the majority of those around you.

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Eating Disorders/ Disordered Eating

Eating disorders are a group of conditions marked by an unhealthy relationship with food.Disordered eating refers to a wide range of abnormal eating behaviours, many of which are shared with diagnosed eating disorders. The main thing differentiating disordered eating from an eating disorder is the level of severity and frequency of behaviours.An eating disorder is a serious mental illness, characterised by eating, exercise and body weight or shape becoming an unhealthy preoccupation of someone's life. It’s estimated that one million Australians have an eating disorder, and this number is increasing. Eating disorders are not a lifestyle choice, a diet gone wrong or a cry for attention. Eating disorders can take many different forms and interfere with a person’s day to day life. The Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM) recognises four eating disorders: Arfid Anorexia Nervosa Bulimia Nervosa Binge Eating Disorder Other Eating Disorders

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Send over your email for a notification of all presentations, events, or resources/research send to kdgray8@gmail.com

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Teletherapy

Definition of Telehealth: Telehealth involves the use of electronic communications to enable Kathy Gray to connect with individuals using live interactive video and audio communications. Telehealth includes the practice of psychological health care delivery, diagnosis, consultation, treatment, referral to resources, education, and the transfer of medical and clinical data. I use ZOOM which is a HIPPA compliant service.

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FORMS


FORMS
Kathy Dickinson Gray, M.A., NCC, LPC, LMFT, OTA,
EMDR Certified
Specialist in Sensory Processing/Self-regulation
Houston Eating Disorder Specialist
Certified IMAGO Relationship and Couples Therapy

*1525 Lakeville Drive, Suite 114
Kingwood, Texas 77339

*723 W. 17th St.
Houston, Texas 77008

*13706 N. Hwy 183 #114
Austin, Texas 78750

Phone: 281-223-3421
Email: kdgray8@gmail.com
kathygrayachievefulfillment.com 

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Emergency Care 

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FAQ


How can Therapy Help me?

A number of benefits are available from participating in therapy. Therapists can provide support, problem-solving skills, and enhanced coping strategies for issues such as depression, anxiety, relationship troubles, unresolved childhood issues, grief, stress management, body image issues and creative blocks. Many people also find that counselors can be a tremendous asset to managing personal growth, interpersonal relationships, family concerns, marriage issues, and the hassles of daily life. Therapists can provide a fresh perspective on a difficult problem or point you in the direction of a solution. The benefits you obtain from therapy depend on how well you use the process and put into practice what you learn. Some of the benefits available from therapy include:

  • Attaining a better understanding of yourself, your goals and values
  • Developing skills for improving your relationships
  • Finding resolution to the issues or concerns that led you to seek therapy
  • Learning new ways to cope with stress and anxiety
  • Managing anger, grief, depression, and other emotional pressures
  • Improving communications and listening skills
  • Changing old behavior patterns and developing new ones
  • Discovering new ways to solve problems in your family or marriage
  • Improving your self-esteem and boosting self-confidence

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Do I really need therapy? I can usually handle my problems.

Everyone goes through challenging situations in life, and while you may have successfully navigated through other difficulties you've faced, there's nothing wrong with seeking out extra support when you need it. In fact, therapy is for people who have enough self-awareness to realize they need a helping hand, and that is something to be admired. You are taking responsibility by accepting where you're at in life and making a commitment to change the situation by seeking therapy. Therapy provides long-lasting benefits and support, giving you the tools you need to avoid triggers, re-direct damaging patterns, and overcome whatever challenges you face.

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Why do people go to therapy and how do I know if it is right for me?

People have many different motivations for coming to psychotherapy. Some may be going through a major life transition (unemployment, divorce, new job, etc.), or are not handling stressful circumstances well. Some people need assistance managing a range of other issues such as low self-esteem, depression, anxiety, addictions, relationship problems, spiritual conflicts and creative blocks. Therapy can help provide some much needed encouragement and help with skills to get them through these periods. Others may be at a point where they are ready to learn more about themselves or want to be more effective with their goals in life. In short, people seeking psychotherapy are ready to meet the challenges in their lives and ready to make changes in their lives.

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What is Therapy like?

Because each person has different issues and goals for therapy, therapy will be different depending on the individual. In general, you can expect to discuss the current events happening in your life, your personal history relevant to your issue, and report progress (or any new insights gained) from the previous therapy session. Depending on your specific needs, therapy can be short-term, for a specific issue, or longer-term, to deal with more difficult patterns or your desire for more personal development. Either way, it is most common to schedule regular sessions with your therapist (usually weekly).

It is important to understand that you will get more results from therapy if you actively participate in the process. The ultimate purpose of therapy is to help you bring what you learn in session back into your life. Therefore, beyond the work you do in therapy sessions, your therapist may suggest some things you can do outside of therapy to support your process - such as reading a pertinent book, journaling on specific topics, noting particular behaviors or taking action on your goals. People seeking psychotherapy are ready to make positive changes in their lives, are open to new perspectives and take responsibility for their lives.

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What about medication vs. psychotherapy?

It is well established that the long-term solution to mental and emotional problems and the pain they cause cannot be solved solely by medication. Instead of just treating the symptom, therapy addresses the cause of our distress and the behavior patterns that curb our progress. You can best achieve sustainable growth and a greater sense of well-being with an integrative approach to wellness. Working with your medical doctor you can determine what's best for you, and in some cases a combination of medication and therapy is the right course of action.

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Events


Past Events

Title Date Location
Sensory Processing: Using the Brain to Heal Itself 01 Mar 2020 17515 Swansbury Drive Cypress 77429
Sensory Processing: Using the Brain to Heal Itself" 29 Feb 2020
Safe Conversations Workshop 20 Jul 2019 1525 Lakeville Dr, Kingwood, TX 77339, USA

Team


Saundra Dickinson


NCC, LPC, LMFT,

Saundra Dickinson is a LPC, LMFT, NCC in private practice in the Houston area at Alternatives for Family Crisis. She specializes in family therapy, couples therapy and individual work in relationships.

Kathy Gray MA, LPC, LMFT, OTA


MA, LPC, LMFT, OTA

I am a Specialist in Sensory Processing and Eating Disorder in the field of Occupational Therapy for 28+ years. I am also a Certified EMDR & Imago Relationship/Couples Therapist.

Sydney Ware


RDN, LD, CPT

I am a registered Dietitian and licensed in the state of Texas as well as an AFAA certified personal trainer. I am a member of the American Dietetic Association and Houston Eating Disorders Specialist. I have been working in the Long Term Care, with patients that exhibit malnutrition along with working with eating disorder clients, teaching them fun and safe ways to incorporate joyful movements in their everyday life. I have experience in an outpatient eating disorder facility prior to graduation where I really developed a true passion for combining my two passions of working with clients on both the food and movement aspects. I am passionate about helping individuals find the healthy balance between movement and food.

Kayleen Davie


LMSW

My therapeutic approach is to provide support and counseling to help clients effectively address personal life challenges. I have special training and interest In working with trauma providing EMDR therapy as a helping aid. I utilize a strength-based, person centered approach with my clients in a warm and welcoming environment to promote a safe space for healing. Spending the majority of my 30s in education, my goal with children and teens is to help them with cope with unexpected twists and turns of life, maximize resilience and reach their highest potential . I enjoy working with individuals of all ages, backgrounds, abilities, and an LGBTQIA+ friendly.