Who I Am
My Mission Is To End The Pain And Stigma Of Addiction And Its Consequences!
Early in my career, I was known nicknamed as: "the 90-day Wonder” by my heroin-addicted clients. They marveled at my skills, empathy, understanding, and trustworthiness. They found my abilities especially significant knowing I began as a college-educated young man from Montreal who knew nothing about the truths of life in and being an addict on the “Streets of New York”.
My Fundamental Abilities To Respect Similarities In People
And To Rise Above Our Differences
Have Guaranteed Me My Greatest Successes!
Over the years, I assumed many roles. I have been a program director for the mentally ill homeless. I counseled people with both substance abuse and alcohol addictions. I founded or co-founded several health care related businesses including: The Center for Psychological Services, a multidiscipline outpatient mental health clinic; Rediscovery, an outpatient cocaine treatment program; Time For Me, Inc., a mind/body stress reduction clinic; and Residential Treatment Centers of America, an intense residential treatment facility for adolescents. I have trained and supervised psychological interns and assistants and taught introductory psychology for the University of Phoenix.
For over 20 years, I worked as a clinical psychologist in both public and private practice. During that time, I counseled well over 1,500 adults, adolescents and children in individual, group, marital, and family therapies. I made it my mission in life to jump into the middle of their greatest traumas and pain, unafraid to share those moments with them, as and until, they achieved relief.
I found my true passion as I transitioned from being a clinical psychologist into Personal Development, Wellness and MINDSET and Behavior Change Coaching.
My Passion For Living Fuels Itself From
My Complimentary Purposeful Relationships With Others.
As a Coach, I have maintained my keen sense of caring about others. I use many of my professional skills, but with a new focus. I now work with people who want to or are recovering from the ravages of addiction, who are seeking personal and professional change, pleasure, meaning, and joy, people who want to live in complimentary ways with complimentary others to sustain all that we are and want to be.
Coaching affords me the ability to work with the “coachable”; i.e. “normal people seeking change” and the luxury of referring the “clinically impaired” to qualified licensed mental health professionals for psychotherapy.
I earned my B.A. in psychology from Loyola College of Montreal, Canada, my M.A., in psychology, from The New School for Social Research in N.Y.C and my Ph.D. in clinical psychology from the California School of Professional Psychology – Fresno. I have also graduated from The Institute for Life Coach Training, trained with CoachVille and am a member of both The International Coaching Federation and The International Association of Coaches.
I have developed, practice and teach the following series of MINDSET and Behavior Change Programs.
•YOU Didn’t Get “HOOKED” From Breathing!™
A 180 Day intensive outpatient internet substance addiction recovery program. To read more about the program, click here.
•YOU Didn’t Get FAT From Breathing!™
This is a 13 week digital self-study MINDSET and Behavior Change Weight Loss e-program with each module delivered weekly to your email box. For more information about this Weight Loss Program, Please Click Here
•MINDSET!/weight™ and MINDSET!/addiction™
These are training programs for qualified professional health and wellness providers, who wish to learn methods of coaching clients to a successful outcome utilizing techniques I developed with the MINDSET and Behavior Change programs. Please contact me directly for more information.
"Get Your Head Out Of Your “BuT”! is a personal development book I authored and is an excellent companion to any of the MINDSET and Behavior Programs and to your Thirteenth Step Sobriety Process of the YOU Didn’t Get “HOOKED” From Breathing!™ “HOOKED” No More, Sober Living Plan™.
Gary S. Grossman Ph.D