Counseling with Dr. Grayman

 My primary clinical specialty is acute stress and traumatic stress. Informed by (1) my in-depth studies of trauma, grief and bereavement; (2) my own experience with traumatic perinatal loss and stress; and (3) my religious, spiritual and holistic wellness studies and practices, I take an integrative approach to this kind of grief support that is intensive, structured, holistic, and personalized.  

We begin with 18 structured sessions over eight weeks. The primary goal during this time is to strengthen, deepen, and expand your current adaptive ways of coping in order to reduce the intensity of your stress reactions across physiological, sensory & perceptual, emotional, cognitive-behavioral, and social domains to sub-clinical levels.  

Although I can make no guarantees, my clients experiencing clinical levels of stress tend to report noteworthy decreases in symptoms by the end of the first two weeks of our intensive work together. 

An initial 8 structured sessions over eight weeks is also available to those entering counseling reporting sub-clinical levels of stress across symptoms.

After the initial eight weeks of support, all clients are invited to open-ended counseling, where we continue to work on keeping your stress levels at bay while we explore deeper matters of post-loss existence, identity, and meaning. 

A variety of nature-based, somatic, expressive art, humanistic, emotion-focused, and cognitive-behavioral interventions (including DBT informed interventions), are incorporated into this work. I also integrate interventions coming out of the Black Church religious tradition- namely gospel, scriptural, and sermonic meditations.

Fee for Therapy: $160/55-Minute Session

I am an In-Network provider with Aetna as well as an Out-of-Network/Private Pay provider. PPO Out-of-Network insurance plan holders take two easy steps to have part of my fee reimbursed: 

(1) Meet their PPO Out-of-Network plan deductible;                                                                                                                                                                                                                        (2) Submit my "Statements for Insurance Reimbursement"/"Superbills" to their providers for reimbursement.                                                                                      

I accept employer sponsored HSA cards, FSA cards, Loveland Vouchers, and all major credit cards for out-of-network/private pay payment. My counseling service is available to Maryland residents only at this time.

Counseling Materials Included with Eight Week Intensive Traumatic Stress Counseling Fee:

Relaxation Playlist

Spa Resources

Seasonal Therapeutic Encounters with Nature Journal

Art Materials

Art/Writing Journal

Grief One Day at a Time: 365 Meditations to Help You Heal After Loss (or alternative text)

Grief/Stress Journey Audio Psychoeducation Library

Supportive Black Church Sermonic Library

Gospel Music Sound Healing Playlist

The Inclusive Bible: The First Egalitarian Version

Lamentations & Hope Card Deck

Counseling Materials Included with Non-Intensive Eight Session Counseling Fee:

Relaxation Playlist

Spa Resources

Seasonal Therapeutic Encounters with Nature Journal

Art Materials

Art/Writing Journal

Grief One Day at a Time: 365 Meditations to Help You Heal After Loss (or alternative text)

Grief/Stress Journey Audio Psychoeducation Library

Supportive Black Church Sermonic Library

Gospel Music Sound Healing Playlist

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