Gregory Kaplan

Gregory Kaplan


Gregory believes we face challenges at work, in romantic relationships, and with children, parents, and friends in part because we are shaped by patterns of relating to people and reacting to events. Formed early in life and continually reinforced, these patterns generate expectations that can limit our abilities to respond to stressors and envision new possibilities.

Counseling is a process that can reveal those patterns and even, in the context of a therapeutic relationship, repair some of the wounds they mask and reflect. As a result of counseling, you can expect to feel freer to make healthier choices and to recover more easily from losses and setbacks.

Before becoming a counselor, Gregory served in many roles that allowed him to facilitate peoples’ growth and change.

With a Ph.D. in Religious Studies, Gregory taught for ten years at Rice University, where he took joy in mentoring students who showed him how to have difficult, life-changing conversations. This experience prepared him to help clients searching for their purpose and seeking spiritual meaning, or grappling with education.

Gregory founded and for several years ran a small book publishing company, which gave him the opportunity to identify and shape authors’ unique voices. As a result, he is able to elicit clients’ capacities for self-expression and effective communication.

Gregory welcomes individual adult clients who experience anxiety, depression, grief, relationship conflicts, parenting issues, and spiritual struggles.

Gregory is studying for an M.A. in Mental Health Counseling at Northwestern University. He earned a B.A. at Oberlin College and a Ph.D. at Stanford University.

Gregory is supervised by Matthew Whalen, M.Ed, LPC-S

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