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Counseling Center

Teletherapy
Individuals, Couples, Families

About


Do you feel….
… like something is missing, just not right.
… like you are not good enough, capable, or confident.
… stuck feeling unheard, alone and/or devalued.
… exhausted with lack of connectedness or acceptance.




Do you want to feel better? Therapy can help you… …

...feel lasting trust, safety and connection with yourself and others.…
...develop new ways to manage your life, behaviors, and emotions..
...move through the feelings of immobilization, to inner peace, courage and true love for yourself and others
...work out misunderstandings, reduce conflict, and rediscover ways to bond, communicate, and find common ground within families, couples, and more



Looking for a therapist can be a tricky task.

The therapist and client relationship is a personal relationship. It’s important to find a therapist that fits for you.
You need to feel safe enough to share your vulnerabilities, and trust that the therapist actually gets you and can help you move through this difficult journey.
The overwhelming feelings of being alone, different, not good enough, trauma, anxiety, addictive patterns, eating issues, ADHD/ADD, low-esteem, or depression can be consuming
You feel stuck and hopeless. These emotional struggles, with no answers or relief, can lead you to looking for help and guidance.
Find a new way of living happy, confident and connected.
The work we’ll do together will enhance your understanding of your struggles, and help you improve the balance and quality of your choices.
This new enlightenment will decrease your anxiety and depression, as it empowers your self-worth and allows you more control to make better choices for a better life.
I walk with you through the exploration of coping, communication, and relationship patterns that have caused such havoc.
Develop healthy techniques and strategies for living your life, relaxed, calm, and safe.You’ll begin to enjoy life’s moments instead of trying to escape or numb-out.
I’m a trauma informed therapist treating individuals, couples, and families.
I combine a warm and relational style with years of experience and training in repairing from trauma, attachment difficulties, lack of connection and managing through anxiety, depression, and other debilitating emotions.
I approach each person I work with as an unique individual with the capacity for healing and living a life of greatness, wherever they are.
I focus the work on each individual, couple and family, utilizing CBT, Sensory Processing Therapy, EMDR Therapy, Mindfulness, Attachment- based Therapies, Relaxation/Guided Imagery, and Imago Relationship Therapy to build connection, value and a change with new beginnings.
These therapies help you find, and be in the space to tolerate, and move through difficult feelings , which allow you to develop your style in managing challenges in your new life.







Team


Kathy Gray MA, LPC, LMFT, OTA


KATHY GRAY MA, LPC, LMFT, OTA Certified EMDR & Imago Therapist, Sensory Process Specialist, Houston Eating Disorder Specialist, Consultation (CIT) for clinicians wanting EMDR Certification

I am a Specialist in Sensory Processing and Eating Disorder in the field of Occupational Therapy for 29+ years. I am also a Certified EMDR & Imago Relationship/Couples Therapist.

Services


Consultation

Consultation for EMDR therapists seeking EMDRIA Certification. We are Consultants in Training at this time and in the process of becoming EMDRIA Approved Consultants.

Specialties


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

What is an eating disorder? Eating disorders are serious, potentially life threatening disorders characterized by a mental obsession with body weight and shape, food and purging, and excessive exercise. The three primary types of eating disorders are anorexia nervosa, bulimia nervosa, and binge eating disorder. Eating disorders experts have found that prompt intensive treatment significantly improves the chances of recovery. For more information about a specific eating disorder: Click Lean More:

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Add email to list

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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Imago Relationship Therapy (Certified)

The ultimate goal of Imago therapy is to assist partners develop a conscious, intimate, committed relationship that provides each other the connectedness and love that have always wanted. It is only in this conscious state of a committed love relationship that partners can bond securely and healthy enough to establish the connectedness necessary for healthy parenting . Our families struggle because as parents we have tried to raise our children with our own defects in understanding how to have a long-term committed love relationship. The healthy communication dialogues help develop trust and safety allowing for a strong connection. This is true for partners, siblings, children/parent and over all develop healthy boundaries and connection for a new beginning.

Events


Upcoming Events

TitleDateLocation
Integrating a Sensory-Trauma Model into Eating Disorders Healing06 Nov 2021Online Event

Past Events

TitleDateLocation
Integrated Pathways: Sensory Processing: Sensory Processing/Regulation, EMDR & Imago/Attachment23 Jul 2021Online Event
Sensory Processing: Using the Brain to Heal Itself01 Mar 202017515 Swansbury Drive Cypress 77429
Sensory Processing: Using the Brain to Heal Itself"29 Feb 2020
Safe Conversations Workshop20 Jul 20191525 Lakeville Dr, Kingwood, TX 77339, USA

Contact


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

Please text or email is the best way to contact me. I am in session during the day and cannot answer the phone.

Articles


Why Are So Many Kids and Teens Cutting?

Why Are So Many Kids and Teens Cutting?

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Do you have ADD or ADHD?
QUIZ BY AMEN CLINICS

Do you have ADD or ADHD? QUIZ BY AMEN CLINICS

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6 Strategies for Setting Healthy Boundaries with Others

6 Strategies for Setting Healthy Boundaries with Others

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Childhood Trauma and The Adult Nervous System

Childhood Trauma and The Adult Nervous System

Trauma creates changes in your brain that trigger the fight or flight response (sympathetic mode) and freeze or fold response (survival mode). These responses can become so second-nature that stress hormones are released even without the stimulus of a threat in your environment. Over time, this process can lead to neurological changes and nervous system dysfunction. As a child, when you experience a traumatic event, it typically goes unrecognized. Unless you had parents that are very aware of the long-term impacts of trauma, you likely just had to move forward and shake it off. Unfortunately, trauma doesn't typically resolve on its own. While the event may be over, the impacts of a traumatic experience can live on in your body for decades.

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Connecting Eating Disorders and Sensory Processing Disorder: A Sensory Eating Disorder Hypothesis

Connecting Eating Disorders and Sensory Processing Disorder: A Sensory Eating Disorder Hypothesis

Eating disorders are pathological conditions characterized by disturbed eating behaviors that affect mental and physical health. Among them, some Avoidant-Restrictive Food Intake Disorder (ARFID), Pica and Anorexia Nervosa (AN) studies have shown, at least in part, a sensory-related etiology. Sensory Processing Disorder (SPD) is a neurological condition that exists when the brain has an altered processing of sensory signals, resulting in non-adaptive motor and/or behavioral responses. Some of the SPD phenotypes include hyper or hypo-reactivity to one or more sensory channels, including tactile, olfactory, visual and oral that might have connections with the aforementioned eating disorders, like atypical responses from determined food colors, textures or smells which eventually lead to unhealthy eating behaviors, weight imbalance, malnutrition and psychosocial impairment. We have gathered and discussed some of the most relevant studies about the connection between eating disorders and SPD, proposing a general term called sensory eating disorder to define peculiar SPD cases that might evolve to an established eating disorder. Keywords: Sensory processing disorder; Eating disorders; Sensory eating disorder; Avoidant-restrictive; Food intake disorder; Pica; Anorexia nervosa; Autism Abbreviations : ARFID: Avoidant-Restrictive Food Intake Disorder; AN: Anorexia Nervosa; SPD: Sensory Processing Disorder

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Health Links


Mental Health Links
The following links are listed to provide you with additional online mental health care information and counseling resources.
Addiction and Recovery
Alcoholics Anonymous
Alcoholics Anonymous Recovery Resources
Center for On-Line Addiction
Habit Smart
SAMHSA's Substance Abuse/Addiction
SAMHSA's Treatment and Recovery
Web of Addictions
Anxiety Disorders
Answers to Your Questions About Panic Disorder
National Center for PTSD
Obsessive Compulsive Information Center
Associations & Institutes
American Academy of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry
American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy
American Counseling Association
American Psychiatric Association
American Psychological Association
American Psychological Society
Canadian Mental Health Association
Center for Mental Health Services
National Institute of Mental Health
National Mental Health Association
Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration
Attention-Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder
ADDA - Attention Deficit Disorder Association
Attention-Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, NIH
Born to Explore: The Other Side of ADD/ADHD
Child Abuse and Domestic Violence
Childhelp USA®
SAMHSA's Children and Families
SAMHSA's Protection and Advocacy
Questions and Answers about Memories of Childhood Abuse
The National Domestic Violence Hotline Website
Women, Violence and Trauma
Chronic Fatigue
Chronic Fatigue Syndrome
Depression
Bipolar Disorder News - Pendulum.org
Depression and How Therapy Can Help
Depression Screening
Depression Test, Symptoms of Depression, Signs of Depression
Developmental Disorders
Asperger's Disorder
NeuroWeb
Pervasive Developmental Disorders
Diagnosis
DSM-IV-TR: Diagnoses and Criteria
Dissociation and Traumatic Stress
Sidran Foundation Home Page
Eating Disorders
American Dietetic Association
Something Fishy
Journals & Magazines
ADHD Report
Anxiety, Stress and Coping
Autism
Childhood
Contemporary Hypnosis
Dementia
Depression and Anxiety
Dreaming
Drug and Alcohol Review
Dyslexia
Early Child Development and Care
Eating Disorders
Educational Assessment
Journal of Gambling Studies
Journal of Happiness Studies
Journal of Mental Health and Aging
Journal of Sex & Marital Therapy
Journal of Sport and Exercise Psychology
Journal of Substance Abuse Treatment
Language and Cognitive Processes
Loss, Grief & Care
Mental Retardation and Developmental Disabilities
Metaphor and Symbol
Neuropsychological Rehabilitation
Parenting
Personal Relationships
Personality and Individual Differences
Psychiatric Bulletin
Psychology of Men & Masculinity
Psychology Today
Stress and Health
Studies in Gender and Sexuality
Substance Abuse
Suicide and Life-Threatening Behavior
Trauma, Violence & Abuse
Medications and Health Supplements
Drug Interactions, Alternative, MotherNature
Drug Interactions, DIRECT
Medical Dictionary
Medications, FDA
Medication, Internet Mental Health
Medications, PDR
Medline, Comparison
Multivitamins
SAMHSA's Psychiatry and Psychology
Mental Health Care General Links
CounsellingResource.com
GoodTherapy.org
Internet Mental Health
Let’s Talk Facts, APA
Mental Health Counselor Resources, About.com
Mental Help Net
Mental Illnesses/Disorders
PsychCentral.com
University of Michigan Health Topics A to Z
Web Sites You Can Trust, Medical Library Association
Personality Disorders
Mental Help Net - Personality Disorders
Personality Disorders - Focus Adolescent Counselor Services

Suicide Awareness and Hotlines
SAMHSA's Suicide
Suicide Awareness Voices of Education
Suicide: Read This First
Additional Mental Health Care & Counseling Resources
Disaster/Trauma
HIV/AIDS
Interpretation of Dream
Keirsey (Myers-Briggs) Temperament Sorter

Additional HealthCare Resources
http://www.mesothelioma.com

Elder Care and Estate Planning Resources
http://www.danleylaw.com

Note: Not responsible for the content, claims or representations of the listed sites . 

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 

Cancellation Policy
Appointments missed or cancelled with less than 24 hours notice will be charged at the full scheduled session fee. Please do not rely on email as sufficient notice for cancelling appointments. Be sure to give me a call or text.

I provide you with a Receipt For Service which you can then file with your insurance company to be directly reimbursed. My services are covered in part by most health insurance plans - I would be an "Out-of-Network Provider" on your plan. My credentials for coverage are Licensed Professional Counselor and Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist.

Sessions $160.+
Out of network
Informed Consent and Practice Policies for Office and Online Therapy

LITIGATION POLICY AND FEES FOR COURT-RELATED SERVICES

Emergency Care 

 RELEASE OF INFORMATION

Patient Intake Form