My Approach to Helping
Chuck Gray, Ph.D. is a marriage counseling specialist. Marital issues may be aggravating, saddening, frustrating and disappointing. Often we feel emotionally unheard, underappreciated, and like we simply can't win. But there is hope. Chuck Gray, PhD endeavors to offer the compassionate, warm atmosphere helpful in enabling you to feel comfortable revealing and understanding your innermost behaviors, feelings, and thoughts. Spouses learn to supportively and nurturingly hear and understand each other's deep feelings and thoughts.
A wide array of helpful modern psychological techniques may be subsequently utilized to evaluate in a friendly manner the frequently hidden causal origins of your situations. We then together identify your learned patterns of interaction as you uncover how to cultivate the best in each other while simultaneously learning how to harness the best in yourselves. Various practical psychological techniques may then be employed to help you develop specific marriage improvement plans and softly direct you in helping each other through the process of satisfying your marital goals. Chuck Gray, Ph.D. is dedicated to offering the best service to optimize your ability to clearly and warmly examine your issues and conjointly reach your relationship desires.
Chuck Gray, PhD specializes in Singles' Issues and Marriage Counseling while also offering counseling in the ensuing areas: Grief/Loss, Communication, Alcohol Abuse, Affairs, Panic Attacks, Trust, Phobias, Depression, Social Fears, Anxiety, Self-Esteem, Stress, Premarital Counseling, Sexual Abuse, Dating Issues, Codependency, and Sexual Dysfunction.
More Info About My Practice
Staff Support and Clinic Practices:
Dr. Gray provides 55 minutes of a 110 minute initial consultation to the first member of each family. Welcoming clerical staff members can be contacted between Monday to Friday from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. They can give you information about Dr. Gray and schedule an appointment.
Dr. Chuck Gray is licensed as a psychologist in the State of Texas, and has been as of 1987. He attained his PhD at the University of Houston in clinical psychology, a program which is recognized by the American Psychological Association. During his time studying there he worked for eleven semesters as a teaching fellow in the Human Sexuality, Marriage, and Family Living course. Earlier, he attained bachelor degrees in physics and psychology at Southern Methodist University.
Offering the public valuable psychological info has remained a necessity for Dr. Chuck Gray. Dr. Gray has given several hundred of well-regarded workshops and seminars. He penned a relationships column in Cover Magazine, and his work has been highlighted in the Houston Chronicle and various television programs from the Houston Media Source. He has additionally acted as an expert in psychology for the Houston Chronicle, various magazines, and nearly every television channels broadcasting in Houston.
More than a hundred experts have helped Dr. Chuck Gray with additional training, including specialty training as a Mars and Venus counselor by John Gray, Ph.D. author of Men Are From Mars, Women Are From Venus. Dr. Chuck Gray is also a professional member of the American and Texas Psychological Associations, as well as the Harris County Mental Health Association. He also worked for seven years at the Houston Psychological Association as an executive committee member.
Dr. Chuck Gray has independently supervised and taught various professionals to guide marriage counseling, and led conducted marriage counseling workshops to instruct other working professionals.
Chuck resides in the Houston area along with his beloved wife Laurie and wonderful daughter Valerie. His daughter Cheryl resides in San Antonio where she attends Trinity University.
The clinic is conveniently located on the inbound feeder of the Southwest Freeway on the inbound side of South Gessner in a nine story building called The Center. The address is 8303 SW FWY, Suite 330, Houston, Texas 77074.
Specific Issue(s) I'm Skilled at Helping With
Marriage counseling is my number one speciality. Since the time I applied to graduate school, I have steered my training towards adult relationship issues. In my clinical psychology graduate program, I studied under James McCary, Ph.D. who had started the first undergraduate course in the country in adult relationships and at the time had helped launch all the other such programs around the country. He had been nominated for president of the American Psychological association. I taught eleven semesters of the Marriage and Family Living course as a teaching fellow, then went on to present hundreds of seminars and workshops on adult relationship issues, including those to train other mental health professionals in marriage counseling. Since 1987 I have had the pleasure of spending the vast majority of my professional life directly helping clients fulfill their relationship dreams and training other mental health professionals to do likewise. My interest, knowledge, training, and experience have always been in assisting others to bring out the best in each other and to make life increasingly wonderful for each other. I would love to do so with you.
My Role as a Therapist
As a counselor my role is to assist my clients in bringing out the best in themselves and others. I seek to create a warm, friendly, positive environment that may make it easier for us to open up honestly and deeply about our inner thoughts and feelings as well as out behaviors. We then work together to collaboratively assess what has happened and how to accomplish your personal and relationship goals. Numerous psychological approaches and techniques may then be used to assist you in understanding, enhancing, and experiencing your ability to bring out the best in yourself and others. I would love to assist you in doing so.