Pointe Business Plaza
7227 North 16th Street
Phoenix, AZ 85020
Clinical Social Worker/Therapist
Consultation Services to Employers
Employee Assistance Counseling
Working with Blended families
Working with children of all ages dealing with divorce
Eating disorders &addictions
Anxiety, Trauma, PTSD
My name is Gwen Gruber. I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with over twenty years experience, treating children, adolescents, and adults. I originally worked in New York City and Long Island in hospital settings, clinics and in private practice.
I have offices in Central Phoenix and in the Scottsdale Airpark. The Phoenix office is right off State Highway 51 at Glendale Ave, and the Scottsdale office, on Scottsdale Road slightly south of Thunderbird Road-near the loop 101. I accept most insurance plans, please look at my services page. I offer a free phone consultation.
I provide a safe and confidential environment where individuals are able to explore their issues. I am down to earth, compassionate and begin at the place where my “clients are at.” I invite my client’s to set the stage of where to begin and together we will figure out which method of treatment is best. Therapy is a collaborative relationship where an individual is able to approach many ways to problem solving.
Some of my specialties include. “harm reduction psychotherapy”, where I work with individuals who are wrestling with issues such as, alcohol and or substance abuse, eating disorders or other emotional issues they want to explore changing. We explore these issues in a non-judgmental way. Working towards making incremental changes. Abstinence is not required in this form of treatment.
Other specialties are working with children, adolescents and adults. I have done extensive research and writing on the impact divorce has on individuals of all ages.
I also work with life transitions as a means of helping people grow and heal during critical and traumatic times in their lives.
I value each person as an individual with his or her own unique histories and experiences that have helped to contribute to who they are as a whole.
Each person comes into the therapeutic experience with a unique set of emotional strengths and weaknesses and together we collaborate or co-author the best method to achieve what you have come to therapy for. We work together in the sessions to help you learn more about yourself and how to become autonomous.
As an individual and a therapist, I believe that for any real change to manifest itself it has to come from within the bounds of the person’s ability to choose and to be honestly motivated to change. As a therapist I serve as a catalyst in empowering my clients to set goals, make decisions and ultimately change.
I believe small changes can make enormous differences in ones life. Please visit my websites www.gwengruber.com. and www.Arizona-Psychotherapy.com
|Practice Specialties or Interests:
in bold text)
Adult Children of Alcoholics
Harm Reduction Psychotherapy
Eating Issues and Changing for good
Solution-Focused Brief Therapy
12 Step work
Harm reduction/motivational interviewing
|Additional Demographic Expertise:
I work with all kinds of people
MSW, Adelphi University, 1989
BA, Marist College, 1984
Pederson-Krag Institute for pyshcotherapy, 1999
|National Association of Social Workers|
|Arizona Society of Group Psychotherapy|
|Arizona Center of Mental Health|
|Monthly Class on Relational Self-Pyschology taught by Allan Gelber, PhD|
||110 for a 50 minute individual session
I am flexible with my fee due to our economy. So if you are motivated and want to change I am willing to work something out.
First Choice Health
MHNet Behavioral Health
Preferred Health Network
American Behavioral, Az Foundation
LifeSync/Humana Co, MH Net, I
Additional Plans Not Listed
|Insurance and Billing Instructions:
||Talk to me before the first session at 602-670-9617 or e mail me at email@example.com. I have afternoon, evening and Saturday hours available
Located in Central Phoenix close to Paradise Valley, Down Town and North East Phoenix as well as Scottsdale. I provide counseling and psychotherapy for children , adolescents and adults. I provide individual, couples and family therapy. I take most insurance and also work on a sliding scale.
||Please Visit my Website: www.gwengruber.com or www.arizona-psychotherapy.com. I have afternoon and evening hours available.