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Clay Gruber
Clay Gruber
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
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Clay Gruber

Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW

Verified by Psychology Today
2 Endorsed
5106 Wrightsville Avenue, Wilmington, NC 28403
Let's Connect (910) 714-4340
Hey there, I’m Clay, a therapist who’s here to support you on your journey through life. I specialize in working with teenagers and young adults, helping them navigate the challenges that come their way. Transitioning through different phases of life can be tough, but I’m here to help make it a smoother ride. I have a laid-back style and love to use humor to make difficult topics easier to discuss. Life can be heavy at times, but through laughter and a relaxed atmosphere, we can tackle tough conversations together. I believe that creating a non-judgmental environment is crucial for genuine exploration and personal growth.
My foremost specialty is working with the LGBTQ+ population, particularly gender-diverse teens and adults. I have extensive training on the topic and offer recommendation letters for clients who are working with a surgeon. I additionally specialize in working with young men exploring their self-expression and managing their anger.
Finding the right therapist for you is like finding the right partner - it's all about chemistry. I encourage you to reach out, even if you're unsure about getting started; and know that you can always change therapists if you feel like we aren't "clicking"! That said, I'm sure we'll work great together and I look forward to meeting you!
Take the first step to help. Call or Clay Gruber now - (910) 714-4340

My Practice at a Glance

Available both in-person and online

5106 Wrightsville Avenue

Wilmington, NC 28403

(910) 714-4340
I offer therapy sessions in-person and virtually. I also offer a limited number of weekend sessions!
I specialize in Transgender, School Issues and Chronic Illness 
$125 Per Session, I accept insurance 
I see individuals, couples and families  
Let's Connect (910) 714-4340

My Practice at a Glance

Available both in-person and online

5106 Wrightsville Avenue

Wilmington, NC 28403

(910) 714-4340
I offer therapy sessions in-person and virtually. I also offer a limited number of weekend sessions!
I specialize in Transgender, School Issues and Chronic Illness 
$125 Per Session, I accept insurance 
I see individuals, couples and families  

Finances

Fees

  • Individual Sessions $125

Insurance

  • BlueCross and BlueShield
  • TRICARE
  • UnitedHealthcare UHC | UBH
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Feel free to check in with our billing staff if you have questions regarding insurance coverage by calling in!
or call with questions - (910) 714-4340
Clay Gruber
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
"
Feel free to check in with our billing staff if you have questions regarding insurance coverage by calling in!
or call with questions - (910) 714-4340
Clay Gruber
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW

Qualifications

  • Verified by Psychology Today Licensed by State of North Carolina / C015259
  • In Practice for 4 Years
  • Membership with WPATH 2023
  • Attended University of North Carolina at Wilmington, MSW, Graduated 2020
Feel free to ask about qualifications and training experience. or (910) 714-4340
Clay Gruber
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Feel free to ask about qualifications and training experience. or (910) 714-4340
Clay Gruber
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW

Specialties and Expertise

Top Specialties

  • Transgender
  • School Issues
  • Chronic Illness

Expertise

  • ADHD
  • Anxiety
  • Behavioral Issues
  • Depression
  • Family Conflict
  • Grief
  • LGBTQ+
  • Life Transitions
  • Men's Issues
  • Obesity
  • Oppositional Defiance (ODD)
  • Parenting
  • Peer Relationships
  • Racial Identity
  • Relationship Issues
  • Self Esteem
  • Self-Harming
  • Sports Performance
  • Stress
  • Suicidal Ideation
  • Teen Violence
  • Trauma and PTSD
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I largely work with clients who are experiencing anxiety, depression, stress, or trauma. That said, I have specialties that I have developed over my professional career including anger management, adolescents/young adults, families experiencing major illness (e.g. a family member with cancer, organ transplant), and working with gender-diverse folks.
or call with questions - (910) 714-4340
Clay Gruber
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
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I largely work with clients who are experiencing anxiety, depression, stress, or trauma. That said, I have specialties that I have developed over my professional career including anger management, adolescents/young adults, families experiencing major illness (e.g. a family member with cancer, organ transplant), and working with gender-diverse folks.
or call with questions - (910) 714-4340
Clay Gruber
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW

2 Endorsements

Ryan McFall
Ryan McFall
Clinical Social Work/TherapistMSWLCSW
I've known Clay for years and I always enjoy his time and feedback. He's got a wide range of experiences which provide him with the opportunity for thoughtful feedback and responses!

Client Focus

Age

Preteen
Teen
Adults
Elders (65+)

Participants

Individuals
Couples
Family

Communities

Bisexual Allied
Body Positivity
Cancer
Gay Allied
Intersex Allied
Lesbian Allied
Non-Binary Allied
Open Relationships Non-Monogamy
Queer Allied
Racial Justice Allied
Sex-Positive, Kink Allied
Transgender Allied

Age

Preteen
Teen
Adults
Elders (65+)

Participants

Individuals
Couples
Family

Communities

Bisexual Allied
Body Positivity
Cancer
Gay Allied
Intersex Allied
Lesbian Allied
Non-Binary Allied
Open Relationships Non-Monogamy
Queer Allied
Racial Justice Allied
Sex-Positive, Kink Allied
Transgender Allied

Treatment Approach

Types of Therapy

  • Attachment-based
  • Cognitive Behavioral (CBT)
  • Cognitive Processing (CPT)
  • Compassion Focused
  • Culturally Sensitive
  • Eclectic
  • Emotionally Focused
  • Family Systems
  • Narrative
  • Person-Centered
  • Strength-Based
  • Structural Family Therapy
  • Trauma Focused
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A lot of folks may not know the specific types of therapy and what they mean - and that's totally understandable! Once I get to know a client's goals, I will describe the methods of therapy we will utilize and make sure you know what to expect every step of the way.
or call with questions - (910) 714-4340
Clay Gruber
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
"
A lot of folks may not know the specific types of therapy and what they mean - and that's totally understandable! Once I get to know a client's goals, I will describe the methods of therapy we will utilize and make sure you know what to expect every step of the way.
or call with questions - (910) 714-4340
Clay Gruber
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW

Location

Primary Location

5106 Wrightsville Avenue

Wilmington, NC 28403

(910) 714-4340
"
I offer therapy sessions in-person and virtually. I also offer a limited number of weekend sessions!
Take the first step to help. Call now - (910) 714-4340
Clay Gruber
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
"
I offer therapy sessions in-person and virtually. I also offer a limited number of weekend sessions!
Take the first step to help. Call now - (910) 714-4340
Clay Gruber
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Last Modified: 28 Oct 2023