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Grace Gray, MSW, LCSW

Grace Gray is a therapist at Across Counseling

Contact Grace


Phone: 703-389-1913

Grace Gray (She/Her/Hers) specializes in counseling individual adolescents and adults as well as couples and families. Grace's areas of focus include Gender Identity issues, especially in adolescents, developmental trauma (Level 2 training in Sensorimotor Psychotherapy, which specifically addresses this kind of trauma), depression, anxiety, and executive functioning disorders (including ADHD).  Grace also has training in EMDR (eye movement and desensitization reprogramming) and TIR (traumatic incident reduction), which are both used in the treatment of trauma. She is licensed in Virginia and Maryland.

Grace specializes in a number of issues including:

  • Self-acceptance, especially in teens and in adults recovering from difficult childhood

  • Gender Identity and other LGBTQ issues

  • Teen and adult attention and executive function difficulties, including ADHD

  • Anxiety, depression, and mood disorders

  • Adjustments, transitions and life stressors

  • Codependency, codependent relationships and other dysfunctional relationships

  • Recovery from abusive relationships; rebuilding your life 

  • Domestic conflicts, separation and divorce  

  • Post-divorce, including co-parenting after divorce


Professional Background
Grace received a PhD in Neural Sciences from Washington University, School of Medicine.  Her Masters Degree in Clinical Social Work is from Catholic University and her Bachelors degree is from Mount Holyoke College.

Grace interned at the Office of Rehabilitation and Development, The Public Defender Service for the District of Columbia and at The Women’s Center in Vienna, Virginia.

Prior to coming to Across Counseling, Grace also worked with Women Within International as the Director, Capital Area Women’s Council, Washington, DC and volunteered at a shelter for abused and substance-abusing women, and their children in St. Charles, MO.

Grace has led and participated in women’s empowerment groups for more than 10 years.


Associate Research Scientist, Yale University Medical School

Postdoctoral Fellow, Yale University Medical School

Graduate Student, Washington University, St. Louis, MO. Independent research in developmental neurobiology.

Professional Affiliations

  • NASW (National Association of Social Workers)

  • WPATH (World Professional Association for

Transgender Health

  • ISSTD (International Society for the Study of

Trauma and Dissociation

  • Capital Networking Group

We can provide statements for clients who wish to
 submit for insurance reimbursement.

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