Hello! I am a licensed psychologist and therapist who works with individuals, families, and couples. I specialize in therapy with adults and young adults with self-esteem difficulties as well as those who have survived early childhood trauma (physical/emotional/sexual abuse and/or neglect). I have found my personality to fit well with people who come to therapy for issues related to feeling overwhelmed, unfulfilled, and confused as well as those who want help with self-defeating patterns. My approach is to use my professional knowledge and experience to help clients develop insight, identity, and a sense of meaning while also teaching skills to live a more fulfilling life.
In addition to holding a doctorate degree in clinical psychology, I have engaged in specialized study in the areas of 1) understanding individuals within their social environment (psychoanalysis fellowship) and 2) understanding complex family relationship dynamics (certificate in child and family forensic issues). I bring this education and my previous work experiences (e.g., community mental health, inpatient substance use treatment, juvenile detention, psychological evaluation) to my present job of helping my clients achieve their goals in therapy. In working with individuals, couples, and families, the types of therapy I use include psychodynamic therapy, dialectical behavior therapy (DBT), and therapy informed by attachment theory.
— Graham

Education, Credentials, Memberships, Titles Held

  • Doctor of Psychology, Chicago School of Professional Psychology

  • Massachusetts Psychologist License # 10944

  • Master of Arts in Clinical Psychology, Chicago School of Professional Psychology

  • Fellowship Program in Psychoanalysis, Chicago Center for Psychoanalysis

  • Certificate in Child and Family Forensics Issues, Center of Excellence for Children, Families, and the Law, William James College

  • Member, American Psychological Association (APA)

  • Member, APA Division 39: Psychoanalysis

  • Member, Massachusetts Psychological Association (MPA)

  • Member, Association of Family and Conciliation Courts (AFCC)

  • Member, Massachusetts Association of Guardians ad Litem (MAGAL)

Publications, Presentations/Speeches, Awards/Recognition, Public Appearances

  • Expert Witness in Mock Trial Exercises, Harvard Law School, 2018

  • Expert Consultant to Judges, Attorneys, Probation Officers, and Court Staff during Federal Judicial Conference, Harvard Law School, 2018

  • Psychotropic Medication, New Life Community Church training, Chicago, IL, 2017

  • Children and Psychiatric Hospitalization, Chicago Volunteer Legal Services (CVLS), Chicago, IL, 2017

  • Garwood, G. (2017). Towards a more complete comprehension of behavioral problems in African American adolescent males: Racism, trauma, and Parental mis-attunement. (10258040, The Chicago School of Professional Psychology, Chicago). ProQuest Dissertations Publishing.

  • Team Service Award, Community Partnerships, The Chicago School of Professional Psychology and the Illinois Chapter of the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI). (2016).

  • Colloquium: Chokshi, S., Garwood, G., Sandler, E., & Wells, B. (2013). The Long-term Impact of Perceived Racial Discrimination on Physical and Mental Health.

  • Woodhouse, P. S., Grogan, C., Garwood, G. T., et al. (2009). Study of the roles of handedness and lateralized attention as they apply to picking up and holding infants. Poster presented at the TENNET Conference, Montreal, Quebec, Canada.

Payments Accepted

Insurance:

  • Aetna

  • Blue Cross/Blue Shield

  • Harvard Pilgrim

  • Allways Health

  • United Healthcare

  • Out of Network (OON)

Self Pay:

  • Credit Card, FSA/HSA Card, Cash or Check