Gregory Swift strives to bring an effective blend of compassion, clarity, caring, and experience to the process of counseling to those who are struggling with addictions to drugs and alcohol as well as those suffering with Co-Occurring Disorders such as Depression, Anxiety, Trauma, and Grief and Loss. He aims to provide genuine healing and holistic care to each individual.
Gregory is a native of Southern California and has studied at University of Phoenix where he received a B.A. degree in Business Management, he earned his Master’s degree at National University in Counseling Psychology as well as a Master’s degree of Divinity from Fuller Theological Seminary. Gregory is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist and an ordained pastor with the Lutheran Congregations Mission in Christ (LCMC).
Gregory has over 20 years of counseling experience working in-patient and out-patient settings, and has spent ten years working at Pacific Clinics as an Associate Director/Clinical Director treating individuals with Substance Abuse Disorders and Addictions, Depression, Bi-Polar Disorder, Anxiety Disorders, Schizophrenia, and Relational Disorders.
Gregory takes a holistic approach to his therapeutic counseling, addressing substance abuse addictions, emotional distress, trauma, posttraumatic stress disorders, grief and loss, mental health disorders, and spiritual disorders. Gregory draws from a variety of Evidenced Based Practices such as Seeking Safety, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT), and Motivational Interviewing to create a tailored approach for each individual and each situation.
Gregory possesses a genuine concern for all of those he treats who are recovering from emotional pain and addiction. He considers himself an active therapist, combining experience, education, creativity, and a sense of humor with a down to earth, realistic approach to the healing practice of counseling. He gives those he serves the tools to effectively navigate difficult and discouraging life issues in order to heal.
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