Maria Gray, LMFT, NMP, CGP
I’m an approved Brainspotting Consultant and Assistant Trainer. I’m passionate about Brainspotting and use it with the majority of my clients in my Century City, California practice, where I specialize in trauma and addictions.
I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist trained in brain/body therapies including: EMDR, Brainspotting, and the NeuroAffective Relational Model (NARM). NARM is a clinical approach that combines a focus on the nervous system with an exploration and curiosity regarding clients’ thoughts and emotions. These three therapeutic models are resource and wellness-oriented, as well as non-pathologizing. The emphasis is on helping clients re-establish connection to their bodies and to the parts of self that are organized, coherent and functional. As a long time yoga and meditation practitioner, I understand the importance of staying connected with our bodies and how challenging that can be at times.
I have a passion for working with addictions and adults who grew up around addiction and/or mental illness. I’m particularly interested in how our society uses "busy"— sometimes in the form of technology overuse and over-scheduling. My extensive experience in the corporate world has also influenced my work.