Gay Williamson-Grigas

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About Me

Hello my name is Gay Lynn Williamson-Grigas and I am a Licensed Mental Health Counselor, (LMHC) and a Certified Addiction Professional. I have a Master's Degree in psychology from the Michigan School of Professional Psychology, in Farmington Hills, Michigan. My first commercially published book, Transformative Rituals: Celebrations for Personal Growth, highlights my very creative approach to therapy and incorporates innovative ways to break through barriers and blocks that hold us back. I have over 20 years of experience working with individuals and groups in recovery centers, as a corporate consultant, and in educational settings.

I have a more spiritual approach to counseling, using the Bible and teaching of Jesus with a focus on forgiveness and love. I have experience working with individuals dealing with anxiety, depression, bipolar, recovery from addictions and addictive compulsive behaviors, relationship problems, codependency, job transitions, life transitions, self worth and self esteem.

My goal is to be a positive motivator and an encouraging presence. My hope is to inspire and uplift those who are frustrated and discouraged. My desire is to help each person come to appreciate their unique life meaning and purpose. My commitment is to help individuals live their best authentic life and pursue what makes them happy.

My most recent book is Trigger-Proof: 12 Tools to Keep Your Cool and Confidence. Working with people of all ages to understand their personal triggers and buttons that get pushed. Helping individuals personally and professionally stay centered while dealing with stressful people and situations that may trigger unwanted responses.

My style is to assist each person I have the honor to work with understanding their unique individual patterns and self perceptions. In doing so each person has the opportunity to change and modify their personal patterns or interrupt the unhealthy behavior patterns that are no longer supporting their success and peace of mind.


  • Stress, Anxiety
  • Self esteem
  • Depression
  • Coping with life changes
  • Coaching
Also experienced in:
Addictions , LGBT , Relationship issues , Family conflicts , Trauma and abuse , Grief , Intimacy-related issues , Parenting issues , Anger management , Career difficulties , Bipolar disorder , Abandonment , Adoption and Foster Care , Read more...

Clinical approaches:
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Existential Therapy, Jungian Therapy, Mindfulness Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Solution-Focused Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy

Years of Experience: 20

Services Offered

  • Messaging

  • Live Chat

  • Phone

  • Video


LMHC #MH15566 (Expires: 2023-03-31)


Written by M.A. on Sep 11, 2021 after therapy with Gay for 6 months

Gaylin is a huge support and has been helping unravel a lifetime of untruths/ negative thought patterns into truths and more productive ways of thinking. She has helped so much and is a good teacher and listener. I would 10/10 recommend using her to get through a hardship or tough experience, she gives you the tools and let’s you know you aren’t alone.

Written by A.I. on Jul 09, 2021 after therapy with Gay for 2 months

Gay has helped me so much work through a transitional time and helped me build up the coping mechanisms I needed for a sudden and unexpected transition. I am confident that I will succeed in this next phase of my life. She stayed focused on my goals and encouraged me to grow with the right boundaries in place. She is a great listener and I would definitely recommend her services.