Business Office Suites at Kierland
7010 E, Acoma Drive
Scottsdale, AZ 85254
Clinical Social Worker/Therapist
Consultation Services to Employers
Employee Assistance Counseling
My name is Gwen Gruber. I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with over 20 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 am pleased to Announce in January, 2014 I am expanded and moving my private practice Business office Suites at Kierland. I My new office is close to the Loop 101 exit at Scottsdale Road from State Highway 51 Greenway exit. have afternoon and evening hours available. I accept most insurance plans and 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.
|Practice Specialties or Interests:
in bold text)
Children & Adolescents
Adult Children of Alcoholics
Dually Diagnosed Individuals
Harm Reduction Psychotherapy
Eating Issues and Changing for good
Working with Blended Families, GLBT
Solution-Focused Brief Therapy
12 Step work
|Additional Demographic Expertise:
People with Disabilities
I work with all kinds of people
MSW, Adelphi University, 1989
BA, Marist College, 1984
Pederson-Krag Institute for Psychotherapy, 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|
||$70 - $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.
United Behavioral Health (UBH)
Aetna EAP, Network Advantage EAP, Jorgenson Brooks EAP, Megellan EAP
Additional Plans Not Listed
|Insurance and Billing Instructions:
||Talk to me before the first session at 602-670-9617 or email me. I have afternoon, evening and Saturday hours available.
Located in Northeast Phoenix / Scottsdale close to Paradise Valley, Central Phoenix . Near the Loop 101 Scottsdale Road Exit.. Accessible from Highway 51 from either Thunderbird or Greenway Road.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.
||I believe in the premise "Small Changes can make an Enormous Difference." I place a lot of emphasis on nutrition and exercise as means of creating optimal mental as well as physical health.I see that a little bit of exercise can really go a long way. I take a mindful approach. Although I believe that our past relationships can be significant I also value living in the present as a means of overcoming obstacles. I start where my clients are at and together we can co-create a better place.